The first competition of the year got off to a great start with some excellent scoring. Jamie Tyas scored a massive 47 points to win. Paul Naudo, John Latimer, Colin Dunlop, Geoff Barker and Scott Douglas all scored 42 points to finish joint second. We would like to take this opportunity to thank everybody that took part.
A key point to good scoring is making the right decision on each shot and perhaps not going for broke when chasing a score. For example hoping to curve the ball low then high through a tiny gap which may possibly come off once in a hundred goes.
Putting together a good score means keeping the big numbers off the scorecard. Next time you find yourself in trouble think which is the easiest way to get the ball back into play to give yourself a clear next shot. If this means chipping backwards then so be it. What tends to happen after a few bad holes is people try to play more aggressively and end up in more trouble and their score goes from bad to worse.
However if you can stick to a game plan of hitting your normal club to the position you would normally aim for and just try to play within your capabilities you may find your confidence comes back and the scoring gets better which will ultimately lead to a respectable score. Keeping a clear head is essential to making good decisions so try not to let a bad shot wind you up and affect your thinking.
Please don't forget about the FREE junior lessons on Sunday's between either 11-12pm or 12-1pm, all youngsters are welcome, they don't have to be members and all equipment is supplied.