Let’s say you have 10 minutes to warm up before teeing off. How do you spend your time? Most players would sprint to the range to hit a few rushed drives. But I’ve found that the best way to quickly sharpen your focus for 18 holes is to head to the putting green for one of my favorite games: Drawback.
From such a lie there are two optimal shots (or swings) to consider: Take a look at the photo below which captures the final shot of a 60-ball practice session at Augusta National with Mr. Short Game himself Phil Mickelson.
Plan for zero spin and 15 feet of roll once the ball hits the green. It may not get you close enough for a one-putt but it can definitely save you a stroke from a spot that normally leads to blowups.