DEAR LUMPY: Why do I, under pressure, block drives straight right? What is a way to prevent this during a round? —Phil D
DEAR PHIL: Extreme mental pressure can have a negative effect on your balance and muscle control. The only way to address it is to get more comfortable with it by practicing under duress. As early as 4 years old, my uncle had me practicing in front of "Duke," his driving range guard dog, which equipped me for just about any playing situation.
DEAR LUMPY: I have a lethal mistake in my golf swing, an out-in path during downswing, no matter how I try, no matter how many tips I search and try, this fault still emerges and it leads to ball mark on my club face, and I shank pretty often, and I shot slice on drive or into green, but sometimes big pull hook on fairway. How can I deal with this problem, —Thanks, Zhang Yong
DEAR ZHANG YONG: Zhang Yong, Zhang Yong, Zhang Yong. I'm no psychiatrist, but it sounds to me like you're pretty whacked out. If I could prescribe meds, I'd prescribe a lot.
DEAR LUMPY: What's your favorite clubhouse on tour? —Steve-O
DEAR STEVE-O: That's such a tough question, I resorted to creating the handy guide below.