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  • jim rockfordjim rockford Members Posts: 631 ✭✭

    that last california photo i recognize. harding park with the building in background.
    i can't remember if the northern boundary of the course with the building behind is front or back 9. often playing reversed 9's anyways. it's probably the back 9.

  • agathaagatha Members Posts: 975 ✭✭

    No his parents are not there.. :'( Wish we were, we are going to the 4th event in Lethbridge. His gf will be arriving however on Friday am in time to see him play. Ill be glued to the app...
    For those that don't know there is a free PGA tour app that you can follow along scoring for any of the pga affiliated tours, you can favorite the McKenzie tour and Matthew, or whomever and get notifications of how they did and such. I love it.

  • GolfingBroGolfingBro Members Posts: 440 ✭✭✭✭
    edited May 23, 2019 4:47am #2014

    Tomorrow it begins.

  • JAMH03JAMH03 Members Posts: 968 ✭✭✭✭✭
  • jwpatt11jwpatt11 Members Posts: 32 ✭✭

    Tough day today. We all know you’ll go low tomorrow.

  • jim rockfordjim rockford Members Posts: 631 ✭✭

    i caddied all 4 days............ my player went 25+ holes two separate stretches without a bogey. and then at one point, 6 bogeys in 7 holes. go to an online probability calculator and figure that one out.

    i was at the first tee when matt teed off on thursday. all i remember is it wasn't a good drive
    jake knapp won. he looks like a potential mega-star down the road. has a greg norman-vibe. i am told he beat jamie sadlowski in the pga canada long drive competition last year. i think there were "getting it in the grid" issues. but still it was 365 or something like that.

    i may be in kelowna in some capacity

  • GolfjackGolfjack All about the rotation Members Posts: 1,170 ✭✭✭✭✭✭

    @theboypinoy said:

    One thing I learned from that picture is that if you're a really good golfer your forehead is a lighter shade than your face.
    Kinda weird how Doug Ghim isn't doing as well as some of the other guys.

    To be fair Doug Ghim turned pro later than some of the others. He just turned pro mid 2018, I think.
    This year, he's made 5/7 cuts and is 32nd on the Web.com 25. He's in a good spot as of now to have a chance to get a card for next year.

    Seems that he is not as long as some of the guys out there. His scoring average suffers half a stroke compared to the top guys. Not sure if that's the whole picture but I'm sure it's part of it. He needs to go see GG and get scooshie!

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  • GolfingBroGolfingBro Members Posts: 440 ✭✭✭✭

    Last week everything was a little off. This week is a new week and a beautiful one at that. Had some fun exploring with my girlfriend and after dropping her off at the airport I went out for a late evening 12 holes. Having the course to myself to practice and prepare is my favorite. Late evenings on the tour are the best time for that.

  • jdljdl Masshole MassMembers Posts: 1,900 ✭✭✭✭✭✭

    Solid play so far! Keep it going this weekend.

  • DavePelz4DavePelz4 A golf course in the Chicago area.ClubWRX Posts: 24,825 ClubWRX

    Great opening 2 rounds Matt! It looks like you're putting well!

  • JAMH03JAMH03 Members Posts: 968 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Here is PART of Matt's schedule.

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  • JAMH03JAMH03 Members Posts: 968 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Current standings.
    Via the website not via the app.


     



  • agathaagatha Members Posts: 975 ✭✭

    For anyone who is interested or wondering, Matthew is dealing with putting yips. They have come and gone for him over several years now but they have reared their ugly head this week. He is of course frustrated as he said the way he is ball striking this week he could be just putting -okay- and be 10 under. He has tried quite a few things, changing grip, looking at a different target and many other things I am sure. Its tough because at that level a few strokes just kills your round and as his mom, he doesn't deserve that. Yes I am bias. Anyway, that's the story, stupid, frustrating putting yips. If anyone has a miracle cure or an out of the box idea, feel free to share. Also he has spoken to mental trainers and the like so he is familiar with all that as well. Figuring out what is triggering this is the mystery.

  • Forged4everForged4ever To See A Man’s True Character, Spend 4+ Hours With Him on a Golf Course⛳️ The Burgh/Hdcp: My gene poolClubWRX Posts: 15,741 ClubWRX
    edited Jun 14, 2019 7:55pm #2027

    Superbly Played round Matthew!!!

    Keep climbing!!!

    F*** these guys, Saturday is Yours!!

    All the Best👊
    RIchard

    In the end, only three things matter~ <br /><br />How much that you loved...<br /><br />How mightily that you lived...<br /><br />How gracefully that you accepted both victory & defeat...<br /><br /><br /><br />GHIN: Beefeater 24
  • ryanpalmryanpalm Members Posts: 23 ✭✭

    Hi Matthew - I know you're busy with the season - but grateful for an update if you get a few free minutes. Curious how you see things thus far in Canada...how's your game? Does tour seem much different from your last go-around? How have the courses been conditioning wise? Has your routine changed any since your last time on this tour? Is there any status changing? Sorry for all the questions - just fascinated by your journey and so grateful for your willingness to share!

  • Forged4everForged4ever To See A Man’s True Character, Spend 4+ Hours With Him on a Golf Course⛳️ The Burgh/Hdcp: My gene poolClubWRX Posts: 15,741 ClubWRX
    edited Jun 24, 2019 3:22pm #2029

    Great comeback from that quad yesterday Matthew!!

    I know exactly what ya were trying to do on it and sometimes you bite the dog and sometimes the dog bites you!

    Most would’ve packed it in after that~

    The fact that ya didn’t pack it in and instead dug in and grinded out to get back to even for the day shows a tremendous amount of focus, discipline and mental toughness!!

    Very Nicely Played!!

    All the Best this week👊
    RP

    In the end, only three things matter~ <br /><br />How much that you loved...<br /><br />How mightily that you lived...<br /><br />How gracefully that you accepted both victory & defeat...<br /><br /><br /><br />GHIN: Beefeater 24
  • GolfingBroGolfingBro Members Posts: 440 ✭✭✭✭

    @ryanpalm said:
    Hi Matthew - I know you're busy with the season - but grateful for an update if you get a few free minutes. Curious how you see things thus far in Canada...how's your game? Does tour seem much different from your last go-around? How have the courses been conditioning wise? Has your routine changed any since your last time on this tour? Is there any status changing? Sorry for all the questions - just fascinated by your journey and so grateful for your willingness to share!

    Hi Ryan,

    Thank you for the question since I'm sure a lot others on here want to know the same thing.

    The Canadian season is 4 events through which is 1.3 of the way completed. ITs a very quick season and demands great play early since there is no time to get in a rhythm. You hear of guys on the Korn Ferry Tour (Web) miss 15 cuts and then win. Cant do that. I've made 3 of 4 cuts but haven't shot low enough on Thursday or Fridays to get in contention and then my Saturdays have been just ehhh. My game has been very solid for either 18 holes, a 9 hole stretch or two rounds in four rounds of the tournament. I need to put 4 good rounds together. My putting, ball striking and short game is good enough to win when it all comes together.

    The positive notes have been the following:
    In Kelowna I got the bad draw (a windy afternoon round while the other wave didn't have to deal with it). I had to play well Friday morning to make the cut and shot a -5 and then a -4 Saturday to be in a good place going into Sunday. Sunday wasn't my day but that happens.

    In Lethbridge I got the bad draw again (crazy wind and having to finish my second round on Saturday) Saturday morning I got up needing to shoot -3 on the back 9 to make the cut in 10-15 mph wind and I shot -4. Great way to make the cut when it mattered. I didn't do much on the weekend except not giving up after a second hole quadruple bogey. Never give up is my way since every dollar matters.

    The tour being different:
    The only difference on the tour compared to years past is that I'm no longer the young one and that the competition is even better then it was just 3 years ago.

    Course conditions:
    The course conditions are really dependent on the weather and the winters in Canada. So far every course has been spectacular and green speeds are almost the exact same each week. Firm greens and long rough are a courses only defense up in Canada.

    Routines:
    My routine on courses I have seen focuses more on practicing and being well rested. The rest of the year we play new courses for me so I make sure to get at least 18 holes in and then try to get another 9 holes in as well to learn the course. Thankfully I can learn a golf course very quickly, its one of my strengths.

    The only issue this year from previous years is money. In the previous years I was still on sponsorship money. I was able to go out more and not have to share cars or Airbnbs and not do as many of the extra pro ams or events for money. This year I'm trying to do as much as possible to make and save money since I am using my own. Here is an example of saving money for my next trip:

    July 1st I fly to Detroit for the Windsor event using Southwest points. I then drive across the border and share an Airbnb at Windsor and then drive the 3 hours to Toronto and do the same thing that week. After Toronto I drive back to Detroit to fly to Halifax where I will again share an Airbnb and a car with a buddy. After that I fly home. I rarely eat out and if I do its usually at the cheapest yet healthiest places I can find. I am a great deal finder and penny pincher. Thats an example of what I have to do.

  • GolfingBroGolfingBro Members Posts: 440 ✭✭✭✭

    @Forged4ever said:
    Great comeback from that quad yesterday Matthew!!

    I know exactly what ya were trying to do on it and sometimes you bite the dog and sometimes the dog bites you!

    Most would’ve packed it in after that~

    The fact that ya didn’t pack it in and instead dug in and grinded out to get back to even for the day shows a tremendous amount of focus, discipline and mental toughness!!

    Very Nicely Played!!

    All the Best this week👊
    RP

    Thank you!

  • JAMH03JAMH03 Members Posts: 968 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @GolfingBro

    We're all pulling for you.
    What is the remaining schedule and what comes after that?


     



  • ryanpalmryanpalm Members Posts: 23 ✭✭

    Thanks Matt for the feedback - most appreciated! Keep it up - seems like you're not far away from getting it all together! Grateful for all your updates and following along closely each tournament.

    @GolfingBro said:

    @ryanpalm said:
    Hi Matthew - I know you're busy with the season - but grateful for an update if you get a few free minutes. Curious how you see things thus far in Canada...how's your game? Does tour seem much different from your last go-around? How have the courses been conditioning wise? Has your routine changed any since your last time on this tour? Is there any status changing? Sorry for all the questions - just fascinated by your journey and so grateful for your willingness to share!

    Hi Ryan,

    Thank you for the question since I'm sure a lot others on here want to know the same thing.

    The Canadian season is 4 events through which is 1.3 of the way completed. ITs a very quick season and demands great play early since there is no time to get in a rhythm. You hear of guys on the Korn Ferry Tour (Web) miss 15 cuts and then win. Cant do that. I've made 3 of 4 cuts but haven't shot low enough on Thursday or Fridays to get in contention and then my Saturdays have been just ehhh. My game has been very solid for either 18 holes, a 9 hole stretch or two rounds in four rounds of the tournament. I need to put 4 good rounds together. My putting, ball striking and short game is good enough to win when it all comes together.

    The positive notes have been the following:
    In Kelowna I got the bad draw (a windy afternoon round while the other wave didn't have to deal with it). I had to play well Friday morning to make the cut and shot a -5 and then a -4 Saturday to be in a good place going into Sunday. Sunday wasn't my day but that happens.

    In Lethbridge I got the bad draw again (crazy wind and having to finish my second round on Saturday) Saturday morning I got up needing to shoot -3 on the back 9 to make the cut in 10-15 mph wind and I shot -4. Great way to make the cut when it mattered. I didn't do much on the weekend except not giving up after a second hole quadruple bogey. Never give up is my way since every dollar matters.

    The tour being different:
    The only difference on the tour compared to years past is that I'm no longer the young one and that the competition is even better then it was just 3 years ago.

    Course conditions:
    The course conditions are really dependent on the weather and the winters in Canada. So far every course has been spectacular and green speeds are almost the exact same each week. Firm greens and long rough are a courses only defense up in Canada.

    Routines:
    My routine on courses I have seen focuses more on practicing and being well rested. The rest of the year we play new courses for me so I make sure to get at least 18 holes in and then try to get another 9 holes in as well to learn the course. Thankfully I can learn a golf course very quickly, its one of my strengths.

    The only issue this year from previous years is money. In the previous years I was still on sponsorship money. I was able to go out more and not have to share cars or Airbnbs and not do as many of the extra pro ams or events for money. This year I'm trying to do as much as possible to make and save money since I am using my own. Here is an example of saving money for my next trip:

    July 1st I fly to Detroit for the Windsor event using Southwest points. I then drive across the border and share an Airbnb at Windsor and then drive the 3 hours to Toronto and do the same thing that week. After Toronto I drive back to Detroit to fly to Halifax where I will again share an Airbnb and a car with a buddy. After that I fly home. I rarely eat out and if I do its usually at the cheapest yet healthiest places I can find. I am a great deal finder and penny pincher. Thats an example of what I have to do.

  • chano14chano14 Members Posts: 11 ✭✭

    Thanks for sharing! always great to hear from you! where do you need to finish in the order of merit to keep the card for next year? all the best for the remainig of the season!

  • Greyghost18tGreyghost18t Members Posts: 16 ✭✭

    Following this! Been great to see the progress and I now get updates on my phone from the PGA app.

  • GolfingBroGolfingBro Members Posts: 440 ✭✭✭✭

    Hi guys,

    Here in Winnipeg for another Mackenzie Tour event. Yesterday I played the course for the first time in a secondary pro am. Each week on the tour they have an ''official pro am" for the top guys on the order of merit. They also occasionally offer secondary pro ams which are either held on the tournament course or an outside course. So since Tuesday, today, the course was closed I decided to play the secondary pro am yesterday. Great course and lots of birdie opportunities.

    Today, since the course is closed a lot of guys practice or see the city, I like to play another outside course. That is what I did. I just finished playing the most private club in Winnipeg called St Charles CC. It was a good day and made some good putts. Tomorrow I play a practice round and tighten up whatever I feel needs tightening up.

    Round 1 is 830 and Round 2 is 130

  • JAMH03JAMH03 Members Posts: 968 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Tearing it up on the back and on one greens!
    R1 in the books


     



  • GolfingBroGolfingBro Members Posts: 440 ✭✭✭✭

    As you guys can see I got off to one **** of a start. 4 under thru 5 isn't bad. Just couldn't finish the round. 1 poor short putt missed, 1 bad iron shot, and 1 bad drive led to a rough last 9 holes.

  • DavePelz4DavePelz4 A golf course in the Chicago area.ClubWRX Posts: 24,825 ClubWRX

    At least you weren't paired with the guy who shot 94. That had to be tough to watch.

  • GolfingBroGolfingBro Members Posts: 440 ✭✭✭✭

    As you guys can see I got off to one **** of a start. 4 under thru 5 isn't bad. Just couldn't finish the round. 1 poor short putt missed, 1 bad iron shot, and 1 bad drive led to a rough last 9 holes. > @DavePelz4 said:

    At least you weren't paired with the guy who shot 94. That had to be tough to watch.

    The guy who finished DFL was the sponsor invite for the week. He is a pro hockey player. Usually all of the sponsor invites finish near the bottom.

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