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Old 12-10-2010, 09:46 PM
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Getting ready for a tournament?

I have a tournament coming up on Dec. 18 and to say the least im a little nervous, Its my first. Im wondering whats the best things I can do to get ready. My games alright but I tend to get a tad twitchy when people are gathered around watching. Its my home course so I know the layout pretty good. Any tips or techniques would be a great help.
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Old 12-10-2010, 09:50 PM
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Since you know the layout really well, I would say that the best thing to do is to just practice putting the day before. Make sure you are confident over putts. I have a tournament tomorrow on my home course and what I did today was go out to a pitch and putt course and just putt for a while.
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Old 12-10-2010, 09:55 PM
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Putting is very high on my list, Thanks
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Old 12-10-2010, 10:07 PM
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cool jonn, i'm playing in the same tourny as you tomorrow, but i didnt get to do any putting this week =(
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Old 12-10-2010, 10:54 PM
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Sleep, eat, stretch, warm up, and have fun.
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Old 12-10-2010, 11:03 PM
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I'd practice everything. Driving, putting, upshots, etc.
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Old 12-11-2010, 01:52 AM
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choke up. i played my first tournament this summer and i was swinging for the fences right out of the gate. it only took a couple of bad drives and puts to put me in a funk. i started nosing up my drives and putting like sh**. finished 16 over at my home course the first day. i was second to last in int. the second day i vowed to take it easy and just play some normal golf. it worked, i more than halved my score and almost finished it the top half. do not try stuff you dont know or normaly do. also remember you most likely wont be starting on hole 1. so the best thing you can do is nothing, just play like you normally would if you finish at a 5 over most the time dont expect to be at -5. just play within your strike zone and kick some ass.

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Old 12-11-2010, 02:54 AM
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Play your usual game. Take birdies when they are in front of you. Eat a good breakfast. Drink a beer or two to relax.

Good luck!
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Old 12-11-2010, 03:32 AM
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Practice putting for sure. Nothing crazy on the outside of your range. Just practice 20-30ft or so. The ones that you wanna nail 100%

The other that I learned after my first tourney was to not worry about how others are doing and focus on your game, one throw at a time.
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Old 12-11-2010, 08:12 PM
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putt, and keep your head straight... i have played my worst golf EVER in tournaments because i let a couple of shots get in my head...
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