Choo blog: Mentally stronger

Wed 21 Jan 2015

Choo blog: Mentally stronger

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Hua Hin, Thailand, January 21: Read what Singapore's Choo Tze Huang has to say following the opening round of the Asian Tour Qualifying School Final Stage presented by Sports Authority of Thailand on Wednesday.
By Choo Tze Huang
I think my mental game was good today. I spent a lot of time working on my game two weeks before. I kept track of the changes that I’m making. My putting is getting better over the past couple of months and it worked well for me today as well. Previously, I was more into ‘feel’. I play well only when I feel good. I won’t be as positive about my game and I can’t really commit to my shots. I tend to worry too much. But with the changes I’m making now, I think I am more focused on doing the right thing with my swing. I am more committed to my shots and I will just move on if I hit a bad shot.
I’ve been working with a new coach in Thailand for about two weeks to a month. It has been good. He has kept things very simple for me. He made some changes that I always have been told to make. Knowing that I’ve to alleviate my game to the next level, I kind of committed myself to making those changes now.
This is my fourth year at the Qualifying School. I think I’m more prepared this time round. Having played the same courses in the last three years, I think I know the courses better. I think I’m more prepared mentally compared to the previous years.
The courses are in great condition. It’s always tough to play this kind of courses at this time of the year because it is always windy. You need to stay patient to play well here. I take the Qualifying School with a mindset different from other regular tournaments.
The year I made it (two years back), my dad told me the Qualifying School is like a marathon. You take it slow but you need to give yourself a chance to make sure you’re in the right position. I’m glad I put myself in a good position heading into the next three rounds today. Hopefully I can keep moving in the right direction.