Aside from the usual scoring/handicap goals:
- More dynamic practice sessions. Often, I get stuck in a routine during practice: Hit x drivers, practice putting/short game y hours, etc. I need to focus more practice time on what I happen to be struggling the most with at that time. Seems obvious, but I need to be more cognizant moving forward.
- Stop playing with people who impact my enjoyment of the game! Again, another obvious point, but there are guys I've been playing with for some time that can sometimes suck the pleasure out of a round. I need to, once and for all, ditch them as playing partners even if it means finding new people with whom to enjoy the game.
- One of the biggest compliments I can give another golfer is this: 'No matter how you're playing, I can't tell if you're playing the best or worst round of your life'. While I think I do a good job of always maintaining a positive attitude while playing, I think there are always ways to be a better golfing buddy.
- Do a better job of focusing 100% on every shot. Sometimes my mind will wander, and it usually costs me a shot or two every round.
I love golf, and I can honestly say that, regardless of my score or the conditions of the day, I always enjoy being on the course. For 2013, I hope everyone gets the same satisfaction out of the game as I do.
Happy New Year to everyone on TheSandTrap!