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How do I relieve tension during my game?
Everyone who plays the game experiences similar emotions during any round of golf. Tension can be a real issue if not dealt with effectively. Thankfully there are a number of different things we can do before we even take the club back.
If you look at any of the top players in the game, they stay in continuous motion all the way up to the start of the swing. Whilst styles may vary – some waggle the club, others shift their feet - all appreciate the importance of staying relaxed and comfortable while under pressure.
Another way of staying 'tension-free' is to ensure you grip the club softly, as if it were resting in your hands. This allows everything to work in unison and will help you to play your best golf under pressure.
Focus on your breathing while on the course. Not only will this help you relax, it will distract you from the pressures of the round, which is no bad thing.
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