What to Expect at Your First Golf Tournament

Oct 25, 2020 male golf player on professional golf course

The time has finally come—your first golf tournament! Chances are that you’re feeling excited, anxious, and every other emotion in the book. As an avid golfer, you already know how difficult the sport is, and being part of a tournament just takes things to the next level.

With increased pressure to perform and having to play against strangers, you face a whole new dynamic. This isn’t a friendly game with your best guy friends! Don’t fret. With the right preparation, you can make your first tournament a success.

Keep reading to learn what to expect during your first golf tournament, and why investing in a golf launch monitor is a good idea.

Prepare Mentally

Tournament pressure is real. While others will crack under the pressure, you don’t have to! Instead, you can use it to your advantage. Instead of worrying and letting negative thoughts sink in, turn the pressure into positive thinking.

You can do this by:

  • Using breathing exercises to relax your mind and body
  • Writing down and repeating affirmations
  • Getting a good night’s sleep

Remember, golf is a very mental game. When your head is right, you’ll do just fine!

Learn the Course

One of the first things you'll want to do in preparing for your tournament is to get a good feel for the course. Plan a trip a few days beforehand to walk around and familiarize yourself. If time allows, play a few holes and get some practice in. The more familiar you are with the course, the better.

Unable to make it to the course before the tournament? No sweat! The internet has got you covered. You can get to know the course a little more in-depth by watching YouTube videos of course flyovers. You can also do some digging using Google Earth.

Practice Your Swing

golf ball on green grass

Many people who have been in golf tournaments will tell you that things went wrong when they started to doubt their swings and second-guess their shot selection. So, for your first tournament, you’ll want to erase all doubt and solidify your skills.

The best way to do this is to practice. You should be putting and swinging more than ever before. Practice with the clubs that you’ll be using on the day of the tournament. If you really want to drive things home, invest in a personal golf launch monitor.

With a golf launch monitor, you can get in-depth information into your swing and how you’re connecting with the ball. Knowing this ahead of the tournament allows you to make any necessary adjustments.

Best Prepare with Foresight Sports

Your first golf tournament doesn’t have to be a dud! While you’ll want to make sure you have all of the right clubs and attire for the big day, don’t forget about the benefits of having a personal launch monitor.

At Foresight Sports, we offer the most advanced launch monitor to ever hit the market. Our launch monitors use quadrascopic imaging, which delivers the most accurate detailed picture of ball and club head performance analysis.

Contact our team today at (858) 880-0179 to learn about our golf launch monitors, golf simulators, and other game entertainment products that we offer.