Strategy Basics

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Lesson 1: Before and After a Round

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Lesson 1: Before and After a Round
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OVERVIEW

What you do before you play makes it easier or harder to have a satisfying round. Things like taking cues from your warm-up and going to the first tee with a playing mind-set can have a major impact. After your round, the right thinking is critical to set up your next day on the course. In this video, teacher Jeff Ritter covers strategy basics in the pre- and post-round.

SWING THOUGHTS

As you warm up, watch the shape of your shots and use that when you play
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Prior to a round, condense the number of swing thoughts you have
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After a round, focus on something you did well, like one great tee shot
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Try to identify a lesson after the round, like your lag putting needs help
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Lesson 2: From the Tee
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  • How to pick realistic targets
  • Using trouble areas like road signs
  • The art of aim and alignment
  • Straightening a slice—or a hook

Strategy Basics

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Lesson 1: Before and After a Round
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Lesson 2: From the Tee
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Lesson 3: On the Approach
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Lesson 4: Around the Green
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Lesson 1: Before and After a Round
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Lesson 1: Before and After a Round
  • What to look for in your warm-up
  • Simplifying your swing thoughts
  • How to head off strategic errors
  • When to give yourself a break
Lesson 2: From the Tee
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Lesson 2: From the Tee
  • How to pick realistic targets
  • Using trouble areas like road signs
  • The art of aim and alignment
  • Straightening a slice—or a hook
Lesson 3: On the Approach
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Lesson 3: On the Approach
  • Thinking one shot ahead
  • Making good use of waiting time
  • Taking what the course gives you
  • Flag hunting vs. avoiding blow-ups
Lesson 4: Around the Green
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Lesson 4: Around the Green
  • Giving yourself more easy shots
  • Swing keys: bottom and bounce
  • Letting situation drive technique
  • A mind-set for better putting