How to Play It
For success off pine needles (or any situation that calls for ball-first contact) set up with the ball slightly back in your stance. Then make a swing that's dominated by upper-body movement. Your legs should be passive to avoid slipping on the needles as you swing. To hit through a tight window, use your mind to free up your motion. Threading the needle is also about positive thinking. Follow these steps:
1. Use the narrow target to focus your concentration rather than letting it distract you.
2. Think only about shooting the ball through the gap, not what might happen if you hit one of the obstacles.
3. Go through your normal routine, take one last peek through the window, and go.