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I recently broke par for the first time on one of my local courses. I've broken par many times before, but for some reason had never broke par on this course. It's only a par 33, but has a few difficult holes that you can make bogeys on. I've shot par and +1 countless times, but I finally broke through a couple weeks ago with a 31. Here's how I did it using a variation of something that Open Champion Louis Oosthuizen talked about recently

1. No "Mechanical Thoughts"- Any time I wanted to start analyzing my swing, I stopped myself. I suffered from paralysis in this arena for a long time, but one day realized that the only thing you can do on the course is play with what you have that day. If I hooked it a little bit, I started thinking of a cut, and vice versa. Off the tee I just wanted to keep the ball in play. The scoring comes from 100 yds and in.

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