During the winter months, the available time to practice during the week is greatly curtailed. We typically stay until the sun goes down. Caught this shot of Matt doing some last minute putting before we head home for homework.
Matthew continues his Saturday morning practices in and around the green. 5 foot drills and 10 foot drills as well as some 2 putt drills. In the home stretch of getting ready for the STPGA Fall Championships and U.S. Kids Regional Championships, both coming up within the next two weeks.
Matthew continued his quest to conquer the practice green. Last week he challenged Levi Valadez and got spanked pretty bad. Levi is a incoming Freshman at Kansas State and one of the top High School Seniors in the state. Both Levi and Matt had / have the same swing coach during their early days and […]
Matthew working on his putting drills. Was a bit cold today he has 3 layers on, but we need to get the drills in. He did well and more importantly focused well. He had a best 6 / 12 from the ten foot clock drill. He was very happy about that.
Matthew was up early on Thanksgiving and at the course working on the game. He did some putting and then worked on getting up and down. Did some classroom work on where to leave your misses, pretty sure he understands now, even if he can not pull it off. He now understand why some putts […]
Matt was at the range today working on the swing. Can not let a bit of rain stop the progress. Matt working on tightening up the forward bump and the grip. Enjoy
Matthew got an hour in with his swing coach today. Worked on technical aspects of the forward bump and getting to the left a bit better while not moving the head. General ball striking drills ensued. He did well and started to really strike the ball properly. We shall see if we can carry it […]
Matthew played his first round by himself today. All his coach did was give him yardage to hole and then drove away. Fairly decent, he made some questionable choices that could of bitten him. But I think that this is a step on the path of him gaining the self confidence to be what he […]
It is Saturday, which means short game practice day. Matthew breezed through his Arc putting drills today without issue. Impending weather changes took place at 9am. The wind kicked up and made putting very testy. Matt again worked on his around the clock putting from 10 feet tying his best of 5 in the hole. […]
Matthew putting in the work after school today. Working with his swing coach, in preparation for the December tournaments that are upcoming. Cleaning up some technical faults in the down swing.
Matthew was back at it this morning, working on the putting stroke and then working on suggested drills from his putting lesson earlier in the week. He like the new drills. He also worked a bit on alignment on full shots.
Matthew was out early again on Saturday morning doing his short game drills. We had a cold front move in last night which had the temperatures down and the wind gusting up to 30 from the North. Not exactly ideal conditions for putting drills 😉 He learned even with is best friend, “The Arc”, when […]
Matthew continuing to work hard daily on his tempo and swing mechanics. Coach has been putting in overtime leading up to the Fall championships in a couple weeks and Matt’s impending regional tournament in December. Seeing it on a daily basis it is hard to keep in perspective the progress.
We are testing a new tool for the automatic collection of statistics for Matthew’s game. These devices fit in the grip of Matt’s clubs and are bluetooth enabled. The software on your phone knows what club is being used and takes GPS coordinates at each swing and calculates distances per club and location swing was […]
Matthew continuing work on his short game early in the morning. We switched up the putting drills a bit. He is now doing 50 on the arc, 75 with guides and 50 without guides. These were all from 5 feet. So the putting is getting much better. He seems to be able to concentrate on […]
It was raining for the past day and the range was a mud pit. So instead of losing a day, we just had to head indoors to work on the sim. Matthew working hard on the technical aspects of his swing, loving the instant feedback. He is starting to learn the correlation between the angles […]
Matthew has been working hard as of late on the technical aspects of his swing, which can be a challenge for a 8 year old. Since the beginning of Matt’s foray into golf he was taught the 3/4 swing, but we have not visited it in quite a while. This week we have been concentrating […]
Another Saturday without a tournament, that can only mean 1 thing, Short Game Saturday. We got up earlier than normal to get to the course before the heavy rain, that was forecasted to hit us came. A hurricane and a cold front converging for some probable flooding was the forecast. We arrived at about 7am […]
Matthew continues to work on his swing flaw. Just a bit of a pull left. It has been a long road back from pulling it left 30 yards on a 100 yard shot. What a grueling 3 weeks. Let us see if he can keep it going during a competitive round. This last practice was […]
Matthew working on his short game today and we told him to hit over his cart and umbrella while putting it close to the hole. Challenge Accepted!