Pre-shot Routine: Travel “Light and Fast”
Author John Updike once said: “The golf swing is like a suitcase into which we are trying to pack one too many things.”
Isn’t that the truth? That’s why emulating the pre-shot routine employed by 2013 Masters runner-up Angel Cabrera is a good idea. It’s no secret that slow play is one of golf’s biggest challenges these days. I think it’s safe to say that Senor Cabrera is part of the solution, not part of the problem. He spends about three and a half seconds over the ball and boom! It’s gone!
Although Angel works quickly, you can be certain that he has carefully considered each and every shot he plays. But when it comes time to play his shot, he trusts in his assessment of the situation and acts decisively – and that’s the key. Make your decision, trust it and execute. This season, try to follow Angel’s example. When you pack your “mental suitcase” for each shot, aim to travel “light and fast”. Over the long term, I’ll bet both your scores and your fellow players will respond favorably!