Playing Through A Group

The group in front gives you the go-ahead wave to play through, but with golfers watching and the clock ticking, how do you nail the shot with the pressure on? Golf Digest Best Young Teacher Jason Birnbaum explains why it’s important to speed up the pre-shot routine while taking your time over the ball when playing through a group.

Released on 3/25/2014

Credits

Starring: Jason Birnbaum

Transcript

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Now this is one of the most nerve-racking shots in golf.
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The group in front has just waved me through,
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and I've got an important shot to hit.
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(energetic electronic music)
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I'm a little bit nervous because
00:15
I've got an important shot to hit,
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I've got golfers watching me,
00:18
and I've got to keep moving.
00:20
So I'm gonna speed up my pre-shot routine a little bit.
00:22
When I'm over the ball,
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I'm gonna slow down and take my time.
00:30
Alright, I've knocked it on the green,
00:32
I'm gonna go give it a shot for my birdie.
00:34
I'm gonna stay aware of the fact
00:35
that I'm playing through a group.
00:37
I'm gonna mark my ball, I'm already cleaning
00:39
the ball in my hand as I grab the pin.
00:44
Okay, now it's time to slow down a little bit.
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This shot is just as important as all the others,
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so I'm going to take my time over the ball.
00:52
Quick practice stroke.
00:58
Ooh, knocked it in for a birdie.
01:00
Remember to speed up your pre-shot routine,
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but take your time when you're over the ball.
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Thanks guys.
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Follow Golf Digest on Twitter @GolfDigestMag,
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and I'm Jason Birnbaum @BirnbaumGolf.
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