What Are Your 2014 Golf Goals? Official Thread - Page 4
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With a hectic work schedule and a newborn child on the way in March, my goals for 2014 are going to be fairly modest, but we go anyway...
1. Maintain a single digit index all year. I am currently at my all-time low of 7.7 and I don't see that dropping significantly with increasing demands on my time. Nonetheless, I'd like to be able to continue to play consistently enough to stay in that 8-9 range.
2. Post 30 (or more) rounds this year. Without my wife throwing me out of the house, I should add. I'm currently playing about once a week, and I figure that cutting that in half is reasonable compromise, lol.
3. Shoot 75 or better on a regulation course. My all-time low is 76, which I've done 5 times. Would be great to shave a stroke (or two) off that in 2014.
4. Continue to play better "pressure" golf in tournaments, match play etc. Before last year, the biggest frustration I had with my game was that I consistently played worse than my index in tournament rounds. Simply put, I was a lousy pressure player. I turned a corner in 2013, starting with a match play tournament where I shot in the 70's twice and made it to the finals in my flight. I then proceeded to shoot a 76 (net 67) in our final men's club tournament of the season this December. On a day in which the course was set up very tough, it was the best net score by 3 strokes in a field of 150+ players.
So there you have it: My goals for 2014.
I'm going to be more specific with my goals this year because I think they will help me focus on achieving them.
1. Play at least 20 rounds during the active season.
2. Establish an official handicap. If I hit goal #1, I'll finish the year with a handicap that, besides being official, doesn't span three years.
3. Get a club fitting for my entire bag. I am definitely going to do it this year.
4. I'm going to get ambitious with this one and shoot to finish this year with an 8 handicap.
Extra Credit: Get an Edel Putter or attend an AimPoint Class. I'm not entirely sure where I'd be able to do either, yet.
My 2014 goal is to get back to consistently shooting in the mid 70's.
To get there, my specific goals are...
1. Have 4 lessons on full swing.
2. Have 2 lessons on short game - putting and chipping
3. Establish a mid week practice / play schedule when summer comes and days get longer
4. Focus practice on distance control - I need to be realistic with how far I hit the ball and need to know max range with each club
5. Above practice to emphasize 140 yards and in
6. Work on mental approach to the game/shots - choking on pressure shots have been momentum killers - must be specific on target/outcome of shot - BETTER FOCUS
7. Improve / maintain strength and flexibility of swing muscles
8. Get rounds in with "better than me" golfers - my regular group has mostly high cappers
Other golf related goal is to get my 12 year old son lessons. He has clubs and has been coming with to the range. He would like to get on the course, but he needs to improve his skills first. So, my other goal for he and I is to play a round together in 2014.
Hope everyone reaches their respective goals.
My goals for 2014:
1) Keep improving and have fun.
2) Get handicap down to 6 or lower (I was an 8 at the end of this past summer completely self-taught, but I have been working with a swing coach at least once a week completely rebuilding my swing since September).
3) Play as much tournament golf as possible. I need to get used to performing in competition.
4) Make sure to allocate plenty of time to practice short game and putting. Sometimes I get too hung up on the full swing and take my short game for granted.
Big year coming up.
Lots of events to play I have set goals for what I want to shoot and what I want play for tournaments.
I am tentatively playing:
5 Club level (defending 2)
3 Provincial level
1 National Level (based on performance at provincial)
1 Pro Qualifier
1 Team Provincial Level (ryder cup format)
Also throughout the year I am going play some courses for training that are approx 73 - 75+ rating, 135-147 slopes