Matt during his lesson working on his ball striking and setup. It all comes down to how often you can make the shot and that is dependent on your consistent setup and consistent swing. Matt working hard on both.
Matt playing in another STPGA event, this time in Austin at Onion Creek. Coming off a disappointing round yesterday at Sonterra, he knew what he needed to do mentally. Had a mental lapse on #3 and pulled two tee shots out of bounds to take a 10 on the hole. We had a quick talk […]
Matt starting out a new US Kids season this time from the Ladies Tee boxes. He has been playing well and was full of confidence going into the round. He started the round with a birdie on #1, bogey on #2 and double on #3. He is still allowing 1 shots’ outcome to affect the […]
Matt saw his coach again today for his weekly lesson. They watched his tournament round from last weekend and discussed what could be done better to achieve the scoring results he is looking for. They then proceeded to work on tightening up his setup and worked on general ball striking.
A couple years ago Matt made the transition from ultra light weight US Kids clubs to a more traditional iron and woods setup. He improved greatly along with his swing speed. In December we had our annual visit with Matt’s club fitter Mark at MK Golf. Matt has grown a good 4 inches in the […]
We have been working on Matt’s ability to focus in on the areas of his game that he struggles with. Wouldn’t we all love if it was actually a technical swing issue. Nothing wrong in that department. Matt is at the age of burgeoning independence. We are trying to garner that want and turn it […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]