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Embrace the pressure to perform at the highest level

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South-Korean golfer I.K. Kim hits a drive during the Evian Championship on September 14, 2013 in Evian-les-Bains, French Alps. The event runs until september 15,2013. AFP PHOTO / JEAN-PIERRE CLATOT (Photo credit should read JEAN-PIERRE CLATOT/AFP/Getty Images)  - 

No matter how much golf you play or at what level you compete, you will face pressure at times on the golf course. Effectively dealing with that pressure is one thing, but being able to embrace it is another thing, entirely.

Two of the game’s all-time greats, Tiger Woods and Jack Nicklaus, always embraced the pressure and that is why they often played their best when the chips were down.

Not surprisingly, both Woods and Nicklaus created pressure in their practice sessions by emulating shots they would have to face in upcoming tournaments.

This is a great way to get ready for your next big event or even your next weekend round with your regular foursome.

Use a scorecard and visualize the shots you will have to hit on certain holes. Hit those shots and simulate the pressure you would feel on the course.

Use the same approach on the putting green, too.

All great players would pretend that putts on the practice green were to win a major championship. This helps your mind and body get accustomed to successfully executing when it counts.

If you adopt this mentality when you practice, you will learn to embrace your game when the pressure is on and soon start to see your scores drop.

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