Matthew competing in another STPGA event held at Fair Oaks Country Club (Live Oak). We were just here the day previous to play in a 4th of July scramble on Fair Oak’s other course (Blackjack). Matthew’s grandparents are members here and have a house on location. We arrived early for our normal warm up and […]
Yearly Archives: 2016
Matthew had a local STPGA event today at Brackenridge Park. We took time yesterday to get some putting in on their practice green. Got up at 5:30 and headed to Republic to warm up and then back to Brack. Matthew was having a hard time focusing on the first 3 holes, thinking about what? Who […]
Matthew had his weekly lesson today and his coach saw a few things from the Fort Sam tournament that he wanted to address with Matt’s swing. They got on the V1 system and broke down the faults and worked to correct them. After the works was done, Matthew and Coach had a chipping duel on […]
Matthew playing in a STPGA event held at Fort Sam. He has been playing well as of late and were trying to keep it rolling. He is not getting to sleep in during his summer, 5:30 comes early for a 9 year old to make it to his 8:30 tee times. This is what he […]
Saturday has always been short game practice day. Today is no different. Matt doing short game drills and games designed to sharpen his touch and increase his confidence. He spends a good 3-4 hours in the morning before the heat working hard. Matthew’s dog Red came along to keep us company.
Matthew had his bi-yearly club fitting date. We warmed up before the appointment, worked on a few things and Matt got to check out this kewl self feeding mat. All was good with Matthew’s clubs no changes needed at this time. We went ahead and got him all new grips. (video of it in action […]
Matthew working on his short game. We have been doing alot of work to bolster his touch around the greens. Red, his dog, is not impressed 🙂
Matthew up in Austin playing a STPGA event at Morris Williams. Our camera woman is still sick (but at work today) so the boys went up to compete. I managed to capture a few swings via phone. Traffic was a nightmare and we got there with less than a hour to warm up. (how can […]
STPGA event at Buckhorn Golf Club. Our sweet camera woman (mom) was out sick today, so no video. Matthew struggled again with his emotions and expectations after shooting 3 under yesterday and was unwilling to accept that he would not do it again, beating himself up on each poor shot. I asked him when he […]
We took the drive up to Horse Shoe Bay for a STPGA even at Slick Rock. Matt coming off of a 3rd place at Starburst the week before, feeling good. He played well and was able to keep his emotions in check and his confidence high. There was about a hour lightning delay, but we […]
After checking the statistics of 2016 Starburst Junior Classic, we found that his short game was the culprit, in particularly his chipping. Brad got to work immediately to remedy the problem. Matt worked hard today for 2 hours on his chipping and up / down drills.
Last day to make a move on the leaders. Matt goes into today tied for 4th place a couple strokes out of the placing. Had a good warm up and was trying to build on the confidence of the previous day. Took a bogey on the first hole, luckily had a long drive to the […]
Day 2 of the 2016 Starburst Junior Classic. After a demoralizing first day (posted 45) Matt came into day 2 with hopes and confidence. He played well with a couple of stumbles throughout the day, but managed to recover nicely and keep his expectations in check. He carded a 38 (+2) and was satisfied with […]
Starburst Day 1 is underway. Matt has been playing alot of tournaments in the past 2 months trying to get a hold of the mental side of the game. Last week he shot a career best 3 under par at Onion Creek in Austin. That day he had command of his swing and his emotions. […]
Starburst time is here!! We traveled down on Saturday before the tournament to get in the requisite practice rounds and get settled in. Saturday we had Sammons lined up and Sunday Twin Rivers. The kids were scheduled to have 3 different courses, 1 each day, but due to unusual heavy rains that Texas has been […]
Matt in preparation for the 2016 Starburst Junior Classic starting Monday. They worked on his swing plane, tightening everything up.
Matthew has been thinking about Golf more and more when not at the course. He worked up drawings for front 9 of his home course and how is suppose to play said holes.
Took the drive up to Austin for a early morning tee time with the STPGA at Onion Creek. After yesterdays meltdown in the tournament in Fredricksburg, we had a long talk regarding emotions and expectations. Spoke briefly again regarding it in the morning before the tee time and went from there. Texas has been flooded […]
Matthew playing in another STPGA event. Another chance to prove himself, another attempt at believing. Matt went in with high expectations on what he could perform today. Started off round with a double on the first hole missing a 1 foot putt and let his emotions take over. It was a struggle the rest of […]
Matthew’s game is getting to the point where there is not much to fix technically. Sure there are things that need to be improved, but nothing big. Gaining confidence in his skill sets though, is one area where alot of improvement can be made. We design the drills that he does based on building this […]