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post #127 of 289

Only goal is to reduce handicap to below 5 this year

Short game and approach within 120yrds seems to be the only way forward!

post #128 of 289

To get out on the course and play more, and not worry so much about personal goals.

post #129 of 289

Sub-8 handicap by year's end.

Break 75 on a 6700+ yard course

Play at least 25 rounds this year (including Torrey Pines in June!!!)

Being a new guy in town, finding some good dudes who share my golf passion and having someone who wants to play any time like me.

Get a full bag of new sticks.

post #130 of 289
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Short term:

ELIMINATE my slice completely

 

Long Term:

Break 80, who knows, this may be more short term than I think

This could have been written by me, I'm desperate to break 80, am prone to slicing the ball and we're off the same handicap. 

 

After I'd hit a few of my iron shots today, I had a look at the divots I'd taken and they were all aiming way to the left, yet my ball-flight always swings right. Got a major problem with an out to in down swing methinks.

post #131 of 289

Mine is to play to a single digit handicap and keep it. I started playing seriously and trying to actually learn the game a year ago. I was able to get it down to a 15.x this summer but then an injury at work changed my grip/swing and threw it all out of whack and I went back up to a 23. Well now I'm working with a new coach and my power is coming back, putting is ok, just need some consistency and I hope to achieve that this year. Stupid mistakes are costing me stroke, cut them down, gain consistency and watch it drop, my only goal. 

post #132 of 289

At almost 67 years old...

I want to shoot one more round in the 60s before I die from tees above 6200 yards. 

I have been a single digit handicap before, close to it now again.  Have had some really good rounds but as the years are slipping by now, not sure I will ever be below 70 again.  Just hope it happens one more time. 

post #133 of 289

My goal this season is to focus on the next shot, and nothing else.

post #134 of 289

My goal is to play a full round with zero contact errors, without sacrificing any basic fundamentals.  It seems that my scores are related to the number of bad contacts. What confirmed the validity of this strategy was an article in one of the golf magazines that on average, each bad contact costs a high handicap player 1.4 strokes.  Seems to be about right for me.

post #135 of 289
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My goal this season is to focus on the next shot, and nothing else.


This is the best goal I have seen yet.

post #136 of 289
Bang more cart girls?
post #137 of 289

Just get out and play more will do for me

post #138 of 289

Short term goal = Consistently shoot in the 80's

Long term goal = Shoot my age

post #139 of 289
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Originally Posted by chipandcharge View Post

My goal is to play a full round with zero contact errors, without sacrificing any basic fundamentals.  It seems that my scores are related to the number of bad contacts. What confirmed the validity of this strategy was an article in one of the golf magazines that on average, each bad contact costs a high handicap player 1.4 strokes.  Seems to be about right for me.

Ben Hogan said that he knew that he would make at least 6 bad contacts during any given round. Ben Hogan. Just sayin'.....

post #140 of 289
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Originally Posted by phan52 View Post

My goal this season is to focus on the next shot, and nothing else.


This is the best goal I have seen yet.

 

Hey, I already covered that one:

 

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My golf goal has been and always will be: Commit, concentrate, and hit each and every shot as well a possible. Score will follow. Is that too simplistic?

 

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Originally Posted by chipandcharge View Post

My goal is to play a full round with zero contact errors, without sacrificing any basic fundamentals.  It seems that my scores are related to the number of bad contacts. What confirmed the validity of this strategy was an article in one of the golf magazines that on average, each bad contact costs a high handicap player 1.4 strokes.  Seems to be about right for me.

Ben Hogan said that he knew that he would make at least 6 bad contacts during any given round. Ben Hogan. Just sayin'.....

 

Yeah, but Ben Hogan's 'bad' = hacker's 'good'

post #141 of 289
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Originally Posted by dak4n6 View Post

 

Hey, I already covered that one:

 

 

 

Yeah, but Ben Hogan's 'bad' = hacker's 'good'


Very well stated, dak4n6.  I would not have been quick enough to come up with that insight, even though it is reflective of my realities.  Furthermore, to Phan52, I use "goal" in the sense that it is what I want to do (zero contact errors), even if it would be virtually impossible.  Anything less than "goal" would be too weak a motivating factor for me.  Simply saying "I hope to" or "I would like to" make zero contact errors has not been enough impetus.

post #142 of 289
Any holes a goal.

But seriously, I would love to get to single digits by the end of the year, will be tough, but I'm determined to do it, only time will tell.
post #143 of 289

Find the best set of irons that fits my game so I can play the best golf possible until I need a new set of irons.

post #144 of 289

Shoot consistently in the high 70s almost every time. I averaged around an +9 on 18 holes last year and want to average +6 or +7 this year.

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