Razorbacks claim 2018 Southern Intercollegiate
The Southern Intercollegiate men’s college golf tournament was held in Athens, GA, on March, 12, 2018. The Arkansas Razorbacks shot a two-round total of 567, taking the win and ending the day at -9. The Georgia Bulldogs finished tied for second with the Kennesaw State Owls, with both teams shooting a +8 584.
Individually, Arkansas’s Alvaro Ortiz finished tied for the individual medal with teammate Luis Garza, a student of GLT Golf’s Iain Highfield. Both Arkansas golfers shot a -3 141, narrowly defeating Iowa Hawkeye Alex Schaake’s -2 142. Rounding out the top five, FSU’s John Pak and Kennesaw State’s Wyatt Larkin shot -1 143.
"Arkansas’s ability to miss, but miss strategically and leave themselves in great position, that was my big takeaway from having watched the event,” said GLT’s Iain Highfield. “As a team, they all played such a strong game mentally. It reminded me of watching Tiger (at Valspar) over the weekend. There was a lot of Scott Fawcett in how they played.”
For those unfamiliar, Scott Fawcett is the brain behind the DECADE system, revolutionary for it’s focus on hitting targets and accepting the imperfections and challenges of a golfer’s individual game. By thinking of a shot as a shotgun rather than a sniper rifle, and using overlays from ShotLink, Fawcett is able to help golfer’s stop focusing so much on making putts or birdies and simply focus on hitting targets, allowing them to keep a more level head when a shot doesn’t land as ideally as hoped. In short, lowering stress by lowering the likelihood of an unrecoverable shot.
This ideology of focusing on and trusting the process, then accepting the results, falls directly in line with GLT Golf’s Iain Highfield’s OSVEA process system.
The following tweet from Scott Fawcett’s twitter account, @scottfawcett, perhaps sums it up best:
… today the pin is your exact target - it is 13 yards from the right edge. Trust the shotgun, commit to having a perfect mental scorecard, take what you get.