3 Keys to Open Your Round with a Successful First Tee Shot
Justin Thomas of team United States interacts with fans around the first tee prior to Friday Morning Foursome Matches of the 43rd Ryder Cup at Whistling Straits on September 24, 2021 in Kohler, Wisconsin. (Photo by Warren Little/Getty Images)
- Prepare your mind for what to expect. Does the shot require a carry over water, do you have a talkative playing partner or is it an important match? Picture it all in your mind positively and you’ll be better suited for the challenge.
- An important reason why is to help them handle anxious moments— Doing is much better than thinking. Stick to a comfortable routine and you’ll have less time to let the negative thoughts creep in.
- It sounds simple, yet we all forget to breathe in the moment. Concentrate on being calm. Each player this morning took an exhale prior to hitting the ball. Copy that.