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I am playing my first 9 hole beginner tournament on Saturday and I am nervous. People who compete here do not have a handicap and are beginners. I am nervous of topping the ball or something like that lol! But I guess the others are more or less same level. I manage to hit good shots but sometimes I get some surprises.

Which advice would you give me to enjoy this?

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4 minutes ago, Rodilroy said:

Hi there! 

I am playing my first 9 hole beginner tournament on Saturday and I am nervous. People who compete here do not have a handicap and are beginners. I am nervous of topping the ball or something like that lol! But I guess the others are more or less same level. I manage to hit good shots but sometimes I get some surprises.

Which advice would you give me to enjoy this?

Remember that this is a game and your livelihood doesn't depend on it.  Don't overthink it, just go play your ball and have fun!

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Think of it as another 9 hole round.  Relax and just have fun.  Your going to hit bad shots - accept it.  You are going to hit good shots - enjoy it!  Good luck!

 

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On 8/27/2019 at 6:51 AM, MDGolfHacker said:

Think of it as another 9 hole round.  Relax and just have fun.  Your going to hit bad shots - accept it.  You are going to hit good shots - enjoy it!  Good luck!

 

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This is the only advice you need. 

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As you say, everyone is a beginner.  So everyone will be nervous, everyone will hit bad shots, and not a single one will care about your shots.  Do your best to relax and have fun.

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You didn't comment on what format this tournament/competition is. Stroke play, Match play, best ball, Scramble, etc. etc. etc.

I'd be somewhat surprised if the "tournament" is stroke play at a beginner level. I'd be a much more friendly introduction  to competition if whoever has set this up didn't select a scramble. Scrambles are as about as laid back and non-pressured as any format. And besides... it doesn't rely on any one persons shot as you generally have 3 other team mates. And they'll flub as many shots as you will.  As we all do in fact.

On 8/27/2019 at 8:44 AM, Rodilroy said:

9 hole beginner tournament

 

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Hi there! 
I am playing my first 9 hole beginner tournament on Saturday and I am nervous. People who compete here do not have a handicap and are beginners. I am nervous of topping the ball or something like that lol! But I guess the others are more or less same level. I manage to hit good shots but sometimes I get some surprises.
Which advice would you give me to enjoy this?

So how did it work out for you?


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