Thanks for the feedback, @Bucki1968.
May I ask what you didn’t like at Atlantic Dunes? I’ve also read that a lot of people liked it better that Harbour Town; more specifically that HT in the off-season isn’t kept at championship condition and isn’t worth the extra money.
I’d probably bite the bullet and play HT if this was the only trip to Hilton Head I was planning on doing in my life but I have this timeshare access for 37 more years 😃
For me it would have to be on a hole “designed and built” as a par 3, even on par three courses with holes less than 100yds. Don’t see where a Mulligan really qualifies as a legit hole-in-one, likewise Simulators offer perfect conditions, so real weather is not in play. Personally I have come close a couple of times of late - the ball finishing within a couple feet of the hole.
Here we go. I should mention that I work with Erik on Evolvr so I get routine coaching and swing feedback there. I have no plans to stop that in 2023 so "get help from Erik" is an ongoing element of seeking feedback for each of these items.
Track missed shots with narrative / details (intention vs outcome)
Review these monthly and feed into my other drill and improvement work.
Arccos gives me good dispersion data, but cannot incorporate what I was intending to do.
Biggest gains here I expect will be off the tee. For example, aiming for right edge of fairway but I pull it left towards OB but still land in the left side of fairway. Looks good on paper but is far from what I intended.
Realistically I don’t expect to track every shot this way, but enough each round to produce enough evidence on trends to monitor.
Play in at least three individual stroke play tournaments in 2023
At least one of these being a Rochester District Golf Association tournament
Stoke medal play will be a true benchmark of improvement over time. I view 2023 as a baseline setting year so have no specific outcome goals here other than participation.
Improve driver speed (from TheStack baseline start speed of 99)
Goal is 105 by August 1 2023
I'm turning 55 in December so perhaps 105 is aggressive and perhaps "maintain current speed" would be more realistic, but I'm gonna try.
I’m not convinced that Stack gives enough specific guidance on how to improve (other than repeated testing and workout sessions), but I have access to Top Speed Golf which should help with technique training.
Improve strokes gained putting, with a focus on 0–10 foot putts
Current overall –1.7 putting, –1.8 on 0–10 foot
Routine practice (9–11 foot challenge, Mickelson circle putting) at least twice per week on this range, with speed control work mixed in (ladder drill primarily).
Consider taking either a refresher AimPoint class, or the AimPoint level II
Goal is –1.4 putting (past 10 rounds vs scratch) measured around December 2023. Stretch goal is –1.0.
I'm only "counting" the first one and the temporary par-3 tee box.
Definitely not "counting" the Mulligan. First of all, I'm anti-mulligan to begin with.
Definitely not "counting" the simulator par-3 hole in one.
I'm open to counting the short par-3's on a regular course. But I've actually not seen any that short as far as I can remember. So I'm not sure how often that comes up. Unless you are playing the forward tees, in that case I say count it.
Par-3 course holes-in-one are great and exciting, but don't really "count" in my estimation. Although I prefer counting these to either the Mulligan or the simulator holes-in-one.