In the past 4-5 tournaments Matt has been struggling with leaving himself long 2nd putts. Were talking 3-4 footers even from short distances. Not sure if it is nerves or just lack of focus. So this week we have been working on leaving putts inside a 1 foot circle. To add the the difficulty they […]
Matt getting a refresher on his bunker play. All comes down to setup and and finishing the swing. In the past couple weeks Matt was having some difficulty with his bunker play. Got plenty of practice and work done today.
Matt continuing to work on his putting. Doing the ladder drill to gain confidence in the stroke from varying distances. We mix up the drills weekly to keep boredom from setting in. This drill requires a good setup and a consistent stroke and speed to make it to the final ball and complete the drill. […]
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.
Another Saturday and another edition of Short Game Saturday. Was cold and drizzling this morning, but as usual rain or shine, Matt was out working on his short game. Alot of putting drills today and working on his 15 foot birdie putts.
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 […]
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 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 […]
Every open Saturday we have we dedicate the practice to the short game. This Saturday was no different. We headed out to Hyatt Hill Country (site of his tournament tomorrow) to work on putting and chipping. Got some good work in on putting and some solid understanding and work in on his chipping. As usual […]
In the last tournament Matt had a few doubts and stumbles from in the bunker. Today we took time to work on some bunker shots around the green and some 3/4 swings as if in a fairway bunker. I think he has got the hang of it and towards the end his shots were getting […]
Matt continually working on his short game. Doing his daily putting and chipping drills. He is starting to show real consistency and confidence. Practice makes perfect (Perfect Practice)
While posting a previous lesson, i saw a photo of Matt’s swing and thought to myself not bad, which lead me to look into the vault and pull out some old videos and grab some screen shots of his previous years swing positions. 4 years old through this past summer. Enjoy.
Matt has been struggling a bit as of late with his lag putting, so today was a perfect time to get back to the drills that he used to do weekly. Grabbed a bucket of balls and put them out at 30 – 45 feet from a pin. Put down the 3 foot circle and […]
A tournament tomorrow to be held at Brackenridge Park. Matt and Shiv working on the putting green the evening before the event getting their speed down.
Matt doing a very “simple” drill that turns out to be difficult if ones process is not followed. Requires a level of focus that Matt did not knew existed. First time out took him about an hour to get 10 to drop in a row. Subsequent tries the learning curve kicked in. We did the […]
Matt working on his putting and chipping during another episode of Short Game Saturday. As the school year approaches and tournaments now shift to Saturday and Sunday, we will have to move SSS to the week somewhere.
Matthew working with his coach on ball striking. He is at the point in his swing were most things are technically correct, time for fine tuning. Doing drills to promote a good turn away from the ball which leads to everything else.
Matt continuing to work on his short game and putting. Saturday is short game day, all about touch and feel. What does it take to be comfortable from around the greens?, spending lots of time on them and self belief.