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Question on Pre-Swing Fundamentals:

What do you focus your eyes on when starting your swing? A certain point on the ball? Nothing? I've heard some people look at the front of the ball.

The most common thing to focus on is the back inside quarter of the ball. This became popular as most players try to hit the ball from an inside/out path to create a slight draw (curve from right to left) or straight ball flight.

Some players just look down at the whole ball and not a particular point. Whether you are left eye or right eye dominant can also influence where you feel most comfortable looking. I haven't heard many good players say they look at the front of the ball, but I do see a benefit to that. It would keep you moving forward, shifting your weight through the shot and swinging through the ball to the target line. For this reason, I have heard tour players say they look a couple inches in front of the ball to make sure their club bottoms out there resulting in a nice divot in front of the ball.

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