My friend, Dave Faver, offered me some advice before I played this past weekend in the OB Ladies Tour stop. He told me since I haven't been playing to use the first few matches to try and get in stroke.
Play safes more in the first few matches. My stroke wont be what it was so I shouldn't go for tough shots I maybe could have made before.
As I move further along in the tourney (if I am lucky enough to stay in the tourney), I will get warmed up, feel more comfy, and shoot better.
I noticed this so evidently!
I struggled early on, but by the end of Saturday evening, I could see great outs and saw patterns and runs REALLY well. Even with taking time off from playing pool, I was able to play well still.... eventually.
Again, I did make a lot of mistakes this past weekend, but I also was able to run out well and make some tough shots as the tourney went on. I definitely felt more comfortable as I played each match.
I was very pleasantly surprised. :)