Golf is a feel game. It requires a soft touch around the green to get the ball close to the hole.
The first thing I like to do pre-round is head to the chipping area and begin my warm-up routine with short shots around the green. Chips are essentially super-mini swings. As I chip shots, I get the feel of the greens and how the ball is rolling. Each day, the greens will roll differently. So taking the opportunity to chip a few is essential. Furthermore, I get a sense of my rhythm and feel. Not every round is the same. Awareness of your grip pressure, tempo, and mental perspective for the round is critical. If I find that my tempo is quick, I ‘ll dial it back. Grip pressure tight…I’ll aggregate a super-loose grip pressure. I often discover that super-loose is just right. So take the opportunity to bring awareness to your game with a short game warm-up before teeing off.