Another STPGA event this time a Landa Park Golf Course in New Braunfels. Coming off a career best tying round last week in Austin, Matt was feeling good about his round. Started the day off with making a long birdie putt on #1 and all was good. (Last 5 competitive holes all birdies). He got […]
Matthew continues to work on his short game at every opportunity. Saturdays are reserved for it exclusively. Today he worked on his stroke for a bit and then did quite a bit of work on 15 footers and even more work on chipping from 10-30 yards. He kept his focus and got some good work […]
We have been practicing quite a bit on the course. Matt’s swing is just about where it needs to be now time to really work on situations on the course. Playing 3 or 4 holes can produce a wealth of teaching opportunities.
Matt back at with another STPGA even in Round Rock Texas. Star Ranch was the host site and we took the family truckster up north. This is the 2nd tournament of the 2017 Spring season. His first tournament he placed 3rd with a bad putting day. We worked hard on the putting over the next […]
Matt having his weekly lesson with his coach, Brad Martin. Was a bit chilly outside today so Matt and Coach Martin hit the simulator and worked on ball striking and repeating a consistent setup. Hitting the green with 8 iron over and over, driving home that confidence and consistent swing.
2017 Season Opener for the STPGA. Were at Golf Club of Texas and all the big guns from San Antonio and Austin are present. Winds blowing at 20 gusting to 45. Matt in the past month, has gotten new clubs and been working hard to get acclimated to them. The swing is looking pretty good […]
Saturday morning must mean another edition of Short Game Saturday. Matt has the first tournament of the season tomorrow at Golf Club of Texas, so we headed out to do SGS at the course. Matt working on his stroke and putting. Did a bunch of drills pertaining to gaining confidence. Practicing 15 footers in the […]
With the tournament season over and in the middle of the holidays, Matt was back at it for his weekly lesson with Coach Martin. Matt is getting new clubs fitted, so were working short game with his old clubs. Coach Martin showing Matt how its done.
Day 1 of the 2016 STPGA Fall Championships from Houston, TX at Gleannloch Pines Golf Club. We made the trip down yesterday to get a practice round in and went over the details of the course. Pretty straight forward, nothing complicated. Up Saturday morning and off to the course and Day 1. Started the day […]
Matt back in another lesson with his swing coach. Every working on the technical aspects of his swing and trying to eliminate any flaws their may be from week to week. Pretty chilly outside so the simulator it is. Doing what it takes to be consistent.
We headed up to the Austin tour to get some more tournament experience. This time it was Falconhead Golf Club and a pretty windy day. Matt still working on his mental game and keeping control of his emotions had a bit of trouble on the 7th hole and let the tournament slip away, with 4 strokes […]
It’s Saturday without a tournament on the books, that can mean only 1 thing…. Short Game Saturday. Today we worked on putting exclusively. We did quite a bit of 2 putt practice, which included lag putting from 30-50 feet into a 3 foot circle and making the follow up to save par. All about the […]
Matt and I went out early on Thanksgiving to get some practice round work in. As with all practice rounds as of late, he has been teeing it up from the ladies tees. This is the position he will be playing from for US Kids coming this February in the 10 year old division. He […]
Matt continuing to work on his swing. His coach has him working to get the club head up on plane vs. being inside and then following through without slowing down to hit the ball. Matt likes working in the sim, it allows the perfectionist in him to see the details instantly. Good and bad in […]
Matt making another trip up to Austin to play in a US Kids event held at Lake Cliff golf course. Swing and short game are in good shape. Have been working on alignment, targeting and his mental game. He has struggled over the past year on his mental game and dealing with approach of not […]
Matt had a Saturday off from tournament play so back to work on the short game. Cold front hit last night and temps were hovering around 50 degrees. Layer up and get out there. Matt working on his putting. We recently moved from 5 footers to 6 footers for his 300 putts a day. 200 […]
Back again in a STPGA event at Northern Hills Golf Course. After struggling yesterday at Fort Sam, we talked quite a bit about the confidence needed to be able to compete in tournaments. He understands the concept but can not yet grasp the reality of it. He struggled again today with focus and confidence. Still […]
Matthew playing in another US Kids event this time held at Fort Sam Golf Club. Matt has been working hard on his short game and struggling a bit with his alignment and aiming on his long game. The struggles continued today, which led to a loss in confidence and a worried mental state that as […]
Matt taking his weekly lesson. This time working on his alignment to his target. Since I have not been aligning him to his target he has been looking over his shoulder for his target and thus setting up incorrectly and his ball flight is suffering along with his confidence. We will continue this work until […]
Matt playing in another STPGA local tournament this time held at Hyatt Hill Country Resort. He has been playing pretty good as of late. Were still in the stage of cutting down on the mental mistakes, but the swing is good (for the most part) and putting is coming along. He stammered along the way […]