For first-time golfers, joining a golf Dubai tournament is an exciting prospect. Being able to showcase your golfing prowess and compete with the best golfers in the club is definitely a thrilling experience.
But like any other sports, you need to prepare for your upcoming event so you can make the perfect swing and get the best chance of success. Here are some tips that can help you prepare:
- Know the course
The first thing that you need to do if you have an upcoming golf event is the course. You need to familiarize yourself with the golf course in Dubai to get your strategies straight. Playing in an unfamiliar territory can get you a bit anxious and nervous, and you might get a yips in no time. If visiting the course is not allowed, try other means. Check out the place in Google Earth and get the visuals of the place.
- Spend time on the putting greens
Golf event organizers will probably put some difficult pins for the participants, just to put some pressure on the players. They can also make the greens extra slick. So before the game, do some warm up on the putting greens so you can assess the swing and speed you need to apply when you are in the course. It can also help you with the distance control. A good 15-20 minutes in the putting greens can help you to get up to the speed.
- Be prepared
As cliché as it may sound, you need to prepare for the unexpected. Although you already checked the course and plot out your best strategies to win the game, the organizers would definitely not make it easy for the participants. Seeing difficult pin placement might throw you off your game. Stay calm and do some quick re-strategizing. Being calm in these circumstances can help you to be more confident on your shots.
- Have fun
When you are competing in a sports event, your focus is on the game and how to win. Yes, winning is important, but you also need to take a minute and enjoy the competition. Remember that it is not a life and death situation. The heat of the moment may pressure you to win the competition, but you need to realize that it is just a game.
- Be there before the scheduled time
Being early in any competition is a must for participants. This can help them better prepare for the event and de-stress even before the competition starts. Arriving at least 45 – 60 minutes before the scheduled game is ideal.