Part of the strategy of in a match play golf tournament is conceding a hole. The challenge for many players is understand the impact of conceding a hole. Losing one hole doe not generally impact the overall result early in the match, but as the holes unfold this may not be the case. Additionally, there is a mental side of conceding a hole that might have a greater impact on the score may not be immediately seen. Additionally, conceding a putt to half a hole is in a way letting your opponent off the hook and this might be the deeper issue of match play golf.Continue reading
Do You Concede Putts?
Before we start, this has nothing to do with the US Junior Competition. It has to do with the fact that I am in a Match Play tournament at my local golf course of Osprey Links. As I think about my strategy, I wonder where I can gain an advantage over my opponent; my only answer is on the green. The rest of the time I have to play my game and hit good shots to put pressure on my playing partner. So, I have to wonder when I should concede putts? Continue reading