Target Placement - The Fringe
We highly recommend that you always try to avoid placing your shot target on the fringe. Where possible, you should try to make sure that your target is on the green, especially when trying to chip in.
Target Placement - On the Green
Placing your target further away from the home is risky. This is because a small mistake in the shot setup or execution will be amplified further if the ball must travel for further before it drops into the hole.
Target Positioning - Elevation
This seems straightforward, however Point B is much lower than Point A. Placing your target on an area that is lower/higher than the area that you want your ball to land is problematic. This is because aiming lower/higher will impact the overall flight of the ball and shot trajectory. In the example above, even if you judge the wind perfectly, the ball will land short of Point A.
So how do you avoid this? When possible, try to avoid moving your target onto areas of higher/lower elevation. You can then use power or accuracy to compensate for the wind. For example, you can compensate for a left to right wind by hitting a “Great” shot on the left.
This is by far one of the trickiest concepts to master, but as they say, practice makes perfect.