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Question on Mental Game:

What do you do to manage your nerves standing over an important putt or teeing off for the first time in a round?

I believe there two things that can help calm nerves when a critical moment is at hand.

1) deep breathing.
2) visualizing a positive result.

Most people know that when you get excited they breath more rapidly and this speeds up everything including their sympathetic nervous system. Their mind will race and it's much more difficult to focus. Focus becomes way too wide. Slow deep breathing will help slow everything down and calm nerves. Keeping a positive though such as visualizing a successful result will also help you remain calm. Don't think of all the possible negative things that can happen, focus on success.

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