The Will Robins Plan: Play Better Without Practice

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Lesson 1: Getting Rid of Expectations

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Getting Rid of Expectations
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OVERVIEW

There’s no substitute for practice when you want to improve—or is there? How often have you hit your first-tee shot off the map after grooving your swing on the range? In this video, Golf Digest Best Young Teacher Will Robins explains why it’s important to put aside expectations and rid yourself of swing-killing tension.

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Lose the stress of trying to swing perfectly, and focus on “playing” golf
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Expectations raise the level of tension and lead to poor performance
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Clear your mind and swing freely right from the first tee. Stop trying so hard
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Play with the freedom you usually feel after you think you’ve blown the round
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Driving The Ball In Play
2Lesson 2: Driving It in Play
  • Follow this 3-step plan to never lose strokes off the tee

The Will Robins Plan: Play Better Without Practice

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Lesson 1: Getting Rid of Expectations
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Lesson 2: Driving It in Play
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Lesson 3: Stop Leaving Shots Short
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Lesson 4: Simplifying Chip Shots
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Lesson 5: No More Reading Greens
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Lesson 6: Taking Away the Flag
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Lesson 7: Getting Out of Trouble
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Lesson 8: Dialing in Your Wedges
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Lesson 9: Rewriting the Scorecard
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Lesson 10: Enjoying the Game
The Will Robins Plan: Play Better Without PracticeINDEX
Getting Rid of Expectations
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Lesson 1: Getting Rid of Expectations
  • Learn to turn down the tension and stop trying so hard
Driving The Ball In Play
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Lesson 2: Driving It in Play
  • Follow this 3-step plan to never lose strokes off the tee
Stop Leaving Shots Short
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Lesson 3: Stop Leaving Shots Short
  • Why you should add 10 yards to all your distances
Simplifying Chip Shots
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Lesson 4: Simplifying Chip Shots
  • Get good with this one club (you won't believe which one)
No More Reading Greens
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Lesson 5: No More Reading Greens
  • What you should focus on instead to avoid three-putts
Taking Away The Flag
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Lesson 6: Taking Away the Flag
  • Try this mental exercise and putt for birdie more often
Getting Out Of Trouble
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Lesson 7: Getting Out of Trouble
  • How to keep a clear head and stay away from big numbers
Dialing In Your Wedges
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Lesson 8: Dialing in Your Wedges
  • A simple system to cover any distance from 50 to 100 yards
Rewriting The Scorecard
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Lesson 9: Rewriting the Scorecard
  • Boost your confidence by setting realistic scoring goals
Enjoying The Game
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Lesson 10: Enjoying the Game
  • How to give yourself every chance to play well and have fun