We worked today on 1 putting from 10-30 feet, the concept really not only getting into the “red circle” but trying to hit our target, even at the expense of the follow up putt. Used a turned over range bucket as the target. We also did some up and down practice. Gotta be able to make […]
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 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 played 5 holes today at Republic and posted a 23 once again. This seems to be his sticking point for now. The score is 4 over par. He did it this time with 2 pars, 2 bogies and a double. He had a total of 12 putts including 2 3 putts. The greens at […]
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 […]
Back to work with the flat stick. Made a game 30 foot lag putts if not in 3 foot circle then needs to make 2 3 foot putts in a row.
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 […]
Matthew participated in the local Golf camp and had a great time.
Matthew working on his short game. Continuing to work on getting up and down for par.
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 […]
Matt had a practice round at Olmos Basin Golf Course today, in preparation for his STPGA tournament tomorrow. He played pretty good. Still have work to do.
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 […]
Matt had his weekly lesson today. His ball striking on the range was just about as good as it has ever been. Just striped everything. We proceeded to play 5 holes in preparation for his upcoming tournament. He did not strike the ball that well on the course, skipping steps and hurrying. This led to […]
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 […]