• Announcements

    • iacas

      Introducing TST "Clubs!"   08/28/2017

      No, we're not getting into the equipment business, but we do have "clubs" here on TST now. Groups. Check them out here:
RickPro

Tournament prep, 1 week

Recommended Posts

I have a tournament in a week, what do you guys do to prep the week before a big tournament?

What do you each and everyday leading up to the tournament?

What should I focus on, what should I practice?

Go to the range more, play more rounds of golf, mix both, massage, rest, workout, play alternative sport, etc...?

Thanks for your help, looking at things I can do to maximise my chances of winning he tournament. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

Sign up (or log in) today! It's free (and you won't see this ad anymore)!

Sign up (or log in) today! It's free (and you won't see this ad anymore)!

We wrote about this in LSW. You should pick up a copy.

Basically…

  • Develop a shot shape that's reliable.
  • Figure out what feels work with your driver to help with the first bullet point in particular.
  • Work on your short game and putting.
  • Scout out the course.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

7 hours ago, RickPro said:

I have a tournament in a week, what do you guys do to prep the week before a big tournament?

What do you each and everyday leading up to the tournament?

What should I focus on, what should I practice?

Go to the range more, play more rounds of golf, mix both, massage, rest, workout, play alternative sport, etc...?

Thanks for your help, looking at things I can do to maximise my chances of winning he tournament. 

In addition to iacas, don't over-think every step or every day.  Some people burn themselves out before the tournament even happens.  Make sure you are still out to have fun.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

8 hours ago, iacas said:

We wrote about this in LSW. You should pick up a copy.

Basically…

  • Develop a shot shape that's reliable.
  • Figure out what feels work with your driver to help with the first bullet point in particular.
  • Work on your short game and putting.
  • Scout out the course.

LSW? I would like a copy, thank you.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

One tip: Don't overdo practice the day before the first round. You want to be fresh on tee No. 1.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

On September 17, 2017 at 7:17 AM, RickPro said:

I have a tournament in a week, what do you guys do to prep the week before a big tournament?

What do you each and everyday leading up to the tournament?

What should I focus on, what should I practice?

Go to the range more, play more rounds of golf, mix both, massage, rest, workout, play alternative sport, etc...?

Thanks for your help, looking at things I can do to maximise my chances of winning he tournament. 

I do a mix of all those things. Except massage..they hurt..

When i was younger i used to be all into super prep and trying to map out the course i was going to be playing to the shot. Then in the tournament i dont hit the shots anywhere near i planned out anyway... I played better once i stopped doing that because i felt i was free to just play the shot in front of me, instead of being frustrated that my round wasn't following some script i made up. I think its important to have good survey of the property where you're playing and have a general plan of attack that fits your game, but dont overdo it. 

As far a scoring goes, bogeys don't kill you. Doubles or more do. Bogey should always be your in mindset after a miserable shot, and if you get par or better in the process - bonus!  Trying to play hero recovery shots most often leads to big numbers. Take whats in front of you, even though it may taste like weaksause sometimes. 

But I would say overall, focus and self confidence is the biggest weapon you're going to have. Know that you belong and feeling like you're the best player there. If you dont win, its because you let someone else win, not because you're not the best. B-)

 Dont worry about what your playing partners are doing. They are not putting the ball in the hole for you. Play your game to the best you got and you'll be fine. Enjoy yourself. Theres no better rush in golf than competition. Its a reward in itself. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now




  • Want to join this community?

    We'd love to have you!

    Sign Up
  • 2017 TST Partners

    Talamore Golf Resort
    PING Golf
    FlightScope Mevo
    Mission Belt
    Snell Golf
    Frogger Golf
    PitchFix USA
  • Posts

    • Short of the year for me yesterday.

      Hit my driver towards a crossbunker on the rigth on a Par 4 after making birdie on the previous hole (Par 5). When I walk to the ball i saw that the ball climbed the rigth wall of the bunker and stayed there, 50cm from the wall. I had 2 options, make my stance on the bunker and hit the ball like a baseball player or stand over the wall and grip the club from the shaft halfway to the head, like it was a club for a 5 year old player. I knew that i was facing to give back the birdie on the previous hole.

      I choose the 2nd option, take an 8 iron from 120 yards and hit it as hard as I could towards the green. The flag was short left, with a bunker guarding the middle/rigth portion of the green. 
      I make a perfect contact and the ball took a really low ball fligth towards the flag. Landed 30 yards on the fairway shorter to the flag and start rolling until I saw it disapear on the cup. Yeah!! Eagle!! :D. Raised my arms before it drops, and my playing partners start clapping, they wheren´t close to me to celebrate. A couple of high 5 closer to the green and big satisfaction when i pull it out of the hole. 3 under in 2 holes. Yes, it was luck that the ball went in but i made an amazing recovery shot.   
    • I think pondering the answer is its own punch line....
    • @ANDY_UK Interesting argument, but neither you nor the person that wrote the article has answered my question. If the ball is lost where do you drop? Obviously you don't have any idea where your ball went so how do you equitably drop in a place that does not give you an advantage? It could have hit a tree and gone backwards, it could have taken a horrible bounce and be well right or left of the fairway or green. You don't know so how could you possibly drop anywhere but from where you originally hit your shot? For example you're playing a match, one person hits their ball up against a tree, another person hits their ball, it hits something and goes off never to be seen again. The player who found their ball has to chip out backwards back to the fairway, the player with the lost ball just gets to drop where ever and add a stroke? Technically the player with the lost ball could be in better position after dropping and they both lie 2. Thats just wrong IMHO
    • Getting an old set and having them adjusted is not going to yield you any better results financially than getting a new set. If you're looking for the most bang for the buck, look at www.thegolfworks.com and get a set of their maltby irons built to your spec and flex.  They're only about $299 for the whole set.   The woods are just as amazing but you could find a used OEM driver for cheaper.   
    • Not surprised, they're great looking and performing clubs.
  • Blog Entries

  • Today's Birthdays

  • Get Great Gear with Amazon