Tournament Golf is Tough
As coaches we get to experience many highlights during a junior golfers career, first par, maybe first birdie and of course first drive that travels over 100 yards. It's amazing to see junior athletes smile when they accomplish their goals.
Our coaching staff had the opportunity to travel to 3 events over the weekend all in close proximity to our training center. These are athletes competing at provincial and local levels. Each player was prepared going into the weekend with their swings firing on all cylinders. What they did not realize is "Tournament Golf is Tough" and under that pressure the swing can totally change. Pressure can bring out different emotions that can take over the natural swing and confidence the player has in their game. Our players had great success with 19 of 21 qualifying for the Durham Tour and both provincial players see great success during the weekend.
We look back on the weekend and understand that providing great support and constant feedback for every player helps them grow during this tournament golf journey. I am excited for every practice as we work hard to provide teachable moments for our players.