Make these ten ideas your habits and you will cut down on the number of poorly-hit shots and increase the number of well-struck shots.
1. Take a careful look at your lie. It defines your shot choices.
2. Swing the club so it, not you, does the work it was designed to do.
3. Before you swing at the ball, take a practice swing and hold your finish. Where you end up looking is where you are aimed.
4. Every shot into the green, or from on the green to the hole, should be hit hard enough to pass the hole.
5. Use as light a grip pressure as you can, especially in the short game.
6. Swing with a tempo that keeps everything under control.
7. Look at every putt from behind, even the shortest ones.
8. Before you take the club away, draw an imaginary line straight through the ball to the target. Tell your unconscious mind to send the clubhead along that path through impact. Every stoke, drive to putt.
9. Do not hit shots you haven’t practiced. Remember that situation and save it for a trip to the range after the round.
10. Always take two practice strokes before any short game shot.
There are many more. Your job as a golfer is to find them.