Playing To My Handicap Put Into The Finals Of The Stroke Match Play Tournament

I made it to the finals of the Osprey Links Stroke Match Play Club Championship. It is the first for me to make it this far. In the past I usually lost in the semi or quarter finals. But not this year; this year I made it to the final match by playing my handicap or at least very close too it. I have said for years that to compete in any tournament, just shoot your handicap or a bit better. Most players do not respond well during competition and generally shoot higher than expected. My approach is a great recipe for success.

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The Chances of Making A The Right Golf Shot At The Right Time

At one time during your next round of golf, you will be called upon to make the right shot at the right time. This specific scenario is inevitable and might happen several times over the course of 18 holes. The expectation is that as your lower your handicap, lets say to single digits, you will make this needed shot more often than not. Well, I am here to tell you that the pressure of making the right shot at the right time does not diminish the better golfer you become. An yet we do succeed more that higher handicappers….why is that?

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How to Play Well In A Golf Tournament

Performing when the pressure is on can be challenging for many golfers (amateur or professional). There really is no magic formula…..or is there? I honestly believe that I have solved the challenges facing golfers when playing in a tournament. Unfortunately, the process to playing well starts long before we tee it up for the first hole. Yet, the first shot is still the most critical to start your event on the right foot!

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Missing The Same Shot Twice In One Round Of Golf

Yesterday’s round went as expected. I hit some very good shots; hit some mediocre shots; and hit some poor shots. The two poor shots I have in mind were set up exactly the same and I missed in the same way. I am very disappointed because these poor shots turned easy birdie chances to scrambling pars. Let me set it up for you!

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Asking The Tough Questions About My Golf Game

With the goal to be a scratch golfer, I am always asking myself what I can do get to the next level. I am currently holding a 3.8 handicap index and to get it to zero will take (I suspect) more than I am probably willing to commit. But, I am not willing to give up on my goals just yet. If nothing else, it will keep my driving towards something that will continue to improve my golf game.

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