Over the years I've found the prettiest swing or the newest clubs or the best looking bag or the nice sweet draw or the smooth putting stroke do not always end up with the lowest score. I've been beaten soundly be old men with clubs that wouldn't bring $5.00 for the entire bag full at a garage sale. I've beaten many young, flat-bellies with nice sweet swings. The goal has to be to get the ball into the cup with the fewest possible swings.
How often do you see a single bad shot turn into three. The mind wants us to play from trouble the same as we play from the fairway. The mind seems to think we should have a Tigeresque swing with a Stadleresque physique. Get the ball to the hole. Let ego and pride pound sand. One of the best par saves of last season was a putter struck from 145 yards that ended up 4 feet from the hole. Anything else from under that particular tree would have certainly escalated the score.
It's not how... it's how many! Keep the mind focused on keeping the score down, not the ego up.