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post #1 of 11
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Hello, I am a sophomore in HS and I have tryouts for golf today. We already had a range session, we will have 2 rounds and another range session. I was on the team last year with anaverage of 44 and now I'm at about 41(9 holes)... however these tryouts will determine where I place on the team for the first few matches.

Varsity is a stretch, but it is very possible because we need to shoot below 40 both times to have a chance.
Anyways, any advice on what should be going through my mind when I'm playing/before or what not would be greatly appreciated!
Thanks!
post #2 of 11
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Originally Posted by mchichioco View Post

Hello, I am a sophomore in HS and I have tryouts for golf today. We already had a range session, we will have 2 rounds and another range session. I was on the team last year with anaverage of 44 and now I'm at about 41(9 holes)... however these tryouts will determine where I place on the team for the first few matches.

Varsity is a stretch, but it is very possible because we need to shoot below 40 both times to have a chance.
Anyways, any advice on what should be going through my mind when I'm playing/before or what not would be greatly appreciated!
Thanks!

 

There shouldn't necessarily be anything going through your mind. Keep your mind clear and don't get ahead of yourself. Hit fairways, hit greens, and make putts. If you start getting fixated on your score, or dwelling on past shots, bad things can happen. Play smart golf and I'm sure you'll do fine. If you're shooting around 41, then you obviously have a pretty good game already. Don't put too much pressure on yourself to make varsity. Just take it a hole at a time and do the best you can. 

 

Good luck. 

post #3 of 11
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Originally Posted by mchichioco View Post

Hello, I am a sophomore in HS and I have tryouts for golf today. We already had a range session, we will have 2 rounds and another range session. I was on the team last year with anaverage of 44 and now I'm at about 41(9 holes)... however these tryouts will determine where I place on the team for the first few matches.



Varsity is a stretch, but it is very possible because we need to shoot below 40 both times to have a chance.

Anyways, any advice on what should be going through my mind when I'm playing/before or what not would be greatly appreciated!

Thanks!

 



I remember my first try out 15 years ago.

Just play your game, and dont worry about what the other people are doing.

thats just my 2cents.

Good luck.
post #4 of 11

My son is starting preseason tryouts this Saturday. His actual qualifying rounds start in two weeks.

 

His short game is really rusty and his drives were pulling. We fixed the pulls, and I might need to consult with Mike and Dana to give him a swing tune up. We'll see if I can convince him to start 5SK rather than go to his regular coach, either way he needs to be tuned up a bit.

 

We are going to par3 courses twice a week in the evenings, and the first one helped him a lot. He was scoring 48 on 9 last Sunday, I really hope he does better this Saturday. He also needs to score below 40 to qualify for varsity, and his typical tuned up score is 41-42. He is still one of the younger freshman so he really is trying for varsity next year, but it would be a bonus to make it this year.

 

IMO, you don't really need to make varsity until Junior year. Most high school sports are like that anyway.

 

So, no pressure.

 

Keep us posted on your results, it would be good knowledge for my son.

post #5 of 11
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Thanks everyone!
I'll let you know how i do today, good or bad!
post #6 of 11
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Hey everyone, I shot a 41! :)
All I thought during my shot was "hit it straight baby" lololol.
But yeah one more range session and round to go I think.

@lihu Tell your son to not dwell on anything that happens. I got a triple on the first hole, got it together and went on a streak.
I'm sure he'll do great!
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Hey everyone, I shot a 41! :)
All I thought during my shot was "hit it straight baby" lololol.
But yeah one more range session and round to go I think.

@lihu Tell your son to not dwell on anything that happens. I got a triple on the first hole, got it together and went on a streak.
I'm sure he'll do great!

 

Congratulations, nice job. May your next few rounds also be just as good or better.


Thanks for the beta. He just read through your thread, and says, thanks.

post #8 of 11
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Congratulations, nice job. May your next few rounds also be just as good or better.


Thanks for the beta. He just read through your thread, and says, thanks.

How has your son been doing?
Also for my rounds are 41,48,39,39.. We have one more tryout I believe and it is a harder course. I will need a 40 or better to be in heavy consideration for varsity.

Honestly one of the main reasons people want varsity golf here is our home course is Olympic Club. And for people who aren't members like me, playing that course for free is amazing!
post #9 of 11
Good chance he made the team, but lots of work to do.
post #10 of 11
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Good chance he made the team, but lots of work to do.

Varsity?
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Originally Posted by Lihu View Post

Good chance he made the team, but lots of work to do.

Varsity?


Yes, his actual qualifiers are this Monday, Tues. and Weds. He has a chance at it, but the upper grades have priority if they are of equal skill.

 

Like I mentioned earlier, it would be a bonus if he made it, but we don't really have any expectations.

 

Thanks for asking.

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