Stand behind the ball and pick your target.
Get into a good address position, everything square to target line with good balance – have perhaps one more look at the target but that’s it; once in position it’s all about what the club is going to do for me.
Lots of people talk about visualisation and they usually mean visualising the shot but I focus on visualising what the club is going to do. I see just the amount of forward shaft lean that I need, I ‘see’ where the handle is going to be at impact. I’m programming in my brain what I want the club to do, and then let my body do it.
I’m not preoccupied with the target and I’m not preoccupied with swing positions, I’m only preoccupied with what position the handle of the club is going to be in at impact.
By the way, this applies to all clubs, even putting.