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Golf Digest (South Africa) - - The Golf Life -

HAVE A GO-TO SHOT.

As a bet­ter player, you need a shot you can rely on un­der pres­sure. De­velop a knock­down. Choke down an inch or two, stand a lit­tle closer to the ball, and play it back. For the swing, re­mem­ber this: To hit it low, fin­ish low.

PIMP YOUR DRIVER.

Check­ing the specs of your driver – and pos­si­bly up­dat­ing them – can make a huge dif­fer­ence. Get on a launch moni- tor pe­ri­od­i­cally. Make sure you’re max­imis­ing en­ergy trans­fer and neu­tral­is­ing your mishits (which are prob­a­bly of one va­ri­ety by now) as well as you can.

GO TO THE LOW SIDE.

Make sure to read your putts look­ing into the slope, as if you were read­ing a book that’s tipped to­wards you. This is the best way to see the con­tours, so you can as­sess the sever­ity of the break.

LEARN TO LET GO.

All the think­ing you’ve done about your game has put you at the brink of break­ing 80. Now you’ve got to do one more thing: Stop think­ing so much! Pick your club, clear your mind and vi­su­alise your shot go­ing at the tar­get. You’re ready.

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