A lot of things about this crazy game are counterintuitive, but here's my favorite: To be in control you have to let go of control. It's when we try to protect against skulls and chunks that we're most likely to hit them. To play recklessly, make sure your swing keeps going all the way to the finish (see photo). Any blip of hesitation can ruin the shot. I liken it to skydiving: You can be the guy who's afraid his parachute won't open, or you can be the guy embracing the experience. Either way, you've got to jump out of the plane. Hit the shot like you're excited to jump.
AND... MAKE THE PUTT
OK, you've done the hard part and played the hero shot, giving yourself a putt at it. Now what? Repeat steps 1-3 with your putter: Size up the line, focus on the rhythm of your rehearsal strokes, and play recklessly.