Aaron Kim - Evan Solter

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on how to improve your golf game from Evan Solter
Over the years Solter has dedicted his free time to advancing his golf game whether it is practicing, taking lessons on his approach, or training himself to be calm in stressful situations. Now, Solter is revealing his secrets to success.
" The day before an important round can decided how you play the next day. It may not seem important, but it has helped and hurt me and I've felt it. I reccommend to play a quick round and fix the small things. Then I like to hang ot to calm my nerves before I go to bed."
Mental Approach
"Six months ago I was a complete head case. Since then I have been working with a mental coach on the course and it has helped me become so much better. From what I've learned I would say the most important thing is to stay calm because if you are mad about the last shot, it is going to affect the next shot, and the shot after that."
Prep the Day Before
Ball Placement of the Tee
"I would say that placing the ball in the fairway off the tee is one of the most important parts of golf. It sets you up for your next shot which will likely be going for the green. If you're not in a good spot for that shot, then it can make it really hard to make par. I would reccommend to strategically know where you want the ball to go before you hit it."
Putting Approach
"There was a point in my career where I was averaging three puts on each hole and I knew I had to fix that if I wanted to lower my score. I learned that if you stand behind the ball and visualize where you want your ball to break before you put, it gives you lots of confidence and usually will end up in a two putt or less."
"Chipping is harder than people think. I believe that the key to success in chipping is to have smooth hands and have good tempo all throughout your whole swing. Recently I have been working on my chipping a lot and in the last month I have had 11 hole-outs from around the green, giving me a birdie or eagle."
Mid-Range Shots
"With mid-range shots around 150 to 170 yards out I almost always place it on the green. My success comes from strategy. I scope out where the hole is and where I need to land the ball so that it will roll to where I have a shot at making birdie."
 Senior Evan Solter
"When it comes to driving the ball, I've always been a good ball striker, however I often have trouble hitting my fairways. My advice for someone who is regularly missing fairways is to not try and kill the ball. Having your ball be in the fairway is better than having a two-stroke penalty."