Recently proclaimed by one of my students who was struggling with his driver,
“I can’t stop trying to
kill the ball!“
Vitamin “R” = Relax
Slacken the tension, borne of your efforts. (Patañjali’s Yoga Sūtra, 2:47)
Swing within yourself. Focus on balance, continuously light grip pressure, and tempo. This is the cure for symptoms of chaotic tee shots.
Side effects may include consistently straighter and more powerful drives. For best results, take vitamin “R” at the start of every hole, and repeat as needed.
Dodie Mazzuca is the author of “Golf Sūtras,” “Daily Golf Tap-Ins,” and founder of Golf PROformance. She teaches golf lessons, golf schools, and performance coaching for competitive players in Santa Cruz, CA and Reno, NV.