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Question on Mental Game:

I've never played tournament golf before. Do you have any suggestions on how to prepare?

To get mentally pumped up for big events I would watch The 1986 Masters. Watching Jack climb to the top at age 46 always got me so pumped believing anything is possible. I would copy the composure and focus I saw with Jack coming up the stretch.

To prepare for your event learn how to take long, slow deep breaths in case you get a bit keyed up. Also, come up with your game plan during your practice round. As long as you have a plan and stick to it, you should play pretty well. The wheels come off when you either don't have a plan or vary from it.

The last suggestion I have is just to make sure you are up on proper etiquette and rules so there aren't any "awkward" moments that could throw you off mentally!

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