Another Drop Shot For No Reason

Every time we hit the links, we have hopes of having the best round of our lives. It is the euphoria that all golfers feel when they have hope shining in their future. Unfortunately, as the round progresses our hope changes to trepidation when we drop a shot for no reason. There are many reasons why we drop a shot for no reason, but actually there is one core reason why we add strokes to our score and it is completely avoidable!

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Stressing About Golf Shots

Playing in a competition or on the cusp of shooting your best score heightens the stress level of most golfers. We tend to “get in our head” thus causing us to second guess our normally routine shots. It is inevitable that the closer we are to success on the links, the higher the levels of stress we need to manage. Regardless of which shot needs to be perfect, our mental approach to these situations is the key factor to managing that empowers golfers to perform under stressful conditions. I have experienced this situation many times in my career with mixed outcomes. However, as I matured as a golfer, I found that performing under stress has become easier producing brighter outcomes.

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My Simple Pre-shot Routine Explained

If you do not have a pre-shot routine, I highly recommend that you adopt one. This process is unique to each golfer and the value to have a constant routine is immeasurable. It the foundation of my game where I shoot low golf scores. It helps eliminate inconsistencies born from executing our golf swing slightly different each time. For me, my pre-shot routine starts the moment I reach my ball either on the tee or the general area. My pre-shot routine is simple, duplicatable and proven to produce positive results and I am going to share the fundamentals of this process.

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Playing Slower Golf Improved My Score

On Sunday I hit the links for what I thought would be a quick round. I normally play nine holes on my new course in about 1.5 hours (give or take 15 minutes; okay give 15 minutes 😉 ) with two balls. During my last round, I was stuck behind a three 4somes. So, I was going nowhere fast. I spent a good deal of time putting and chipping as I waited to go to the next hole. I found that I needed something to occupy my mind as I slowly played the round and I easily found it.

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Proper Alignment Off The Tee Is The First Step To Great Golf

The proper alignment off the tee is important to low golf scores. I realize that this is an obvious statement, yet I watch many players forget to align their shot off the tee (and from the fairway). They pick a line, walk up to their ball and hit. Then wonder why their ball is not heading where they intended and they are left with a more difficult shot to the green. All because they were misaligned due to their an improper set up.

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