The weather over the weekend in the SF City was wild, wet and cold. Take a look at the video of the hail below. Typical SF City weather.
The round of 16 and quarterfinals went ok, but not like how I played on Tuesday (67) and my first match on Wednesday (no bogies and 5 birdies of 13 holes). Things will get VERY tough over the weekend starting with my semi-final match at 8:30 on Saturday morning against the talented and popular Jim Knoll. Jim, despite his age, can still move the ball out a long ways and makes very few mistakes. I will need my absolute A game to beat him.
In the other semi-final match Steve Schroeder (The new GM at Poppy Hills) plays the ever talented Andrew Gabelman from Chicago. Certainly looking like better weather with mild temps and no rain in the forecast. I’ll need to putt better to have a chance in either of these matches.
So what are the key things that I will do with 5 days between matches. Here is a sneak preview. Monday I rested all day until 5pm when I hit the 24 hour fitness in Rheem Valley. I mainly worked the weights and snapped the heavy ropes. Tuesday is another day of rest, with a 3 mile fast walk in the afternoon. Tomorrow Wednesday morning I’ll hit the gym again and do weights for the last time before my match on Saturday (I’m not like Dustin and Brooks that work weights the day of a tournament). I’ll have a money game tomorrow at Olympic to put pressure on my putting. In match play, I do not feel the pressure on my golf shots, but when putting the pressure is cranked up as each putt is to win, tie or to loss the hole. YOU MUST PUTT WELL IN MATCH PLAY. If your opponent sees you missing short putts, it takes pressure off him/her and puts in on you. I WILL BE PUTTING LIKE A WIZARD COME SATURDAY. Some putts I hit with eyes closed, and others with eyes open. I never know which way I am going to go until the putter starts back.
Back to exercise for golf. I cannot stress the importance of gaining club head speed. You must have a goal in mind and work hard to increase your speed to that goal. It will make a huge difference in your game. There is a thing called having many speeds with which to swing a golf club at, and you should practice these various speeds on the range to know what it feels like instead of guessing.
For $15 you can get Jennifers Golf Digest video workout that you can do anywhere. For better golf and more CLUB HEAD SPEED, I highly recommend you invest in this program.
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