Rob Labritz currently plays full time on the Champions Tour. Rob has been the Head Professional at GlenArbor Golf Club for many years and has competed as a club professional during that time. During this time Rob qualified for 8 PGA Championships, making the cut in 2 of them. In 2021, Rob medaled at Champions Tour Q-School in his first attempt which earned him full status. He finished 41st on the money list this season which included a season best T-4th at the U.S. Senior Open.
One of the tools that Rob has found useful is envisioning the tournament. When he was preparing for the Westchester Open, a family friend explained to him the importance of envisioning everything down to the smallest detail. Prior to the Westchester Open, Rob would envision walking down the fairway of the 18th hole with a 3 shot lead and telling his son “see – this is what happens when you put your mind to something and work for it.” Sure enough, at the Westchester Open, Rob walked down the final hole with a 3 shot lead and told him “see – this is what happens when you put your mind to something and work for it.”
When Rob worked as Head Professional at GlenArbor, his days were full with making sure an elite golf club was running properly. However, he managed to continue to maintain and improve his golf game by being regimented. He would wake up early in the morning every day, get done the things he needed to do, and find time to practice in between various meetings. He said that doing this for 20 years straight helped prepare him for getting ready to play on the Champions Tour.
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