Stop tension from ruining your next round
hether it’s first-tee jitters, the deciding shot on 18 or a round with the new boss, you might be destined for failure before you even take the club back. Anxiety can prevent you from making a full and fluid swing and can corrupt good mechanics.The key is to recognise when it’s happening so you can deal with it. Here are four steps you should try.
When you sole the club on the ground, you’ll tend to push down on it. That increases the tension in your hand and arm muscles. Instead, hover the clubhead an inch or so above the turf.
Stop worrying about your grip pressure. Focus on how relaxed your arms feel at address. The arms are the real culprits when the swing gets short and fast, especially on full shots. A good swing thought over the ball is,
This one might sound silly, but it really works. Address the ball with your mouth open and your tongue pressed against the roof of your mouth. This will dissipate a lot of tension in your neck and shoulders.