I played in the Jamega Tour event last week at Magnolia Park and had a mixed tournament with a great day on Monday and a disappointing Tuesday.
I had a good practice round in the company of Roger Manners who deals with my mind management and helps me reach the right decisions on and off the golf course.
I also had a putting lesson with Dean Davis who keeps his instruction basic and to the point and can see in an instant what is required and he is a brilliant Trick Shot performer as well.
Dean spotted a couple of things I need to work on over the next few months that will improve my putting stats and that’s where tournaments are won and lost I reckon.
Dean also represents “Raa Putters” and that’s what I tried and found one I liked and will consider getting one when I can convince myself that they will improve my stats.
Day one at Magnolia was good and I played well and scored a one under par 72 on this tough 7000 yard layout and finished in fourteenth place with one round to go.
The second day didn’t start well with a triple bogey on the second but I immediately hit back with 2 birdies but then trying to push on I managed a double bogey on the fifth.
I toughed out the rest of the round and with a solid back nine, that without a foot slipping on the eighteenth tee that cost me a bogey, would have been navigated in one over. But in the end I finished 7 over par to post a tournament score of 6 over and finish in 30th place.
I took the positives out of the tournament and am now looking forward to playing in the West of England Amateur Championship at Burnham and Berrow in a couple of weeks.
I am on holiday now at Bigbury on Sea and will have a couple of rounds at Bigbury on Sea Golf course that will help me at Burnham, I hope!
I will let you know how I get on at Burnham in my next blog.
Roger Manners www.rogermanners.co.uk
Mind management for golfers
￼Golfers should never underestimate the power of the mind in helping them reach their goals. Improved mind management helps you perform better for longer and it can even improve your lifestyle and health. My success speaks for itself: 1 major winner and 8 PGA European Tour winners to date.