THE CRITICAL DRIVE
▶ When you can’t afford to miss the fairway, your instinct might be to play conservative with a 3-wood or hybrid and bunt the ball out there. That’s a bad idea. It’s also a bad idea to grab your driver and try to crush one. Remember what I said about being yourself – that’s helpful here. Hit your driver like you’re on your favourite par 4 at your home course. The swing thought that works great for me in pressure situations is, Complete the backswing. Being nervous can make you cut your backswing short and rush the club down to the ball. Take your time getting the club back, and don’t start the downswing until your body feels fully wound.