GOING FOR THE GOLD
Swing mechanics matter, but you can trick yourself into achieving them by nailing your finish. I like to call it “The Olympic 10,” like the ones gymnasts do when they stick the landing from a vault. Make it a tight, balanced finish position, and you’ll get the benefit of muscle memory of the good moves that led to it.
Stick this proud pose at the end by making a full turn back and through while staying stable—two big things that help almost any swing. Besides, even if the shot didn’t come off exactly the way you wanted, you still look good doing it! Maggie Noel
is a Golf Digest Best Young Teacher, in Houston.