Playing a Par 3 Over Water

Playing a par 3 over water is by far the most intimidating shot for even the best golfers. Jason Birbaum lets you in on a secret (it’s all mental) to help you conquer the shot.

Released on 6/2/2014

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Starring: Jason Birnbaum

Transcript

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Of the most nerve racking shots in golf
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the par three over water
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is definitely the most intimidating.
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What makes it so difficult is mental.
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It's got nothing to do with technique
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or my golf swing.
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(rock music)
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(club hitting ball)
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00:19
Golfers make themselves crazy
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because they're hitting over a large body of water.
00:22
At the end of the day it's still a regular 130 yard shot
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and you've got a nine iron in your hand.
00:27
The key to take your mind off the water
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is to focus on a point behind the green.
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It could be a leaf, it could be a branch,
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it could be a tree.
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In this case,
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I've got a beautiful mountain to aim at
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right behind the hole.
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Pick the tallest point,
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take your mind completely off the water.
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Stay relaxed.
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Stick with your routine,
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move my feet around a little bit just to get comfortable.
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I'm focused on the top of the mountain the whole time.
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Looks like this.
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(club hitting ball)
00:52
(rock music)
00:55
Stay relaxed,
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stick with your routine.
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Focus on the mountain and behind the green.
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And you'll hit it closer to the hole every time.
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(club hitting ball)
01:05
(rock music)
01:09
I focused on the mountain in the background,
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took my mind off the water.
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And I hit it close to the hole.
01:14
(tonal music)
01:15
(wind swooshing)
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01:19
and make sure to leave a comment below.
01:22
(rock music)
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