I recently played a tournament, my first of the Season, and the first since my eye surgery.
I had a Cataract removed,not a big job and my sight is again 6/6, however it did affect my game.
i found it affected my setup more than anything.
I played with another Coach before the event, and he informed me that I was aligning way left.
I experimented with a line on my ball while teeing off and putting and even though I know the line was positioned perfectly to my target line, I felt I was setup left, way left.
Consequently, all my misses were right of target.
It took till the second day back 9 before I made a definite decision to just trust the alignment process.
I know I always push that philosophy too my students, and I am usually very good myself at following my own advice, but this was different as my vision had changed so dramatically everything looked different!
I took extra time finding a visible intermediate target between “the target” and the ball, and I made sure I had a practice swing rehearsing the Club path over my intermediate target, so even at address when I think I am pointing left I trusted the process, and the results were much improved.
On the Putting green, I aligned the line to the putt direction, and trusted it.
The point I guess I am trying to make, is the eyes see things differently when standing behind the ball than they do when you are astride it, and I had to re-educate myself to believe that.
If you know you have the correct target line, then don’t second guess yourself, trust the alignment and swing positively!
Oh, and I finished 15th in the Tournament, not bad for first one with 2 eyes.