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Okay when you are on the golf course how many times, when you are on the golf course, do you find yourself just walking upto the ball and pulling a club out and hitting it. Well, the whole idea of that as you can imagine is one of sort of carelessness. Just getting you up and swinging it and hitting it and hoping for the better what we see is hopefully something that's good. But this tip really, I have got to work and this has all to do of course management. Here, we arrive at the ball, before we even think about a golf club, what's the lie like, what's the distance, where is the wind coming from, where is the slope.

So we got to take all this information in before we even think about our club selection. And once we've got all that information in, then we can then pull out our club to do the job that we basically say, this is the club to do it. There's the information, it's so far and where do you want to land the ball so there is a lot of things going on, in everybody's mind here and you think, let's break everything down. Let's break everything down. We walk up to the ball. It's a 140 yards, it's into the wind, just play 150 yards. It’s going up the hill, it's playing a 160 yards. There is a bunker out in the front that might just catch me, so I need to land it 165 yards.

So here we are already looking at what is in front of us with determining what club we are going to play. Had we just seen, it was a 145 yards, we would have pulled out a club most probably in our own mind. But here, there is all the information and all of sudden, we might be taking three or four clubs more now, to play that golf shot. So think about it and once you've actually selected that golf club, we're now got to think about the swing. Do we need a half swing? Do we need a three-quarter swing? What sort of swing do we need?

So once we've got all that information, it's then a case of right. It's time to put it into action, that's when we stand behind the ball. How many of you stand behind the ball and look at where you want to go and pick a marker just in front to line your clubface up. 50%, 20%? Well, you show me a professional golfer on tour who doesn't stand behind the ball and pick a marker. They all do because it is easy to put the clubface down from this marker here or to aim it for something a 170 yards away. It's easy to do that and once you've have got the clubface online, you got all the information in, you then set yourself up. You know how to set yourself up here with the feet running parallel. We are looking that at point here, and you trust the club selection.

So you've got all the information, you got the club into position. There is the marker in front. At this stage now, would I encourage you to look down there? No why? Because that's the marker, so if you look down there, you might have a seed of doubt and maybe shuffle yourself around because you think, well I am not quite right, but if you stood behind the ball and you picked a marker here and that clubface is on line, you have to be on line. So here we are eliminating the sort of seeds of doubt that are coming into your mind, it has to be right. Let's be positive. I want you in this position here is commit one word, commit. You have done all the hard work, you have selected the club, just coordinate your swing now to hit that golf shot.

So the next time you're on the golf course, now look at what you're faced with, take all the information in and then go for that routine that I have shown you. Select the club, select the length of the swing and then stand behind, pick the marker, set yourself up and trust your swing. You can't do anything more than that, but I guess you're not doing as much I have shown you at the present time. So if you put that into practice, hey you could only get better surely.