Matt playing in the final tournament of the 2018 Spring STPGA Junior Tour season. Matt has been working almost exclusively as of late on his process and procedures. Working on his focus and his ability to stay within the moment and not let himself be distracted. Up till now he has been playing fine in […]
Back at Riverhill with the STPGA Junior Tour. Matt looking forward to playing coming off his good showing at the TJGT. Played well, focused better, had some questionable decisions and some downright bad decisions. Finished up at 76, leaving lots of strokes on the course. The work continues.
Day 2 of the TJGT Republic Regional Preview. Matt coming off an 82 on day 1 hoping to correct some mistakes and do better. Today he was grouped with 3, 17 year old boys who all shot about the same as Matt on the first day. It was a 8am shotgun which means we need […]
Matt playing in his first TJGT (Texas Junior Golf Tour) held at his home course of Republic Golf Club. The TJGT offers AJGA Performance Based Entry (PBE) at every event as well as Golfweek, Jr. Golf Scoreboard rankings and top-level amateur exemption at selected tournaments. In 1989, tournaments consisted of only local Austin/San Antonio players but […]
Another weekend, another golf tournament. This week River Crossing is up for the Junior Tour, Matt has played the front 9 here many times during his junior career and only needed to gather information for the back side. He put together his yardage books and reviewed. Day of the tournament the wind was up (15-30 […]
Back again on tour, this time at Landa Park. Matt has played here many times before. He has been striking the ball well and was looking forward to the event. Unfortunately the tournament directors decided to have a shotgun that started at 8 am with the sunrise at 7 am, leaving the participants with no […]
Matt playing in another STPGA Junior Tour event, this time at Lakeway Live Oak. We have been working on process and making good decisions over the past month. He is game to give his practice a shot under pressure. He struck the ball well made a couple of decisions that cost him 3-5 strokes, but […]
Matt has been working on his lately, specifically playing more break and having the balls stop next to the hole. We place a gate (two tees to shrink the entry point) and then he has to place his coin at the top most point of the break so that if he hits his spot it […]
We have been working as of late almost exclusively on procedure and process. We all know Matt can swing the club, it is his procedure and process that are letting him down. He is still missing some crucial procedure steps to be able to make educated decisions on the course that keep him away from […]
Matt had his what has been a yearly check up with Bryan Gathright (Golf Magazine Top 100 teacher since 2001) Golf Magazine . He teaches out of Cordillera Ranch located in Boerne, Texas. Having worked with the likes of Jimmy Walker, Notah Begay, David Ogrin, Cameron Beckman and many others, including Matt’s current swing coach Brad Martin. Bryan […]
Another week another tournament for Matt and the boys. This time we make the hike up to Round Rock, just north of Austin, for an STPGA Junior Tour event held at Teravista. We knew the weather was going to be cold and windy and prepared as best as possible for the conditions. Had a good […]
Saturday can only mean one thing, Short Game Saturday. Matt did some putting drills and then focused on 15-25 footers trying to make every putt and keep his total par are below. Historical statistics mandate that a player will have x% of 3 putts and x% of 1 putts when hitting the green. With 60 […]
Super cold out today so Matt was inside working on his swing and playing some holes on the simulator. He was recording his swing. When he was done I went and grabbed this to share.