I wish I had seen this thread earlier this year. My GHIN season is officially over so, for me, this thread will have to be a drive for 5 in 2016. However, in 2015 I was officially able to lower my HC by 5.7 strokes.
1.State your Handicap/index and your goal.
As the image above shows, my current HC is 25.2. However, when I start again next season, my first 5 rounds will find 3 of my scores for GHIN will disappear so it could go up if I have a slow start to the season.
I use Evolvr and plan on getting new irons for next season so we'll see how I start the season off. That said, I would like my HC to be 19.9 by seasons end. We'll see how it goes.
this is my story as well. I've learned putting is all about confidence. I have a garage full of putters - amazing how many I've accumulated. I shot my only two sub-80 rounds with a heavy oversize center shaft putter (not a mallet, looks like an overgrown Ping C67) no one has ever heard of (TIgershark went out of the putter biz a few years ago). Putting has always been the achiles heel of my golf ... I tried everything this summer - bought a $220 Ping Cadence counterbalanced putter (went to the store 3 different times to make sure it was the one for me) ... worked great in the store - can't hit it on the course. Went back to the old faithful & picked up where I left off - putting not great, but at least halfway decently. I doubt I will ever buy a really expensive putter after this experience ...