Matthew played another US Kids event today at River Crossing, in Spring Branch, TX. He was the only 7 year old in the field so the director pulled a 8 year old for him to play with. It was cold and drizzling all day. Matt mustered up a 37, 1 over par with 4 Birdies, […]
Matt has been working on his game. Chipping and putting are far above average, full swing is coming along. Makes it hard when hes playing 300 yard par 4s, while only hitting his driver on a good strike 150. Still placing in the tourney with the length is promising.
Matthew played in another USKids event held at Cedar Creek. He played better still, but still had some issues. He had 5 3 putts and got a 8 on a par, but also had a putt for eagle and ended up birdieing it.
Matt was out playing another STPGA event, this time at River Crossing. There were 12 entries in the 6-9 year old (modified 9) division. The STPGA had the course set up long and when I say long I mean there were a couple par 4s at about 300 yards. None of us could understand it […]
Matthew played in a STPGA event today with Nathan Marion (one of the top 9 year olds in San Antonio) and Shiv Parmar (the 7th best 7 year old in the world) Matthew still struggling with his head movement was given a clinic by the #1 and #2 seed in the tournament. He saw first hand how […]
Matthew played in another USKids event today held at Fair Oaks Country Club. It was very wet and he didn’t get a proper warm up seeing how the range was closed due to weather. We did the best we could under the conditions. Matt has been struggling with keeping his head centered during his swing […]
Matt competed in his first US Kids 7 year old division tournament today. The division is 9 holes modified with a length approximately 180 par 4s. With the limited field today he took first place.
Matt played in his final tournament of the summer, held at Brackenridge Park Golf Course in downtown San Antonio. We have still been struggling with his arm swings and working on our short game. There were many kids in his division today but he managed to hang on to win with a score of 25. […]
Matthew played again today in the STPGA 5 hole modified tournament held at Sonterra Country Club (North Course). The North Course is pretty challenging course with mostly raised green complexes which are fairly fast. The STPGA was running 30 minutes behind on tee times today, so the kids were getting anxious. Matthew is going through […]
Matthew played in another 5 hold modified event today held at Dominion Country Club. He struggled at bit with his putting and ball striking. He hit some really good putts and some really good shots, but some that were just flat out bad.
Matt played in the finals of City Match Play Championships today. He had a pretty good day and held off his opponent to take first place 4 &3. He lost the first hole by chunking his tee shot then having to take a unplayable on his second shot. He conceded hole. He proceeded to take […]
Matt is playing in the 2014 San Antonio Junior Match Play Championships, held at Riverside Golf Course. The first day was a qualifying day, in which he did qualify. He hit some good shots but his putting was just not there with 4 3-putts and 1 4-putt. Even with the not so good putting he […]
Matt is back at it again in a 5 hole modified Little Linksters Tournament at Northcliffe Golf Club. Dad was travelling so his surrogate caddy Brad Martin stepped in to cover the loop. He didn’t have a great day on the course, but managed to hold off the lackluster field to take 1st place once […]
The final day of the GSA Junior Championships. Matt and Sayers tied for the lead. You can watch the video above, but the short of it is that Matt and Sayers were tied going into hole #9. Sayers carded a 3 and Matt carded a 4. The long of it was that Sayers had 0 […]
The 2nd day of the GSA 2014 Junior Championships. Matt makes a comeback, goes out and shoots a 38 and pulls back into a tie for 1st place. He had a good day putting, made a few mistakes but was able to recover without any big numbers. The putting changes we made seem to be […]
Matthew played in his 2nd consecutive City Championships today. The event is 3 days long, with 9 holes each day. As you may recall he played last at age 6 and placed 2nd. (The full story and pictures can be found HERE) He had a decent day on the course, but had putting issues. He finished […]
Matt played in another STPGA event. This time at Windcrest Golf Course. Dad was traveling for work so Coach Brad stepped in to caddy. They fought the weather and a couple times each other, but brought home 5th Place overall in a crowded division. Matt hit some really good shots, including his first Pin hit […]
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 […]
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 […]