Goals for the tournament
My plan for the tournament was to work on hitting the driver into tight fairways and with uncomfortable looking tee shots. I really wanted to do so because of the lack of drivers hit in Germany. I know that for the rest of the season being confident and good off the tee will allow me to gain shots on the field.
I also wanted to play aggressively. This means taking on difficult pins and trying to make birdies. I can only do this if I am on the fairway but also If I get relaxed enough to forget about the score and just fire at pins.
The day started quite slowly. Having missed the green twice on my first two holes I had already made a bogey. Fortunately I was able to take advantage of the following par 5. I hit a really good tee shot. I took an aggressive line from the tee and found the fairway. From there I found the green with my second shot and made a birdie. My next birdies came towards the end of the front nine on holes seven and eight. I made the turn at 2 under. I played the back nine in level par with one bogey and a birdie. The positives for the day were that I drove the ball very nicely. I tried to be aggressive when I could and I birdied all the par 5s. To turn my 2 under round into a really low score I would have needed to putt better and also be more precise with my iron shots.
For the final day I wanted to continue hitting the driver and being aggressive. I did so but never really managed to get anything going on the round. I started by making a lot of pars and finally dropped a shot on 8 to play the front nine in 1 over. I continued to make pars until holes 13 and 14 which I birdied. The first birdie was after a really nice iron shot on a beautiful par 3. The next one was after having driven the green on a short but tight par 4. I was super pleased with the tee shot I hit there. I knew that If I missed the green the ball would probably go out of bounds but I forced myself to hit the tee shot. I hit a perfect drive that finished a few meters from the hole. It was a great shot! On the final holes I conceded a bogey and finished at level par for the day.
My two rounds were good enough for a win which was nice. The most important however was to have been able to hit the driver a lot and work on being aggressive. I did not manage to get on a run of birdies and therefore never shot a really low round but that will come. My next tournament is in Paris and I hope to draw from the work I have done this week.