ROAD TO THE PHOENIX OPEN - 2022

ROAD TO THE PHOENIX OPEN - 2022

August and September are my tournament season. If you win the local sectional, you gain an entry to compete in the Phoenix Open. Follow along with me as I prepare to compete.

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ROAD TO THE PHOENIX OPEN - 2022
  • REVIEWING THE 2022 ROAD TO THE PHOENIX OPEN

    Mike discusses what evaluation, revaluation, and lifetime pursuit of problem solving approach to golf. He also explains the difficult decision that he had to make to protect his health by withdrawing from the 64th Southwest PGA Championship Tournament drawing a close to this year's chase of the R...

  • REINFORCE WHAT WORKS

    After you play a tournament, it is good to evaluate what you did well, what you struggled with, and give yourself some things to improve on. Mike takes an in depth look at his play at Mountain Dell and Bonneville.

  • PREPARING WHERE I STARTED

    Bonneville Golf Course, was usually the last day of the "City Parks" tournament from his youth. Works at improving from his previous day at Mountain Dell.

  • PRACTICING WHERE I STARTED

    Back at Mountain Dell Golf Course, Mike discusses the 10th Hole on the Mountain Course. Looking at severe greens with mountain winds, what kind of shots do you use to get out of different lies, and dealing with different conditions as you prepare for a tournament.

  • CROSS COUNTRY GOLF

    Mike looks at Nibley Park Golf Course in unique and creative ways. Use the courses you play to create whatever challenges you may be facing in your upcoming events.

  • SEEING WHERE MY SWING STARTED

    It has been 35-years since Mike has visited Mountain Dell Golf Course. Mike discusses what it was like as a member of the grounds crew and what he looks to for when evaluating how to play in different geographic locations.

  • KNOWING WHAT YOU DID RIGHT - ARIZONA OPEN - ROUND 02

    Whether or not I qualify for day three doesn't matter. I played my best game under these conditions. Here's what I can take away.

  • PERFORMING WHEN NOT FEELING GREAT - ARIZONA OPEN - ROUND 02

    When your grip feels heavy and it's hotter than normal, what can you do? You've got to play it as it is.

  • KNOW YOUR STRENGTHS AND WEAKNESSES - ARIZONA OPEN - ROUND 01

    Playing the course lets me know how my drivers, irons, and short game is working. Now that I know what my clubs are telling me, I will be able to take it to tomorrow's game.

  • PREPARING MENTALLY - ARIZONA OPEN - ROUND 01

    As Phil Blackmar talked about, the mental game is everything. If you are concerned about your opponents, you might as well go home.

  • PREPARING FOR MISSED GREENS

    Here, I'm using a couple of wedges to practice with. Knowing what shots you are going to use before they happen gives you a massive advantage in play.

  • KNOWING YOUR SPEEDS AND LIES

    Knowing the pace of your greens is one of the best things you can do to practice for a tournament. This will arm you with an advantage for not just putting, but chipping as well.

  • PLAY WITH WHAT YOU PRACTICE

    Golf is a game of tasks. Prepare for a tournament by knowing what tasks to assign yourself. Here is what I'm working on.

  • PREPARING THE BODY

    I have a fitness routine that I've done for years. I use this because it emphasizes shoulder mobility.

  • IMPROVING 100 YARDS AND IN

    To be competitive and score on the course, you need a solid short game. Here is my regimen as I focus on 100 yards and in.

  • WINNING LOCALLY

    August and September are my tournament season. If you win the local sectional, you gain an entry to compete in the Phoenix Open. Here is the pathway I'm using as I prepare to compete.