Still working on the chipping stroke. He is starting to gain some feel for distance and the ability to reproduce similar shots.
Matthew working on his putting at home after shower. Every little bit helps 🙂
Matt has always been inside on his golf swing. With his upcoming introduction to longer holes (modified 9 hole events) we thought it prudent to get everything we can from his swing. Matt is not the tallest for his age thus he will behind the curve in distance. Swinging on a flat plane will only […]
The family played a round a The Republic Golf Club today and Matt carded a 23 on the 5 hole modified format that he will be playing on Tuesday next week. This is the same score he shot last week playing the same holes. He left several shots out there. As a bonus he managed […]
Matt’s continuing the chase after the elusive thing called touch.
Matt working on ball striking and setup. Added new step that he will look at his target as he takes his stance. Also worked a bit on keeping he right leg bent during the backswing. Will require more work.
Matt working on his chipping stroke in a bit of a different way.
Matt played another 5 hole modified round in preparation for his first tournament of the season only 12 days away. Played pretty well. Still had three 3 putts that kind of hurt a pretty good ball striking round. Shot 23 (won tournament last year with 28 by a few) He shot 4 over par, with 1 par and […]
Showing some signs of improvement. Although I am so close to the issue that it is hard for me to see. I think that he is getting better, if not only understanding the issue and what it takes to get better at it.
Matt continues making his putting stroke 2nd nature. It takes 1000’s of putts before its grooved.
Matt played 9 holes today at Brackenridge Park. (He will be playing a tournament there on August 4th) He shot 43 with 7 fairways and 4 greens. Had a couple of “peeking” and procedural incidents but seems to be getting better. He had 19 putts with 3 3 putts. He also had 2 1 putts […]
The STPGA has two divisions for 6-9 year olds. A 5 hole modified division at approximately 750 yards, where he handedly defeated others when he was 6. According to the STPGA a player that shoots better than 45 for 2 rounds during a season will be moved to the 9 hole modified division. The 9 hole modified […]
Matt while working on his 3 footers with his arch nemesis “The ARC” achieved a personal best this morning. His previous best was 32 in a row and today he rolled in 58 in a row. Took him about 25 mins. The challenge is containing the emotions and concentrating on the setup steps. As you […]
Matt still working on his setup and 3 footers. I think it is starting to feel normal for him.
Matt got in a practice round at Republic (site of his first tournament in 3 weeks) and did pretty well. The putting was the only real thing that was lacking. Last year he shot 28 to win the STPGA event and he shot 25 today with 16 putts in 5 holes. Need to get that […]
Matthew working on moving to his left better, walking through his shots.