Aiming or doing anything involving directing the ball is a swing wrecker. Have you wondered why you hit it flush on the driving range but not so much on the course. The answer is as simple as it is counterintuitive. On the range, all you are thinking about is your swing. You are not THAT concerned about hitting it straight. And you discover that you DO hit it pretty straight, even without lining up or aiming your body. That’s because:
As long as you make a good SWING, the straightness will take care of itself.
Once you have a swing you can trust, all you do is try to repeat that swing. This involves reproducing the same ‘feel’ over and over again.
This simple idea cannot be carried too far. Instead of going to the range to ‘hit a bunch of balls’, go with the idea of ‘making a bunch of swings’. I know it sounds trivial but it is an important psychological shift.
Most of us, do not work on reproducing a ‘feel’. We work on reproducing certain ‘positions’ – both during the backswing and during our through swing. This is incorrect – and will not result in a repeatable swing. Only a correct pre-swing feel results in a repeatable swing.