Ernie Els Quotes
Before you take your address, while you're still reading the putt, imagine the ball tracking on the line you've chosen and falling into the cup. If you don't believe you can make every putt, why bother trying?
In 2002, the 2000 Engelbrecht Els wine was released in South Africa and received high ratings.
Swinging harder with a longer club almost always leads to bad shots.
Your longest drives will come when you feel you're swinging at 75 percent.
Grip pressure - not mechanical flaws - is the biggest factor when you're nervous. You unconsciously grip it tighter, which keeps you from making a smooth swing with a natural release. Keep your grip pressure light, and you'll be surprised how much your mechanics stabilize.
Right before I start the putter back, I think about making solid contact. This brings your attention to the back of the ball and helps keep your head still at impact, which is a must. Many amateurs take a peek down the line too soon, and that can cause all sorts of mis-hits.
You probably don't hit as many fairway-bunker shots as you do the greenside ones, and that unfamiliarity might make you a bit nervous.
I plot the par 5s back from the green and make my plan. If I can reach the green in two shots, I'm going to be aggressive off the tee. But if 's a three-shot hole, the goal changes. You want to put yourself in position to hit your favorite shot to the green.
If you can hit your 3- and 5-woods with confidence from the fairway, par 5s become birdie opportunities, and 420-yard par 4s are a lot less scary.
The good kind of spin - backspin - comes from hitting the ball cleanly, then making a divot after impact.
I have to believe that if I keep doing what I'm doing, the results will reflect that, and I'll give myself plenty more opportunities to win.
For the average player, most three-putts happen because of a poorly judged first putt from long range.
One of my tendencies is to let the ball drift too far forward in my stance, and it's something I've been working on with David Leadbetter.
I've got my life. I'm very serious about my business. I've got my family. And I've got my game.
Throughout my career, I've been sponsored by several different equipment companies - Lynx, Titleist, Callaway.
With shorter clubs, your ball position should be just back of middle, to really promote hitting the ball first on a downward strike.
You have to know how to read your lie and take a calculated risk when you hit out of the rough.
You don't have to be long off the tee, and we know the amazing effect an Open crowd can have if you're on your game and how they can lift you.
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