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This past weekend I played the first tournament in the Glide Series at Yahara in Madison, Wisconsin. After two practice rounds a few weeks before (resulting in a 65 and a 58), my goals were to shoot a 54 round one and see if I needed to play more aggressive in the second round or not. I struggled a lot with my approach shots during the first round but also had some solid putts, resulting in a 57 (5 bogeys and 3 birdies). My upshots improved during round two but my putting fell short. I was hitting all sorts of metal for birdies but wasn’t hitting the sweet spot, resulting in a 55 (3 bogeys and 2 birdies). My 112 on the day resulted in a 16th place finish and a couple of rounds unfortunately below my rating.
I had a 950-rated mental game, only letting internal frustration affect me once. This has been something I’ve been working on and will continue to do so throughout the remainder of my competitive disc golf journey. My next tournament, the 6th Annual Riverside Challenge, is in two weeks. In preparation for that tournament, I’ll be continuing to practice putting as well as really focus on releasing my drives straight instead of nose up.
Take a look at my recent vlog voicing my goals, game plan and outcome of my first tournament of the year. If you have any recommendations on what should be included in tournament vlogs, please feel free to share them with me! I’d also like to thank my sponsor, The Disc Golf Experience, for letting me represent them during my disc golf journey.