IF you understand and apply the concept of ‘target zones’ to your approach shots, it will surely have a positive and considerable impact on your scores.
It is often said that one of the mantras for good course management is to maximise your margins for error. We all have to accept that we are not machines and in most cases are not likely to execute a perfect shot.
Indeed, the world’s leading players give themselves a good margin for error on every shot. Thus, it makes no sense for us to be aiming at the flag on each and every hole when we are out there.
1 Plan ahead
Look around you before you play. Consider all the potential risks and balance risk with reward. Think about where you want to play your next shot from and play to your strengths. Use this info to identify your target zone and then focus on a small point within it.
2 Give yourself a margin
Do not make your target zone too small. The safest part of the fairway or green is usually the biggest and easiest to hit. Maximising your margin for error makes you more likely to find your target, which consequently boosts your confidence.