Highschool golf tryouts please help!!
Posted 07 January 2013 - 11:21 AM
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Play a round as practice be honest with yourself. No gimmes, finish all holes including your 10 inch tap in's.
Count your putts. See where your losing strokes. Driver missing fairway? Alot of 3 putts?
Go from there
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Posted 07 January 2013 - 12:45 PM
Lots of good advice here. In addition you could try reading some books on the mental aspects of the game. I know books aren't for everyone, but they'd give you something to do on the days its too cold outside to practice.
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Posted 11 January 2013 - 10:00 AM
I agree with everything in this post above I was in the same boat as a freshman golf enthusiast several years back, I figured that I was going to make the team with ease then I got to practices (we had a few before tryouts) and I realized there were more golfers that could compete with me for the 5 and 6 spots. I was so nervous on the first tee that I was using a brush tee (will never use one again) and the ball fell off the tee during my down swing and I then hit it as it was off the tee headed toward the ground I duck hooked it into the driving range (which wasn't out of bounds talk about nerves trying to find the ball) Anyway I have had to learn the hard way from my experiences, but as long as that short game isn't rusty thats how you pick up strokes and never try to play the hero shot I have made many doubles and triples when I could have played had a par because I tried to go for greens that I could only reach one in 100 times never be a afraid to play 3 from the fairway on a par 4 (or the likes), but course strategy and short game will definitely be the key to picking up a few strokes on your field.
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Posted 11 January 2013 - 04:40 PM
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Posted 11 January 2013 - 04:56 PM
A good drive usually means no worse than a bogey. If you miss greens and can chip and putt you can hang with anybody
My university coach always said .. short game, short game, short game. I like to add in the driver.
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Posted 11 January 2013 - 05:07 PM
The other thing is to keep the ball in play throughout the round. You have no idea how many kids are going to be pulling driver on every hole and blasting shots away into the junk. You will see some kid hit a huge drive or two and start thinking you have to do the same, but I can almost guarantee that kid is going to miss one or two off the planet at some point or other. Don't let that sway your decision making. You don't always have to be in the fairway, but keep yourself in play and make sure you have a shot to the green even if you have to pull an extra club to get there.
That, and no 3-jacks.
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Posted 11 January 2013 - 07:02 PM
work on lag putting too. If you can 2 putt all the time you are ahead of the game. and work on putting inside 4 feet. I am weird in that i never practice 8-15 footers, but i don't see the point. If i can lag putt from 25 feet close ill two putt from 3 feet all day.
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Posted 11 January 2013 - 10:07 PM
Also when you practice your chipping, make sure you hit a certain chip shot until you chip in. Not only will it give you a lot of practice on the chips that you struggle with, but it gives you an incentive to try your best on every shot.
Hope this helps.
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Posted 13 January 2013 - 11:40 PM
Most of our practice time, after warming up, would be to just play 3-4 holes, but play as many practice shots as possible, and from many different situations - i.e. bunkers, behind trees, flop shots - and then spend 10 minutes on each green chipping and putting from all angles. We have the "advantage" of playing in the afternoon when it is 116* and no one else is dumb enough to be playing golf - so the course is ours. However, the point is practice real golf situations.
Don't be intimidated. It's golf. Everyone has good days and bad days. Hang in there and don't give in. Being a freshmen, you have the advantage of 4 years left to play golf in HS. I hope you make varsity, but if JV is where you end up, be happy and just get better. Show the coach you are there for the long haul.
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Posted 20 January 2013 - 01:02 AM
Posted 20 January 2013 - 08:20 AM
Fellow Mass guy? Maybe NH?
To the OP, you can get a leg up on your competition by doing one thing, play smart! Almost every kid on the HS team I helped out with last year had tons of potential but NO course management! Figure out when to hit driver and when not to. Can you get a hybrid or long iron into the 150 yard range? Do you really need to go right at that pin when it is tucked and protected by a hazard? You can shave quite a few strokes off your score on any given day just by going for the middle of the green rather than trying to snag the course record. Play smart and make pars! Goodluck!
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Posted 20 January 2013 - 08:09 PM
Also take into consideration what the coaches posted above! If you get into the trees and have a small window to go through, don't be stupid! Just take your medicine and punch it out. You can go from there once you've punched out and try to save par from the fairway if not make sure bogey is the worst thing you will score, not a triple! Finally, when you are putting from 40 feet, don't try to make it all the time. Give it a solid roll with the correct speed and make sure that worst case scenario you have a tap in. The last thing you want is to blow it another 6 feet by and have a knee knocker for par!
You will do fine and JV isn't as bad as it sounds. The coach will see how hard you work on JV and that could really affect your chances next year too. Good Luck and tell us how you do!
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