Anxiety on the first tee creates the tension and uneasiness that causes a fast, hurried and ultimately disastrous opening drive.
Here’s what you do next time you’re up on the box. Just one thought – “Turn your left shoulder behind the ball at the top of your backswing”. Take a look at Rory Mcilroy in the picture and you’ll see exactly what I’m talking about.
Jack Nicklaus always spoke about completing the backswing as being his key thought on the first swing as he knew the pressures of the first shot in tournament golf.
Try it. “Left shoulder behind the ball”