Play Your Best Tournament – It’s All About Preparation!

One of the biggest challenges for junior golfers (actually all golfers) is taking their game from the practice area to the golf course – then add on playing in a tournament!   The most pressure a golfer feels is during a competitive round.  Learn how to take your game from the practice range to the golf course with these simple tips from Premier Golf Academy.

Here are our tips on Preparing for Golf Tournament to play your best!

Play a practice round – It is important to see the golf course, play from the tournament yardage and see the golf course so that you can create your plan of attack.   Make sure during a practice round, you pay attention to detail – play shots from multiple locations around the green, test out the bunkers and learn about the course.  (And watch your pace of play)

Chart the golf course with a yardage book – This will assist in you in sticking with your game plan.   Many players will mark in their yardage book the slope of the greens, the best landing areas, what their game plan is off the tee.

Create a plan and stick to it – It doesn’t matter how your score is doing – your plan is your plan.   Stick to it and let it happen.   Don’t try to force things, or try a shot you have never practiced before.  A plan is created for a reason!

Fuel your body correctly – Stay hydrated and have access to balanced nutrition throughout your round. It will help your focus and your energy level to stay on top of your game!

Get enough rest – Make sure the night before, you plan time for getting your golf bag organized and ready, you have a nutritional meal and you get a good night’s rest!

Breathe and stay calm throughout your round – stay in the moment!

These tips will help you prepare and play your best during a competitive round – good luck!!

Premier Golf Academy, based in San Diego, California is the premier training ground for the world’s best junior golfers as they rise through the ranks. Founded by two extraordinary and accomplished coaches Bret Knutson and Greg Ehlert, their golf academy boosts an unbeatable location in San Diego, CA with 9 golf courses, and are known for the level of coaching expertise, the personalized attention and a small student-to-instructor ratio.  

Knutson and Ehlert’s experience over the past 20 years in molding and developing junior golfers is unparalleled.   Whether players are in the year-round junior golf Academy, Post Graduate Program or the award winning year round golf camps, Premier Golf Academy has programs for all ages and all levels.   To learn more visit or call 843-422-2604.