Upstream Golf Tournament Checklist

golf tournament checklist

Upstream golf tournament checklist is meant to help you prepare for your golf outing. This golf tournament is expected to be fun and exciting. It is great that you have chosen to play and be part of this year’s tournament.

Each one of us is successful at something in life. This could be in your career, parenting, society, sports or other recreational activities.

If you think about the areas in your life that you are most successful in, you will see that most times you feel very comfortable. In most cases, there is a process to the activity, where you prepare for the success.

That process took you months, or even years to put in place and turn it into an efficient set of activities that has lead up to your current success.

Upstream Golf Tournament Checklist

Golf is no different.  The following list will give you an idea of some things you can do to be more comfortable and most importantly consistent during the upstream golf tournament this year.

This list can be added to and area taken off to be tailored to match your needs, but remember the 5 P’s – Prior Preparation Prevents Poor Performance.

Upstream Golf Tournament Checklist

Practice before the Tournament

  • Look for yardage book in golf shop
  • Stretch, stay hydrated, and warm up as usual, don’t overdo it
  • Make sure to spend ½ the time on the putting green learning the speed
  • Don’t keep score. You don’t want to set high or low expectation for the actual tournament round
  • Hit putts from different angles and distances.  Try to imagine where the hole locations will be placed for the tournament and record them in your yardage book
  • Make notes in your yardage book or scorecard where not to miss shots and what angles are best for approach shots
  • After the round is over evaluate where you could have preformed better and run through those areas on the range, but only for a short time don’t over do it.
  • Check your tee time before leaving and also check in with the tournament staff to let them know you are there.

Night before Golf Tournament

  • In bed by 10:00 or 10:30
  • Clean all clubs in bag
  • Bring water bottle, power bar (Eat and drink every 3 hole)
  • Make sure you have balls, tees, gloves, umbrella (just in case it rains)
  • Stretch and light workout
  • Play the golf course mentally, if you have played it before
  • Don’t eat anything that could make you sick or not feel well for the next day.

Morning of the Upstream Golf Tournament

  • Have a good breakfast, think protein
  • Remember Tee Time, don’t be late
  • Always arrive at the golf course the same amount of time before your tee time to prevent getting bored or feeling rushed before your tee time
  • Go over yardage book and golf course mentally on ride to golf course
  • Stretch and light physical warm up
  • Warm up as usual, don’t do more or less, try to hit the same amount of ball each round
  • Don’t set you expectations before you tee it up, good or bad, but think positively
  • Go to first tee get a tournament scorecard and pin location sheet


In conclusion, each of your processes will be slightly different, but the point is to get in a routine and stick with it. Creating this process will only add to your level of comfort at the golf course during the upstream golf tournament.

And just as we talked about earlier when you are comfortable, you will have a great and enjoyable round of golf.