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TCU forward Emanuel Miller (2) goes up for a layup against Cincinnati center Aziz Bandaogo, left, in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Saturday, Feb. 24, 2024, in Fort Worth, Texas. (Chris Torres/Star-Telegram via AP)
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Back to the basics: TCU Men’s Golf shifts focus after Arizona NIT

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Gustav Frimodt takes a shot at the 2024 Arizona N.I.T. (photo courtesy of Gofrogs.com)

After finishing 17th out of 18 teams at the Arizona N.I.T., the Frogs know they need to make some adjustments. The good news is that they started to make those changes in the final round on Jan. 30.

The team shot ten strokes under par 278 in its final round to finish the two-day tournament at even par.

The team struggled with distance control on short and intermediate yardage shots, Coach Bill Allcorn said.

“If they tried to hit shots shorter, maybe they hit it way too short,” he said. “If they’re trying to take off clubs, they may just hit one right in the center of the face and it compresses really hard and it goes 15 yards too far.”

After shooting four under 284 in the first round, the Frogs dug themselves into a hole in the second shooting fourteen over 302.

Allcorn told each player to pick one thing to work on during the final round.

“It may have been putting speed, it may have been angle of attack through their wedge shots and may have been just walking taller with more confidence,” he said. “We can’t fix everything overnight, but we can start making progress in one area. That was the goal Monday night going into Tuesday, and I thought the guys did a good job making a change.”

Senior Gustav Frimodt said in the final round he focused on slowing things down.

“I was struggling a little bit with just finding the center of the club,” he said. “I wasn’t feeling the swing too well, so I focused on really slowing things down and then finding the center of the club because if you can’t find the center of the club, everything else is going to go south.”

Frimodt shot four under 68 in the final round, his best round of the tournament.

Sophomore Toby Wilt made his first appearance for the Frogs since their season opener in September.

“I kind of set a plan after the fall season just to have something I can do to get better every single day,” Wilt said.

This spring, Wilt said he plans to work on his ball flight accuracy for better ball control in future tournaments.

In the next few weeks, Allcorn wants each player to understand how far their clubs are traveling, so they can accurately adjust their yardages in a tournament setting, no matter the climate or altitude.

“Fort Worth is 500 feet elevation. (In Arizona), we were at about 2300 feet elevation, so the ball is going to travel further,” he said. “Temperatures are warming up, so the ball is just going to go further than what our guys are used to.”

Allcorn said the team will pay special attention to making solid contact and controlling distance at practices leading up to its next tournament on Feb. 25-27 at the Southern Highlands Golf Club in Las Vegas, which is roughly 2000 feet above sea level.

“We can make little adjustments depending on what grass we’re on, what altitude we’re playing at, the temperatures and whatnot,” he said. “But if we just take care of the basics and are really, really good in those areas, our games will travel no matter where we go.”

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