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1: Get my CPGA card (two rounds of +15 or better). This wil open alot of doors for me as carded players don't pay for their rounds in Canada

2: Get my short game up to snuff (chipping especally)

3: get a bit more comfortable playing a bump-and-run shot

4: Makemy average leave with a wedge (PW, SW, GW, LW) to within 25 feet tops

5: Play more competitive golf and oney games, as you can learn alot in these rounds.

6: Hit the range 4 times a week

7: Play at least 90 holes a week.
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1. Practice more often.
2. Exercise more.
3. Get out to the course more.
4. Shoot in the low 90's.
5. Control my swing thoughts and my attitude after each shot.

Currently
I practice about twice a week,
I exercise 3 times a week,
I go to the course once a week,
I shoot in the low 100's, high 90's,
I get angry after a few bad shots which ruins my chances of scoring low on a round.
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definately a goal for this year is finally settle on some clubs...

im a little bit too picky when it comes to clubs, have ended up wasting around 10g over the last 2 years on clubs i didnt really like...

cracking 70 would be good but i guess it will come with time...

and local course records is definately a big one for this year...
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1) Lose less than 1 ball per 18 holes on average. Still can't seem to shake the OB once (sometimes twice) a round thing.
2) Fine tune my wedge distances (all those clock analogies are starting to make me wanna perfect different distances with the same wedge).
3) Improve my bunker play. I'm not as concerned with proximity to the hole but PLEASE! - no more leaving balls in the trap.
4) Definitely a long shot, but improving my HC to about a 12 would be sweet.
5) And (as always) - work on my putting

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To practice as much as I play .

My second round of the year yesterday was better than my last round 7 years prior, (took a 7 year break).

Started practicing late Feb. 09 and didn't want to play a round until comfortable
over the ball and striking. Also, started marking my ball for putting which helped and really focused on choosing a purposeful shot then selecting the club for that shot.

2009, focusing @60% at chipping/putting green, 20% Driving range, 10% game managment (studying course layout/yardage/safe misses) 10% fitness/flexability.
In 2002, it was 90% driving range, 5% putting and 5% buying gadgets.

I accept now, "Golf is not a game of Perfect" and game managment is more important than nailing your drive in the middle of the fairway every time.
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1. Stop hitting my irons fat and get more conistent with them.

2. when within 15-50 yards of the green, get within 30 feet of the hole.

3. when within 15 yards of the green get within 20 feet of the hole.
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Some Background info first:

I live in Edmonton, so our season goes from late April to early October.
This will be my 3rd Year golfing. I've yet to break a hundred but i've falling in love with the game so much that all winter all i could think about was the game.

1) Practice Practice Practice
2) Keep track of my stats
3) play at least 25 rounds and track my handicap ( i shoot in the low 100's so i figure i'm somewhere between 28 - 32)
4) Break 100. Then 95.
5) Show improvement by the end of the season ( lower handicap, better stats)
6) Beat my future father in law ( lots of smack talk this winter)
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My goals (just thought of them now)

1) Win third club championship at long time home course
2 & 3) Win club championship at new courses I joined this year
4) Win over $2000 in book money playing various amateur tournaments and men's club events
5) Shoot 66 (my low is 67)
6) Qualify for US AM! (yikes)
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My goal this year is essentially to really focus on my game and have my best year to date.

More specifically:
1) Shoot par at my local course. I've shot par or better on both 9s just not on the same day.
2) Eliminate blow up holes
3) Soft hands
4) GIRs, GIRs, GIRs!
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My goals for this season are:
  1. Qualify for the club championship (first year i am allowed to I'm only 15)
  2. Complete a 18 hole round at even par or better
  3. Work on my putting
  4. Improve my focus on the course
  5. Improve my decision making. I need to work on knowing when to go for the home run shot or when to play it safe
  6. Participate in some AJGA events throughout the summer
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  1. Work hard on my swing, lots of practice. 3-4 times/week.
  2. Play at least 1 time a week.
  3. Get swing help from a professional (started yesterday).
  4. Post/track a real handicap for the first time.
  5. Get handicap to 6 or below. I think I can, I think I can.
  6. Enjoy golf and have fun.
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I didn't see Jack in his prime but had the pleasure of watching Tiger win the British Open at Hoylake, what a true sporting great. I thought he had a real aura about him striding along those fairways!
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My personal goals for '09:
1) Course Management
2) More short-game practice
3) Win club championship in my first year, win my other club championship for my 3rd straight
4) Bring my handicap as close to 2 as possible to meet eligibility requirements for better tournaments
5) Get a new set of irons
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