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Operation: Single Digits 2014

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ok so i have a very good opportunity to work on golf. I recently quit my job and sold my house to start my own business which gives me some extra free time. also i am taking lessons at a local course and with those lessons i get free use of the range as much as i want. i started playing golf again in september. before i went on hiatus i was shooting high 70's low 80's. no official handicap or anything. since starting in september again i started at mid 90's now I'm down to mid-high 80's. my goal is to be a scratch golfer by my birthday in september. it is my new years resolution and i figure i'll make a golf journal thing of rounds i play (including tournaments on the Am tour i joined) sooooooo here we go

 

 

January 3rd

 

Course - Oak Valley 6372 yards 71/131

 

Score 86

FIR - 8

GIR - 5

Putts - 31

Penalty Shots - 2

 

2 birdies, 5 pars, 7 bogeys, 3 doubles,1 triple

post #2 of 744

Cool... I like stuff like that.  I enjoy keeping my own journal and looking back on it from time-to-time.  It doesn't seem that too many people here actually respond to things like that, but... it's still cool to keep one for yourself.

 

Good luck with your year and playing towards your goal.

 

I look forward to following along.

 

CY

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Originally Posted by Fairway_CY View Post
 

Cool... I like stuff like that.  I enjoy keeping my own journal and looking back on it from time-to-time.  It doesn't seem that too many people here actually respond to things like that, but... it's still cool to keep one for yourself.

 

Good luck with your year and playing towards your goal.

 

I look forward to following along.

 

CY

thank you. ya i figure if i write it in a notebook or something i'll just lose it. plus if someone wants to throw a tip in there thats cool. haha and thank you for the response

post #4 of 744

So that I can root for you both on and off the course, aay I ask about what type of business you are venturing into? Might be OT.

 

Good luck Kyle!

James

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Originally Posted by gimpie View Post
 

So that I can root for you both on and off the course, aay I ask about what type of business you are venturing into? Might be OT.

 

Good luck Kyle!

James

its going to be a jeep/offroad, camping, and outdoor retail store. I'm starting online at first to save money for inventory and a physical store front. should be up and running end of the month *Crosses Fingers* lol its called Trailhead Equipment and the website is trailheadequipped.com I'm just finishing up the site and vendors 

post #6 of 744

So, you're going to start a business and in your spare time become a scratch golfer, before September?

 

It's good to have goals.

post #7 of 744
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Originally Posted by David in FL View Post
 

So, you're going to start a business and in your spare time become a scratch golfer, before September?

 

It's good to have goals.

haha ya. and if it doesn't work out. at least i tried

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Originally Posted by David in FL View Post
 

So, you're going to start a business and in your spare time become a scratch golfer, before September?

 

It's good to have goals.

 

It's a goal... it's not life-or-death.  I don't understand the need for passive-aggressive posts like these.  

 

I'm sure when you first learned to play golf, you had a goal to become a single digit handicap.  You're there now.  Perhaps his goal is slightly more specific in that he wants to become a scratch golfer by September.  Is that reason to reply like you did? 

 

He's looking for support.  If you're not willing to support him, just let it be.  

 

Perhaps the world would be a better place to live if people who fail at their goals didn't tear down the goals of others?

 

CY

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Originally Posted by KyleAnthony View Post
 

haha ya. and if it doesn't work out. at least i tried

 

I don't know if you're familiar with this guy, but if not, you might it interesting to read his story and follow him too.

 

 http://thedanplan.com/

 

 

 

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Originally Posted by Fairway_CY View Post
 

 

It's a goal... it's not life-or-death.  I don't understand the need for passive-aggressive posts like these.  

 

I'm sure when you first learned to play golf, you had a goal to become a single digit handicap.  You're there now.  Perhaps his goal is slightly more specific in that he wants to become a scratch golfer by September.  Is that reason to reply like you did?

 

He's looking for support.  If you're not willing to support him, just let it be.  

 

Perhaps the world would be a better place to live if people who fail at their goals didn't tear down the goals of others?

 

CY

 

Epic fail on my part.  I wasn't trying for passive......

 

:-$

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Originally Posted by David in FL View Post
 

 

Epic fail on my part.  I wasn't trying for passive......

 

:-$

 

LOL - I see what you did there...

 

:blink:

 

CY

post #11 of 744

I have no words of wisdom for you, except that you need to have a plan for years down the road, money wise.

 

Other than that, all I can say is good luck to you, and hope both goals are met.

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Originally Posted by Hammer 4 View Post
 

I have no words of wisdom for you, except that you need to have a plan for years down the road, money wise.

 

Other than that, all I can say is good luck to you, and hope both goals are met.

 

 

thank you so much

post #13 of 744

When I saw the title of the thread I figured I should post this :-P

 

 

Good luck with the new business.  With the golf, it's good to set goals but be specific with how you want to achieve them, identify the steps you need to take to get there.  Write them down or post them here.

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When I saw the title of the thread I figured I should post this :-P

 

 

Good luck with the new business.  With the golf, it's good to set goals but be specific with how you want to achieve them, identify the steps you need to take to get there.  Write them down or post them here.

haha feel free to send me the back scratcher haha. i set up a schedule for practice. 

 

Mondays - Long Irons, Putting, Chipping

Tuesdays - Short Irons, Sand, Putting

Wednesdays - Pitching, 3/4 Shots, Putting

Thursdays - Woods, Chipping, Putting

Fridays - Round of Golf

 

 

p.s. when i work on irons i do 1/3 bucket fade, 1/3 Straight, 1/3 Draw. this way i can use different approaches for different pin placements

 

Thats what i will be doing until my birthday, and after hopefully haha

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Originally Posted by mvmac View Post
 

When I saw the title of the thread I figured I should post this :-P

 

 

Good luck with the new business.  With the golf, it's good to set goals but be specific with how you want to achieve them, identify the steps you need to take to get there.  Write them down or post them here.


The bamboo ones are nice but when I saw this bad boy with the telescopic handle at a black bear diner I just had to have it.

post #16 of 744
"Start my own business" and "extra free time" rarely go together...but good luck regardless.
post #17 of 744
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"Start my own business" and "extra free time" rarely go together...but good luck regardless.

right now its a lot of waiting on the state to get papers approved and so forth

post #18 of 744
As a small business owner free time is not generally a luxury if you want some success. Especially if you have a family. Be prepared to get up very early. I am starting year four of a five year plan, which is probably still unrealistic. One year is tough, hopefully you have a lot of free time.
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