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    Eary season individual stroke tournaments usually get my nerves pretty high.

    Happens during early season basketball games too. Maybe the first two games.

    I think the pattern is that I haven't built the confidence. Since it's early and just beginning I don't know how well I'm going to hit the ball, or in the other example shoot the ball.
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    Normal rounds = no nerves for me. While I haven't yet the opportunity to participate in an official THP event, I have played in a local gathering of THPers.

    I topped it into the creek off the first tee. I'd say there were nerve. The guys were great about it though and that lessened the feeling of embarrassment.
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    I would say definitely. I almost hit a car coming up the driveway next to the first tee when I started playing with some new people a while back.

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    Sure do.
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    At my first couple of THP events, I was absolutely nervous. Before any round I am amped up ready to go and have to work at calming myself down so I don't overswing.

    I was absolutely shaking on the first tee in my first match of the Grandaddy.
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    I did the 2017 THP Championship and wasn't nervous. I just wanted to make sure I hit the ball. If someone laughs, then so be it. Just part of life.


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    I love hitting last on the first tee and more so in a competitive round or outside my normal group. If I can go fourth I have expectations that:
    1. If one of the three are crap then the pressure is off that you will have the only bad ball off the first tee and I get pretty loose.
    2. If all three slam it down the middle then my competitive juices kick in and the nerves are replaced with focus.

    Now, all bets are off when I tee it up at Pebble for the first time this summer. I will be hoping for anything that resembles a golf shot :-)
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