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For me, if I stress while over these shots, my arm muscles tighten up, which shortens the arms a bit and I am more likely to hit the ball thin. I find what works best for me is a sense of confidence, because I have hit this shot so many times before successfully. Sometimes I remind myself of the Nike adage, "Just do it".
These comparisons are to a scratch player. I am not sure how much this really helps me but I guess it confirms what I have been thinking.150 and under is the most positive thing I have going on compared to a scratch golfer. 150+ is decent, but I know that I can be better if I can improve my fairway wood play which was pretty non-existent this season. I'm losing the most strokes in driving, and about the same amount to short game and putting combined. I believe that my biggest struggle is a centered and balanced driver swing. I tend to overswing, get off balance, and miss badly in both directions a lot. I had some good rounds with the driver and many very bad rounds this year. I also used the 3 iron a lot on holes I wasn't comfortable taking the driver out on. My short game isn't good either and my putting has been brutal this year. I need to practice those things a bit more throughout the season. I don't practice these two things much at all and need to devote a bit of time to it moving forward.