Golf Tips On Teeing Off Decision
The tee off decisions are too often driven by ego than good sense.
50 percent of the time the average player would do better to leave
the driver in the bag and hit the 3-wood.
The choice of club, the alignment, the stance and the swing all
depend upon a number of factors, unique for each tee.
Use The Best Club
Shorter clubs with more loft reduce the likelihood of a slice and
increase the chance of hitting the center of the clubface.
In many cases, a 3-wood will go as far or further than the driver,
and definitely hit the fairway more often.
Mental Strokes Come First
To break 90, mentally remove every pin and instead concentrate
on hitting greens. Take dead aim at the center of each green. Do
this from every distance outside 50 yards.
Use Your Natural Tendencies
Whatever your natural ball flight, you can use it to your advantage,
because you can always eliminate one side of the golf course. You
can always start a reliable fade down the left side of the fairway,
for example, whether it goes straight, fades slightly or fades a
lot, you're still in the fairway. A draw works similarly from the
Forget The Flag
Amateur golfers concentrate too much on aiming for the flag. This
severely hurts their scoring ability and enjoyment. Instead, do
what Jack Nicklaus did for his entire career. Hit mostly to the
center of the green.
The yips are thought to be a psychological element of golf, and
is more common in more experienced golfers than beginners. This
is simply because Golfers who have played for a long time, utlising
poor mechanics, have many missed putts before. That fear of missing
becomes so great it takes hold in the mind. It takes many years
of bad practice before the yips take over.
From The Rough
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