Now that mid summer is fast approaching, most club members have their Club Championships approaching. One of my mentors at Galt CC was my first head professional I worked for, Albert Southgate. Albert would always say the club championship meant 10 more shots on the score and an extra hour to play!
It doesn t have to be this way. I have compiled some helpful tips to help you better ready your game and have a more successful club championship in 2013.
Take the time to sit down with your day timer and map out a schedule for some extra time to prepare.
Make a practice schedule that will address your weaknesses. If you feel you need some help contact me for a tip, some quick advice or book a lesson that is directed at your problem areas. (Pro tip: Club c time the range gets packed but the chipping and putting green is empty. To drop scores hit those areas of your game first)
Make a game plan for how you want to play the course. I spend a lot of time accompanying my players on practice rounds for our major events. These practice rounds include strategies that will best move them through the golf course to produce the best score possible. They include proper shot and club selection. Best target lines and spots to target on the greens. These on course strategies allow the player to have a clear and committed sense and are rarely deviated from during the tournament. It is important to play your game and not to react to playing partners.
On event days be prepared. Arrive with ample time to do a dynamic warm-up, on range warm up and pretournament registration. Also prepare for all weather conditions, have nutrition and hydration available as needed.
Best of luck with you club championship this year I hope these tips help.
Thank you for your referrals the last couple of Tip of the weeks and I am pleased to announce that the winner of the GPC driver fitting a driver is Patrick Bourke. Congratulations Patrick please drop by the GPC to book your appointment.
I want to close this week s email with some boasting! Recently Trevor Ranton from our Whistle Bear Junior Performance Team was crowned Champion of the prestigious East Aurora International Junior Masters. Trevor survived a playoff to capture last spot in the match play and knocked of the number one seed in his first match and continued his charge to the finals where he won by defeating and elite junior boy from Mexico. Also in player news our Junior Performance Team has qualified a record 10 players for the Ontario Junior Boys Championship.
IF YOU RE SERIOUS ABOUT YOUR GAME COME SEE US AT THE GPC Dave Smallwood
2012 Ontario PGA Teaching Professional of the Year