The First Tee Jitters By Tom Watson

Many golfers get nervous on the first tee. Their minds, well at least mind does, fills with potential danger and concern about hitting a missed shot. This continual challenge is one that I believe I have conquered. This does not mean I always hit the ball well, but at least I do not dread the first tee as I wait for my turn. It took me some time to overcome my apprehension by developing a process of coping that suits my game; additionally, I came across a video by Tom Watson that will hopefully help if you are struggling with your first tee shot.

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Hitting Different Clubs Off The Tee

A couple days ago, I played at Mattawa Golf and Ski Resort. It is a par 37, 9 hole golf course in my local area. It was the first time I played this course in 2020, but have played it many times in the past. The aspect I like about this course is that only use a driver on five holes. The rest of the time I used an iron or my 3 hybrid. When using different clubs off the tee, it is important to have a distance left to the green in mind before teeing it up to ensure you use the correct club.

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Arguing With Your Golf Swing

Have you ever had an argument with yourself about your golf swing. You know, when you are hitting the ball well (or poorly) and you decide that you need a change. The change many not be required, but you start to have an internal dialogue with yourself about how to squeeze that little bit extra out of your game. Sometimes this internal argument lasts for seconds and others for much, much longer. It really can be a game changer for your golf swing and usually for the worse.

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Being In Play Off The Tee

How important is being in play off the tee anyway? I mean, as long as I am not out of bounds, then hitting the fairway seems to be a luxury. I can whack my way down to the green just as quickly hitting out of the longer grass or edge of the trees and that boring player who hits off the short grass all the time. I think this is an overrated statistic and I am going to focus on other things. If you are the golfer I just described, then I suggest you need to read on because you are heading down the wrong path to improve your golf game.

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Miss-Hitting My Tee Shot

Of all the shots in golf I hate miss-hitting, the one I hate the most has to be my tee shot. If you think about it, I set up the conditions and generally have an open landing area. So, why would I have trouble hitting off the tee? I am not sure about your game but if I am to miss, it is usually a pull to the left side of the fairway. Most of the time I get away with my miss-hit, but from time to time I find trouble and have to play a Seve-like shot to prevent a high score. Such is the nature of my game. Continue reading