Matt played in his 2nd tournament of the season today at Olmos Basin Golf Course. Entered into the 6-9 year old, 5 hole modified division once again. He played well, had a few errant shots but had some really good shots as well. He is learning how to play tournaments and manage his emotions and more […]
Matt had a practice round at Olmos Basin Golf Course today, in preparation for his STPGA tournament tomorrow. He played pretty good. Still have work to do.
Matthew competed in the 2014 Drive Chip and Putt today at San Pedro Driving Range and Par 3. The Drive Chip and Putt is sponsored by the USGA, PGA and The Masters Tournament. The tournament is a free, nationwide junior skills competition that will concludes at Augusta National Golf Club each spring. Participants in the Drive, Chip […]
Matt played in the STPGA Little Linksters event held at Republic Golf Course today. If you remember this is the event he won last year as his first tournament ever. (See story and photos here and video here). We have been preparing for this event to be his first of the season and have been […]
Matt had his weekly lesson today. His ball striking on the range was just about as good as it has ever been. Just striped everything. We proceeded to play 5 holes in preparation for his upcoming tournament. He did not strike the ball that well on the course, skipping steps and hurrying. This led to […]
The family played a round a The Republic Golf Club today and Matt carded a 23 on the 5 hole modified format that he will be playing on Tuesday next week. This is the same score he shot last week playing the same holes. He left several shots out there. As a bonus he managed […]
Matt’s continuing the chase after the elusive thing called touch.
Matt played another 5 hole modified round in preparation for his first tournament of the season only 12 days away. Played pretty well. Still had three 3 putts that kind of hurt a pretty good ball striking round. Shot 23 (won tournament last year with 28 by a few) He shot 4 over par, with 1 par and […]
Showing some signs of improvement. Although I am so close to the issue that it is hard for me to see. I think that he is getting better, if not only understanding the issue and what it takes to get better at it.
Matt played 9 holes today at Brackenridge Park. (He will be playing a tournament there on August 4th) He shot 43 with 7 fairways and 4 greens. Had a couple of “peeking” and procedural incidents but seems to be getting better. He had 19 putts with 3 3 putts. He also had 2 1 putts […]
The STPGA has two divisions for 6-9 year olds. A 5 hole modified division at approximately 750 yards, where he handedly defeated others when he was 6. According to the STPGA a player that shoots better than 45 for 2 rounds during a season will be moved to the 9 hole modified division. The 9 hole modified […]
Matt still working on his setup and 3 footers. I think it is starting to feel normal for him.
Matt got in a practice round at Republic (site of his first tournament in 3 weeks) and did pretty well. The putting was the only real thing that was lacking. Last year he shot 28 to win the STPGA event and he shot 25 today with 16 putts in 5 holes. Need to get that […]
Using a 3 wood to chip.
Matthew still working on his lag putting.
Matt is still working on his short game. Working on Rhythm here, he hit some really good shots and the setup is getting better.
Matt unfortunately got the flexibility genes from his father, thus despite being in very good shape he is tight as a drum. 7 years old and can’t touch his toes. He will have to fight this his entire life.
Registration Completed. Hopefully Matt can improve on his showing last year. 6/11/14 at San Pedro.
Well it has been posted to the refrigerator so it must be official! Matt will be competing in 7 STPGA Little Linkster events and 2 city championships this summer. He will begin again this year with the STPGA 5 hole modified, but I’m sure they will quickly move him up to the 9 hole modified […]
Matthew is still working on the game, improvements are happening, slowly but coming along.