Matt continues to work on setup, distance from the ball, balance and keeping his head still. It looks as if he is making some improvements and starting to “feel” what a good setup is.
Yearly Archives: 2014
Matt continues to work on his setup and self adjustment to make putts and chips. Trying to teach him to setup on his own and be responsible for his own setup.
Matt had his weekly lesson with Coach Martin. They continued to work on keeping his head still during his swing and pausing before starting his down swing.
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 still working on putting and chipping.
Brad worked with Matthew on ball striking again today since he was going to be out of town on his usual Saturday. Matt did pretty good and make 14 good swings in a row, his best ever.
Matt still working on his setup and his swing mechanics. Trying hard not to use his arms, but rely on his lower body for power. He is also learning discipline and not to talk back as evident of the running and pushups 🙂 We worked on Matt hitting irons from a tee and Coach Brad […]
Matt was back at Olmos Park today playing in the STPGA 9 hole modified division. As you remember he was moved into the division by the STPGA. He had a rough day of today not hitting the ball consistently at all. He left a lot of strokes out there today and came away with a […]
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 still working on his setup and consistent ball striking. Coach Martin putting him through the paces. He played 3 holes today from 225 distances and came out 2 over par. He has 2 big tournaments this weekend.
We were planning to have Matthew play in the USKids 9 hole events and the STPGA 5 hole events this fall and make the full 9 hole conversion in January. In fact I had already signed him up for those events. I just received an email from the STPGA Junior Director in regards to his […]
Matt has been working hard on his concentration. Mainly his putting. He has been trying to reach the goal of 100 3 foot putts in a row and has gotten to 99 previously. Today he reached 107 in a row. He has been wanting a new “special” grip for his putter and looks like I […]
Matthew is starting to get the sequence going and his tempo is improving. We are still working increasing his distance constantly. He is starting to get it. There was more to this lesson but I failed to setup the camera for the first half.
Not the best he could do but it is what he scored on Sunday during his 9 hole playing round. I believe it is the first time that he has played 9 holes with his grandfather. It is also the first time that he has beat his grandfather in scoring. Obviously they were not playing […]
Matt still doing his 100 3 foot putts everyday. Today we did 20 5 footers and then 100 3 footers. Tough for him to concentrate for that long, but again we are building up his resistance to loosing concentration and practicing his stroke. Probably more importantly he is gaining confidence and seeing that a 3 […]
Matthew working with Coach Martin on a good setup and equally good turn back and through while staying in posture. It seems as if it’s the same lesson over and over but you can not move on until you have the base. He is getting better. Couldn’t record the whole lesson it has been over […]
We are trying to squeeze in a few more sessions a month for Matt to spend swing time with his coach. Brad came by during his Saturday morning short game practice to work on this posture and staying down through the shot. Matt hit some really good shots when he pulled it all together. Still […]