Matthew Conner's Golf Tips: Learn from Hend’s mistakes

Matthew Conner's Golf Tips
Matthew Conner's Golf Tips

Last Sunday was the final round of the European tours flagship event, the BMW PGA at Wentworth .

Chris Wood was the eventual winner and you can learn a lot from how he finished the final round and how overnight leader Scott Hend blew his lead.

Hend had a shaky start, dropping shots on the first few holes. On the other hand, Wood got off to a flyer making a flurry of birdies and eagles in the first five holes.

However, rather than trying to stay patient, Hend tried to force some tee shots, causing him to make more mistakes.

Using a driver on the par four, seventh hole brought the ditch into play and sure enough his ball found its watery grave, this seemed to be the end of his title chase.

Wood got off to a good start but with the final few holes to play he started to drop shots.

Playing the last hole he had a one-shot lead. Wood played the hole with more thought, using a short iron for his second shot to lay up which gave him a comfortable short iron to the green.

This enabled him to two putt from pin high postion to the hole, landing him the championship.

So the next time you play and things start to go wrong on the course always try to make the correct decision - do not try to force shots.

Try to think about hitting good shots and playing the shots you are comfortable with only.

Using this better mental approach to your game will help you recover when your round starts to wobble.