Originally Posted by Jeremie Boop
I understand what you are saying, it's just in my mind the flag = bullseye. Also sometimes you can't pick a spot on the green to shoot for depending the view from where you are. It's just a matter of retraining my brain that the flag doesn't have to equal the bullseye.
Yeah, I understand this. It's very easy to tell yourself to concentrate on that one tree branch in the distance as your target ... but as easy, if not easier, to let your eyes wander back to the flag for one last quick peek at that sexy thing right before looking back down at your ball.
One thing I've experiemented with a few times, and it has helped with focus, is to get an intermediate target that I can focus on after I set up to the ball, and then after I get set up, I don't look up at the big target anymore at all. This would prevent me from focusing on the wrong thing, and, I believe, help curb some of those dreaded intrusive thoughts. "Oooh, that's a big pond over there ... better not slice it."
Not sure if something like that would work for you, but it may be worth a try.