I get asked by my players when they don’t play well if they should still email the coaches. So here are my different answers based on their current status in the process.

If you’re in pretty constant communication with coaches then yes, go ahead and just own up to your rounds and make it easy for them to know how you played. Don’t make excuses but provide good insight into what you did well, what you need to work on, and how you plan to work on it. If conditions were tough then it’s ok to address that but don’t make that the primary focus. They know you’re going to have bad rounds and they would rather you be confident enough to own it and know you’re going to get better!

If you’re still at a point of just updating coaches to generate interest or maybe it’s before communication is allowed on their end, then it’s not necessary to update them after every single tourney. If you have another tournament coming up in the next couple of weeks then it’s ok to focus on that and then give a recap of BOTH results.

But most importantly, don’t try to always hide from bad rounds. The experience you are gaining, the opportunity to get better, and the things you are learning are what is important. Coaches have access to Junior Golf Scoreboard, tourn websites, and a thing called Google where they can easily find your tournament results, so make it easy and just update them and give them the insight they want to know versus them wondering what went wrong and why you didn’t play well.