Originally Posted by dchoye
I been playing mostly treeline courses and able to orient myself when the fairway is clearly mapped out from the tee box.
For what ever reason, when I get to a course or individual hole with NO cues in the horizon, such as trees, condos, small hills or elevated sand traps in the fairway or posts sticking up at the 150 yard mark I can not get my body align properly.
This is usually on a wide open flat fairway without any distinct markings in the horizon. What do you do? I tried using a cloud in the sky or a mountain tip but when its a cloudless day and Im golfing on a flat prarie course i find it really difficult to line up.
It seems like these are the perfect situations to use an intermediate target. Since you have nothing really in the distance to aim at, when standing behind your ball and picking out a target, also find something right in from of your ball (discolored blades of grass, broken tee, whatever) and when you walk up to your ball to address it, just line up to that.
I've been doing that more and more lately and it helps even when you do have a target in the distance. Because it's so close, it's easy to have confidence that you are aimed correctly.