36 CLUES FOR GREAT GOLF

And how to steer clear of them

Golf Digest (South Africa) - - Contents - By The Ed­i­tors

Fix­ing the most common mis­takes we tend to make.

THE MOST COMMON MIS­TAKES IN GOLF

WE DON’T LOVE THE TERM

“mis­takes” here. It sounds kind of pompous and preachy, like we’re go­ing to rap you on the knuck­les or start slap­ping be­hinds if we get you to ad­mit to any of th­ese lit­tle gaffes. That’s not our in­tent at all (even if you’re into that kind of thing). We’re well aware of our own short­com­ings – in fact, they were the cat­a­lyst for and provider of much of the con­tent that fol­lows. Think of our ad­vice as com­ing from a good friend, a car­ing golf part­ner or the guy you tor­tured last Satur­day by tak­ing three prac­tice swings be­fore

ev­ery damn shot.

Our so-called mis­takes are not limited to swing or play­ing faults. In fact, the bulk of them fall into the so­cial and emo­tional realms, like hit­ting on the bev­er­age-cart girl or think­ing every­body wants to hear the blow-by-blow of the 98 you just fired. Our tips are mostly common sense, which golf some­times has a funny way of tak­ing away from us. So open your mind, and let’s go.

GOLFDI­GEST. CO. ZA

JAN­UARY 2015

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