In his prime, Johnny Miller was one of the purest ball strikers the game of golf has ever seen. He was often brash, and highly opinionated on the golf course. As a commentator, you learn to either love him, or hate him. There is no middle ground. I, personally, think he is a great commentator. I appreciate his honesty, and he provides tremendous insight to the game. Recently, I came across a list of 10 rules that Miller wrote for playing better golf. I think they are great, and I wanted to share them with you followed by thoughts of my own. —Play more than you practice I’ve always been a fan of this idea. When you play, you encounter shots that the practice range just can’t offer you. You become a better player by learning to adapt on the course. — Don’t fall in love on demo day This is a good one. As important as I feel demo days can be, they can also give you a false sense of security. Often times, the clubs you have are as good as any you can buy. — Listen to your shots Nothing sounds more pure than a well hit shot. Practice trying to create that sound.— Distance is every bit as important as direction Often times, I feel that distance control is more important than direction. This is especially true with putting. — Get down on impact Most amateur golfers struggle with being too high at the moment of impact. Learn to stay down on the ball and you will become a much better player. — Take one extra club and swing smoothly Don’t let your ego convince you to hit less club than necessary. — Don’t sweat every detail Learn how to handle less than perfect results. Don’t beat yourself up so much. — Photograph impact Try to capture a picture of yourself at impact. Focus on your balance and the clubhead position. — Brush the grass under the ball on all fairway shots This is great advice. A great drill is to stick a tee low into the ground and practice striking it out of the ground. — Speed kills This also requires that you check your ego at the door. Slow down and relax. Thank you, Miller. Have a great week everyone.