If you remember back to last month we went to Matt’s club builders MK Golf Technologies for Matthew’s yearly fitting. 2017 Club Fitting We came away from that fitting placing a order for a new driver, a new 3 wood and 11 new shafts (irons and hybrids) and 13 grips. We needed to finish up the […]
During our STPGA winter holiday break, got an email from Republic promoting their Adult Junior Scramble. Checked with Matt’s Coach and made sure he would have a playing partner. All good. Neither Matt nor Brad played particularly well, but they still managed to squeak out a 1 stroke win in the event. I only videoed […]
Day 2 of the Fall STPGA Junior Tour Championships. Matt posted an 81 on day 1, a few off of his goal and average, but not horrible by any stretch. We spoke about what happened in Day 1 and reviewed his notes. He as poised to do better in the second round. Morning started out […]
The Fall STPGA Championships are here and Matt qualified through play for the past 3 months. We moved Matt up early to this division (11-12 year olds, he was 10) for the mere fact that the previous division was not challenging enough and we felt that he was wasting time. Matt performed well throughout the […]
Had a weekend off between Thanksgiving and the Fall Championships. Worked on short game and took the family out to have a little competition at San Pedro Par 3. Matt’s mother has not played in about 2 years and I have not played in about a year. We loaded up 4 clubs each and played […]
Matt having a Saturday off from tournaments means that it is time for Short Game Saturday. Got the course early and worked on putting stroke, lag putting (30-50 feet) and birdie putts (18 feet). Spent about hour and half on putting. Then moved on to chipping 5, 10 and 15 footers. Finished up with some […]
Matt playing in the final STPGA regular season event of the year. He has concentrated on the STPGA Junior Tour events this season and as a result is leading the 11-12 year old division as a 10 year old. The tournament this week was in Austin at Lakeway Live Oak, a difficult track, that requires […]
Matt back at it again in a STPGA event at Sonterra County Club (South Course). He was originally paired as a threesome, but there was a withdraw which left Matt’s buddy Shiv without a playing partner. We hung back and played with Shiv. The weather was not fun and either drizzled or rained for most […]
Matt working on a Saturday without a tournament on his short game. Going through a myriad of drills to keep his stroke and confidence high. After the work was done challenged a few UIW players to a friendly putting contest. Matt garnered a 2nd place in the contest.
Matt has an annual fitting to insure that his clubs are performing they way we want and to schedule any changes necessary during the winter off season. MK Golf Technologies is selected yearly as a Top 100 club fitter and Matt has been with them for the past 3 years. Mark and Kirk have always made […]
Matthew playing another STPGA Junior Tour event, held at Teravista Golf Club. He has been working hard on his game this past month and in particular his putting in the past week, all the while he has been learning to play golf and make good decisions during his round. He played well with only a […]
Matt working hard on his game and trying to get over some putting woes as of late. He allowed his stroke to become jabby and inconsistent. He spent the entire week working on his stroke and it is starting to look pretty good.
Landa Park is up today with beautiful weather. A full field of 90 juniors, 11 of which are in Matt’s division. Matt’s short game continuing to struggle. 11% up and down and only 1 putt made inside of 5 feet. Difficult to play tournament golf with those stats. We know what will be worked on […]
We had been scheduled to play the STPGA Alice tournament last month, but due to a hurricane it was rescheduled to today. Got up early and headed down, was 40 degrees and wind blowing at the start time. Played the front fairly well with no warm up (Alice does not have a range) had a […]
Matt with another tournament on the Junior Tour (11-12). Coming off his best round in a Junior Tour event (71 at Grey Rock) , Matt was ready to go. He got off to a bad start focus wise and rode the train for a bit with a lackluster front nine. Pulled him aside at the turn […]
Matt having his weekly lesson. Have been working at length with chipping and ball striking. His coach working on technical swing positions with Matt. He responded well, hitting the ball crisp, high and the correct distance. Matt’s swing is at the stage where only tiny changes are necessary to clean it up. The work continues.
Matt played this weeks Junior Tour held at Grey Rock Golf Club in South Austin. Got there a bit late and warm up was a bit rushed. First hole is missing from video as in our hurry we forgot the camera in car. Matt made a par. On the front 9 Matt played very well […]
Matt is back playing in another STPGA Junior Tour event, today at Riverhill County Club in Kerrville about 1 hour from home. This is his 3rd event on this tour where we have had mixed results in the past. The tour is a 11-12 year old tour where size does matter. We are now at […]
Matt has been working diligently on his chipping / pitching game as of late in a effort to increase his up and down percentages. It has been raining all week, but it has not put a damper on his willingness to get some work done. His coach and him are working on consistent ball striking […]
Matt playing in his 2nd Junior Tour event held at Balcones Country Club in North Austin. Playing With Nathan Marion from San Antonio. The boys got beat up pretty good by the course, which was fairly long and unforgiving. The entire field got a taste. Matt had 2 bad holes back to back with a […]