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I have only played in a few tournaments, but I noticed I have usually done worse in the second round when 2 rounds are played in one day. Not sure if I'm tired, unfocused or what.

Anyone have similar issues? Any tips for strong second round play would b greatly appreciated.


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I don't know.

How is your stameni or endurance ??

How much sleep do you get ??

What do you in between rounds ??

Do you eat heavy during break ??

Do you drink heavy during break ??

Do you relax too much during break ??

Do you continue to play during break ??

I tend to do just the opposite. I play better my second round. Unfortunately I usually do soo bad the first round I have no chance of cashing. Lol. But anyway I don't tend to sleep very well before tourneys so I am just waking up after the first round. Between rounds I usually eat a sandwich and drink lots of water. Then I will go out and warm up again. In an hour break I take 15 min to relax and eat. Once that is done I putt for about 25 min, then spend about 15 min throwing drives. I usually average dropping on average 5 strokes the second round
I tend to be like you.  I do better the second round.  I think that the first round for me is tough because I am not truely warmed up.  It takes me a round of playing and getting frustrated for me to do better.  As fr as sleep is concerned, I too do not sleep wll the night prior.  It's the anticipation of play that keeps me up.  Then it is having to wake up early and then the long drive. That is why if I playing in a two day event, I stay the night, like camping near the park.  That way it cuts time and I can sleep more.
I too usually play better the second round,and like Wicked I've played so bad that there's very little chance to cash.

Know that it will go away for the most part over time. You will either learn to pace yourself, or you will become more relaxed playing in tourney's and not get so mentally or physically blasted.


I am 44 years old and play with the young dudes in Am1. Wherever we start on the course I will say something like, "I'm glad we are starting on this hole, you can make your birdie runs for about 7 holes from here". Next thing you know, dudes are playing their asses off trying to birdie every hole. They are whipped 10 holes in on a 36 hole tourney. I know I'm a dirty bastard for doing that, but they will learn to not listen to people and play within themselves real quick.


I still play for pars and take the birdies as they come. After playing many touneys, the birdie ops come more frequently and I'm less tired than if I was trying to chase them for two rounds.

Same here on playing better the second round, I tend to play to safe first round and cost my self to many strokes. Second round I have nothing to lose and just go for it. I've squeezed into so many last place cash's doing this, I wish I could throw down an awesome first round some day lol


I might have to try that. Get into the other players heads. Lol
I started drinking red bull before my first round half hour before, then as I am walking out for the second round red bull number 2. I find the added energy boost and focous I get has helped my game immensely. it is easy to lose focus during a tourney round esp after a bad shot this helps you keep it

stamina I think is good... I can usually play 2 rounds for practice before I'm spent. (Florida sun really takes it out of you)

Sleep has been ok - 7 hrs

In between rounds I am going to start bringing a lunch so I don't have to hurry to a restaurant and hurry back.  This way I can get some more practice in like "Wicked Dyes" says he/she does before starting the 2nd round and hopefully the r and r time will do me good .

I usually go for it on most holes, but lately I've been playing a bit safer on holes I know are too difficult to reach and have some tight OB areas.  Much better to play for a 3 then have a slip up and finish w/ a 5.  


I generally think that you shouldn't drink too much before the second round. I once played a tourney with a friend who then had a few too many cocktails before the second round. He was doing well in the first round but then came apart completely after the booze. Also alcohol will dehydrate you.
Tried this at a tournament and ended up too amped up to throw w any composure or control. Definitelydidn't work for me.

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