I started 2013 with a +20 handicap and my posted goal was to get it to 15, which I managed to achieve by June. It is currently 10.2, and honestly I don't see myself cutting it in half again given personal circumstances. I am aiming more for the 7 range for 2014 since I believe that knocking between three and four points off a 10 is probably going to take at least as much effort as cutting a 20 in half. I'll be turning 60 this coming year so setting golf goals too lofty probably isn't smart, but for me a mid-high single digit handicap will put me in a position of playing solid enough golf to be happy with myself.
I know there's been a long debate recently on the merits of improving the long game vs. the short, but for me the clear road to lower scores is going to be better performance within the last 100 yards or so. I'll be spending a lot more time on and around the practice green and standing in the practice bunkers. I certainly won't ignore my long game completely, but I have no delusions of adding significantly to my distance, so accuracy is the key there.
Happy New Year everybody! Best wishes for the new year and achievement of your personal goals.