We had a huge turn-out today-19 players! I think they all got motivated from watching the Pros last weekend at the Chevron Challenge!! Patrick Mikenas is a celebrity now on U-tube as Little Ricky Fowler! Go Patrick! They showed Patrick’s swing and how close it is to Ricky’s swing and of course we know Patrick dresses just like him. Patrick even got Ricky’s ball when Ricky finished 18 and walked off the green.
We started today with our warm-up and that included: Think Box-the time you spend planning a shot. The most important aspect of the think box, no matter how much or how little information you need is to come up with a clear and committed decision to your shot.
Putting: 1st putt-just look at target once, putt; 2nd-look, take two practice swings, putt; 3rd-kneel down behind the ball, get good sense of break, walk up look at target and putt; 4th-same as #3 but take 2 or 3 practice swings;5th-read putt from both sides, walk up, look at target hit putt with no practice swings; 6th-same as #5 but add two practice swings. Think about which preparation worked best for YOU!
Chipping/Bunker-At each location hit two shots-State landing area in weak, indecisive voice then state in decisive voice and confident.
Full Swing: Round one-Hit shots to all flags but first round do not get yardage, pick club and just hit; Round Two: Get correct yardage, factor in wind, aim, and then hit.
We went to the first tee box with the following playing focus: Based on their warm-up, prepare each shot with the right amount of information and then commit and trust your swing. State plans with confident voice!
Low gross for today was Patrick Mikenas with a 39, 2nd Low gross was tie between Zach Ahmadi and Richard Blayney with 44’s, and 3rd low gross was a tie Ryan Wicks and Ryan St Jean shooting 46.
Shots of the day:
Michael Keane had a great chip onto the green on #4 and sunk his 8 foot putt for his first par on a regulation course!
Brandon Oxford sunk a 30 ft putt on #3 for birdie, his first!
Richard Blayney’s chip on #3 to 5 ft and par for that hole, and great two putt from off the green on #4 downhill to 2 ft and par from there
Kyle Footitt’s great chip on #3 to 10 ft and par, and his incredible sand shot on #8 onto the green to 3 ft; He also won closest to the pin on #6 3 ft!
Rock Knowles great chip to 4 ft on #8 and his great chip to 6 ft on #4
Shawn Merritt’s great tee shot on #8 to take closest to the pin away from a great shot by Devon Logsdon-Devon was 8 ft and Shaun was 7 ft, ¾ in!!!
Alex Elizondo’s great tee shot on #4 that was aime3d right at the flag but hit a mound on the green and rolled away from the pin-Great shot and he won closest to the pin.
Alex Fischer’s great drive on #1 right before he told me about a great drive he had a few weeks ago-This one went over 200 yds! He also hit a superb drive on #6 to about 10 ft from the stick!
Chris Hasting’s great two putt from downhill on #4 from about 25 ft and his great commitment all day to looking at his putts from both sides!
Ryan St Jean’s great drive on #1 over 200 yds, great drive on #7 over the hazard about 200 yds and drive on #8 to about 10 ft!
We meet next week again at 1:00-4:30 and go play the course-Gold Team led by Cooper Goyette is in 1st place!
Dan, Mary and Riley