The course was full today as we set out to get 9 holes of practice in. So I decided to have Matt play two balls for as many holes as we could before the sun set. We got in 5 holes on the backside of Republic Golf Club. First ball was his, where he made […]
Yearly Archives: 2014
We started the day at Republic Golf Club, in the rain. We were good for about an hour then the wind started up and the temperature started to drop. We headed home to putt in our pajamas. Matt Finishing up his 100 putts from 3, 5 and 7 foot.
We were steadily running out of space for his ribbons and trophies (this is only his first full year of competitive golf) So we had to get creative.
Matt having his weekly lesson working on tempo and setup.
Matthew playing in his first 8 year old division event, held at Dominion Country Club. He has been playing well carding a 39 only yesterday. He played with Shiv (one of the top Jr.s in the area) He started off good but then came off the rails and was not able to reel his emotions […]
Matthew had his second visit to MK Golf today, some of his new clubs are in and the fitting continues. Mark made some measurements and took some notes. Matthew hit some of the new clubs and was excited about his new driver.
After yesterdays round of 39 with 3, 3-putts (all from 2 feet) for bogeys, you know we are going to work on putting today. Got our old friend out the ARC and set it up at 4 feet. He made over 100 putts from for feet today and had a few 20-30 in a row. […]
Matthew continuing his work on his setup and ball striking. Focusing on the take away and position at the top of the swing.
The end of the fall season of golf is upon us and Matthew played in the season ending championship held at Fort Sam Golf Club. Going into the tournament Matthew was leading the points race for the 7 year old title. He finished first in the tournament and finished first in the point tally for […]
Up until this point in Matthew’s golfing, he has had off the rack, US Kids and Custom online clubs. Each step in that path created a tighter link between club and his swing. During the UIW fundraiser this year Mark Vallier of MK Golf (www.mkgolftech.com) approached Matthew and told him that he had been watching […]
Matthew and I went to the course on Friday after school and got some short game work in. He would not be able to have his usual Saturday morning practice, as he is having his first club fitting and then a tournament in the afternoon.
Matthew working on his setup, takeaway and keeping his head still. When he gets it all right he can do no wrong. The work continues
Matthew played in another US Kids tournament today at Republic Golf Club. He had some troubles on the first 3 holes and then proceeded to shoot even par for the last 6 holes.
Coach Martin working with Matthew on getting the club more upright and allowing his right arm, during the takeaway, to leave his side.
Matthew played another US Kids event today at River Crossing, in Spring Branch, TX. He was the only 7 year old in the field so the director pulled a 8 year old for him to play with. It was cold and drizzling all day. Matt mustered up a 37, 1 over par with 4 Birdies, […]
Matt has been working on his game. Chipping and putting are far above average, full swing is coming along. Makes it hard when hes playing 300 yard par 4s, while only hitting his driver on a good strike 150. Still placing in the tourney with the length is promising.
Matt worked on his setup and putting stroke today. Just reviewing the basics and trying to get his groove back.
Matthew had his weekly lesson with Coach Martin today. They worked on his balance and getting to his left side better. They did quite a bit of work on “walking through” the shot.
Matthew played in another USKids event held at Cedar Creek. He played better still, but still had some issues. He had 5 3 putts and got a 8 on a par, but also had a putt for eagle and ended up birdieing it.
Matt was out playing another STPGA event, this time at River Crossing. There were 12 entries in the 6-9 year old (modified 9) division. The STPGA had the course set up long and when I say long I mean there were a couple par 4s at about 300 yards. None of us could understand it […]