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Golf Tips – Take your medicine

It’s that time of the year when cold & flu viruses run amuck, one must be prepared to
react when symptoms appear. You must also be able to react to trouble spots on the golf
course and know what the smart play is. The picture on the left is a woman about to hit
her ball into the fairway with a short pitch shot, as she clearly does not have room for a
full swing. How many times have you been in a trouble spot and tried a recovery shot
which borders on the impossible like the picture on the right? The rule of thumb is do not
attempt shots on the course which you have not practiced at the range! Take your
medicine by hitting the highest percentage shot possible to get the ball back into the
fairway. I know it’s more exciting to pull off the impossible, but 9 times out 10, you end
up with a blow up hole, lose your ball, lose your temper and lose your wager.

Golf Tips - Take your medicine

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Golf Tip – Stress Relief

Excess pressure in your hands and/or your arms can lead to nothing but disasters in your
shots. You should release that tension just prior to making your swing whether a full
swing or short one. Tension causes an immediate decrease in club head speed and
interrupts the flow or rhythm, both of which cause a loss in distance and control. The
picture on the left is an exercise in swinging the club around your body in the left hand if
you are right handed. Do not turn your body; just relax the hand, wrist and arm to allow
the club to rotate around your body. The picture on the right is a waggle, get into your
set up and before making your swing, give the club head a minor wiggle (waggle).

Golf Tip - Stress Relief

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