The importance of having a pre-shot routine gives you
control of the situation regardless of what that situation is, it is
something you should be familiar with therefore comfortable and as a
result you should feel more self confident. Concentrating on your
Pre-shot routine will mean that your focus is on a positive aspect as
opposed to on any negatives that you are feeling as you can only
concentrate on one thing at a time! Overall having a good Pre-shot
routine and making use of it should allow you to have a more consistent
performance – more importantly, in pressure situations you will be more
likely to succeed!
How do you monitor the consistency of your pre-shot
routine? Have your checklist after your round and think to when you
played certain shots of the days round, good and bad. Practice your
routine and time yourself for consistency.
When should you use pre-shot routine? ALWAYS,
whether you are playing a friendly or you are in competition. The only
time I wouldn’t suggest you use pre-shot routine is when you are
practicing technical changes to your game.