Pro-tip #1: Look into the mirror before you play, put your fist to the mirror and say to yourself five times with conviction: “I will play my very best.” And know that all that means is that you will stick to your training, stick to your 7.5 rhythm, keep performing your master mantra, and keep feeling your sweet swings.

Pro-tip #2: Watch out for “musterbation.” Don’t put excess pressure on yourself by saying “I must get a birdie/par here.” Remember, just do your very best and stay in the present moment. “I will do my very best to get a birdie here.” Or, “I know I can get a birdie here.” It’s okay to expect greatness, but don’t try to force it.