Tip From the Archives
Tee Box Jitters
Your nerves get the best of you on the tee box.
Use positive affirmations during your entire game by repeating positive thoughts before approaching the ball. Having a specific positive thought can help improve your confidence and comfort on the course.
Since the majority of the tee shots occur after looking at your score, it might be helpful if you have someone else keep track of your score. Try to practice during the busiest times and location at the range. Seek out the most obnoxious groups at the range or course and try to play near them. This will help you learn how to ignore distractions. If you are worried about what people think about your swing and this is what bothers you as you hover over the ball then this situation can be especially good for you if you make a mistake.