First tournament back

The Norwegian Championship in Matchplay, June 25.-27. at Atlungstad GC, was our first tournament back after a long involuntary break. Going back to competing was a lot of fun, and I noticed quickly that it has been a few months since last event. A few wrong decisions and some poorly executed shots made it difficult to do as well as I wanted.

Underneath you can find a quick wrap up of the last days:

The format of the tournament was 9 hole matches. With just nine wholes to play there is no room for error, therefor focus and attitude were important to stay in the game and win. All the players started off in groups of six, after playing each other the top four players would move on to the finalizing matches, where the winner was to move on to the next match and the loser went home.

Maiken came 4th in her group and moved on to the knockout matches. She lost her match and was therefor out of the tournament tying for 9th place. Birdies and bogeys were more deadly than normal, and unfortunately for Maiken there were not enough birdies and a few too many bogeys.

With everything over she is looking back at the tournament as a great weekend with new knowledge of her own game, her own mind, and her future possibilities. Her game is improving as a whole and golf is becoming more and more intriguing… In one of her practice rounds for the tournament she had a round with 8 birdies, which begs the question, how many birdies can she have on a good day in a tournament on a course that fits her game even better? The limit is 18, but how close can she get when the stakes are high, like they are in a competition setting?

The next tournament for Maiken will begin in only 10 days. It starts on the 7th of Juli at Kongsvinger GC. This will be a normal stroke tournament over the course of three days. Maiken will be working hard over the next few days to prepare herself for some good golf and hopefully some low scores.