Golf Tip: Beat 1st Tee Jitters...Get Your Round Off To A Flyer

Golf Tip: Beat 1st Tee Jitters...Get Your Round Off To A Flyer


GOLF TIP

by Nadene Gole
Former Tour player & winner on the European Tour


Beat 1st Tee Jitters

Get Your Round Off To A Flyer

Feeling nervous before your opening tee-shot is natural. After all, you want to start your round in good shape. At many courses, your first shot is struck in full view of numerous onlookers—no doubt causing you even more concern. By developing a solid pre-shot routine, you’ll put yourself in a comfort zone that will allow you to relax, focus on the shot at hand, and swing as smoothly as though you were on the practice range. 

Here’s my five-step process that will help you launch your next round to new heights.

STEP 1: CHOOSE YOUR TARGET
Stand a few paces behind the ball and choose your landing target and the target line of your ball’s flight.

 

STEP 2. VISUALISE YOUR SHOT
Make a couple of practice swings while looking at your target, visualising the type of shot you want to play (draw, fade or other).


STEP 3: AIM THE CLUBHEAD
Step into the ball, pointing your clubface directly at the target line—pick a leaf, spot of grass a few feet in front of the ball to ensure you’re aligned correctly.


STEP 4: ALIGN YOUR BODY

Now take your stance by aligning your shoulders, forearms, hips, knees and feet parallel with your clubface.


STEP 5: PULL THE TRIGGER

Make several waggles and relax your hands, arms and shoulders. Take a final look at your target, start your swing and let it fly.



 

 

Recent Posts
  1. What's In My Bag: Minjee Lee

    What’s In My Bag Minjee Lee 2021 Evian Championship Australia’s Minjee Lee collected her maiden major title at the Evian Championship in France. By achieving her career best result, the 25-year-old from Western Australia matched the LPGA Tour record for scoring a win at a major when trailing the lead by seven shots after 54 holes.

    Read more
  2. Champ Claims Third PGA Tour Win

    PGA TOUR 3M Open Champ Claims Third PGA Tour Win Cameron Champ returned to form scoring an emotional victory at the 3M Open in Minnesota. The 26-year-old American held back the tears after he holed out his three-foot par putt at the 72nd hole for a two-shot margin over three players. It was his third PGA Tour title. Prior to teeing off

    Read more
  3. Minjee Lee’s Epic Comeback Earns First Major at Evian

    MAJOR Evian Championship Minjee Lee’s Epic Comeback Earns First Major at EvianAustralia’s Minjee Lee collected her maiden major title after winning the Evian Championship in a playoff. The 25-year-old from Western Australia overcame South Korea’s Jeongeun Lee6 at the first extra hole with a birdie four at the par 5, 18th hole. Lee joins

    Read more

Items 1 to 3 of 124 total

Show per page