Arnold Palmer once said, “Golf is deceptively simple and endlessly complicated.” It’s true— you can get the basics down on your first day and then spend a lifetime honing the finer points of your game. If you let it, blowing a birdie can ruin your weekend and rattle your confidence. The upside, of course, is that even if you’ve never touched a club you can still hit the links with your boss without compromising your job security—provided you’ve been briefed by someone who actually knows what they’re doing.
We can do one better: For the ultimate fake-it-till-you-make-it cheat sheet, we asked PGA Tour pros for their best tips for nailing the most important shots. Take their advice to heart and, before you know it, you’ll be sharing inside jokes with the big kahuna.