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The power of Matchplay

What an exciting weekend of sport, thrilling rugby games that saw the Bokke jumping into the semi-finals and LIV Golf in the middle east concluding with a playoff between two dominant golf superstars – Talor Gooch and Brooks Koepka.

Golf, often celebrated for its tranquillity and personal challenge, takes an exciting twist with Matchplay. This dynamic format, where two golfers compete hole-by-hole, offers a unique set of benefits that can elevate your golf experience:

1. Mental Toughness: Matchplay demands mental resilience. You’re not just battling the course but also your opponent. Navigating pressure, staying focused, and making strategic decisions become essential skills.

2. Strategy: Unlike stroke play where you aim for the lowest score, Matchplay encourages strategic thinking. You must assess your opponent’s strengths and weaknesses, adapting your game plan accordingly.

3. Excitement: Every hole is a fresh start, making the game naturally more thrilling. A single great shot can turn the tide, ensuring suspense and excitement until the final putt drops.

4. Social Interaction: Matchplay promotes camaraderie and friendly competition. It’s a fantastic way to enjoy the sport with friends, creating memorable experiences on the course.

5. Faster Pace: Matches often progress quicker than traditional rounds, making it ideal for those with busy schedules.

In the world of golf, Matchplay offers a refreshing change of pace and an opportunity to refine your mental game. So, the next time you tee off, consider the attraction of Matchplay – it might just be the spark your golf game needs.

Tyrone Lorusso

Tyrone Lorusso

Parkview Golf Club Head Coach
Class AAA PGA Professional