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Ok so I'm a junior golfer...As you can see from my username

Anyway I have a tournament coming up tomorrow and I need some tips on playing under nerves.  I have played in other tournaments like this however I have chocked under pressure(shot 55's) I feel like I can do well in this tournament, because I just shot a 90 at my practice round from the back tees...Anyway How can I play well in this tournament

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Ok so I'm a junior golfer...As you can see from my username

Anyway I have a tournament coming up tomorrow and I need some tips on playing under nerves.  I have played in other tournaments like this however I have chocked under pressure(shot 55's) I feel like I can do well in this tournament, because I just shot a 90 at my practice round from the back tees...Anyway How can I play well in this tournament

There is no simple answer but try to not think that you have to be perfect because you inevitably won't be. Don't put any pressure on yourself  and have FUN which is what golf and amateur junior golf is suppose to be. Remember that you don't have to play well to feed your family and that whether you shoot 120 or 70 that you will be fine. I am not saying that you shouldn't have goals b/c I def  believe you should but just relax and play and let your preparation lead you.

Good luck!

Also, aim for CENTER OF THE GREEN  & don't try to pull off miraculous shots

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I guess this is a late reply, but for incoming tournaments you may play:

1. Play your normal ball.  Playing a better ball "for the big moment" can add pressure or make you being more worried about not losing it instead of focusing on playing.

2. If you know the course, try to spend some time at home thinking the way you will play each hole. The goal is to stay away from trouble at the tough holes and make a good score at the easier ones.

3. Try to stay away about other players' comments like "I think you can win", "you will definitely drop your handicap today".... focus on your game, focus on your game.

The more tournaments you play the more experience you will get, so don´t worry at all and enjoy competition.

In the end, how did it go?

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