lutomrSC, on 21 July 2015 - 11:20 AM, said:
Yes I have a very good chance at winning my club championship. In fact I'm the one everyone expects to win. I should have won last year but had a ball move on the green when I addressed it and it cost me a double when I should have made par. I ended up losing by 2 shots and placed 3rd. This year our County AM is at my course so I kind of feel like I have 2 club championships to shoot for and I expect to win both. If I play my best game there's not reason I can't win.
More importantly though is why are you worried about this? If you don't honestly feel in your mind you can win something then you won't. We all know how powerful the mind is in this game, and if you've already convinced yourself that unless everyone of the top players at your club loses their swing that you can't win, then you've already determined your own fate. You have to go into a competition with the mind set of a champion. You can't think about winning a multi day competition before it's even begun. If you play 2 or 3 days and get yourself within 5-6 shots of the lead then you can think about it going into the final round. There can only be one champion everyone else loses. Golf is a tough game in that regard. If you can't handle that don't compete, just play for fun. If you worried less about the outcome and focused more on the process of hitting shots and playing the game that's presented to you that day, you'd probably surprise yourself.
deadsolid...shank, on 21 July 2015 - 08:25 AM, said:
A spin off thread from Larrybud's thread about finally winning his CC.
For those of you who play, are you going in with a realistic shot at winning?
Ours is this weekend. It would take a "perfect storm" of events for me to win. The club's best player left last year, and player 1A only plays every so often. Then there are another five to ten others who would be in the mix, with me maybe being at the very tail end of that grouping. I would have to get pretty hot to pull it off. For reference, I'm a five which is the break point for championship flight.
How about all of you out there, expectations?
I'm not worried about anything. I am however realistic about how my game compares to the others I'll be competing against.
I said in a later post, there are far more people who enter their respective CC's who have no chance to win the overall title than those that do have a chance to win, especially in the CC's (like ours) that are flighted stroke play. It's a fun event.
I didn't start this thread to get advice on my situation, I'm quite comfortable with how it is. I am simply asking, of those who play in their CC's, how many realistically expect to compete for the title as opposed to others who are playing more because it is a fun event at their club. And you can still go with the idea to compete but doing so knowing winning it all is not going to happen. I realize that there a lot of really good players here who would find the idea of starting a tournament without the mindset of winning it all appalling, but that is the reality for the majority who tee it up in these.
But good luck with both of your tournaments, I hope you win both. As for me, even if I don't expect to win, I'll still be trying my tail off.
Edited by deadsolid...shank, 21 July 2015 - 11:46 AM.