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I have played baseball for 20 years, and this is the first year I am taking golf seriously. Right now I shoot in the mid-high nineties. My goals for 09 are as follows:

After shooting 90 on the nose last week, I played yesterday and hit the magical 89! Rancocas Country Club in Willingboro, NJ. Middle tees, 6144 yards, rating of 70, slope is 124. No mulligans, played everything where it lied and putted out. I still hit 38 putts, so I need to bring that down. Driver was fantastic all day.
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Move to country club, playing w/experienced low handicappers, tougher course.
1) Brake 80 at home. Did it last year on public courses. Good progress
2) Learn finer points from experienced members. Good progress
3) Take 2nd lesson. Efficiently incorporate changes. TBD
4) Filter out distractions when whacking it. Some progress
5) Keep enjoyment #1 reason for golf. Good progress
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1. Brake par for the 1st time ever!
2. Try and hit more fairways and greens!
3. Get my handicap down to 3 by the end of the year!
4. Win this years Norfolk Amateur championship at my home club!
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Some Background info first:

Update. So far so good: 1) I bought a range pass but i haven't been able to go much because i'm studying for a professional accounting exam. 2)Check 3)6 Rounds so far, will play a lot more once exam is done 4)I broke 100! shot a 97 my last round. 5) check so far 6) we haven't gotten the chance to play yet.
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1. Handicap Below 20

Well I've decided to edit my goals and add a few...

1. Handicap Below 20 (Currently Reached) 2. Break 90 Consistently (2/8 So Far) 3. Practice At Least Twice A Week (Currently Doing) 4. Get Fitted And Buy New Clubs (In Progress) 5. 36 Or Less Putts Per Round (7/8 So Far) New Goals To Add: 6. More Than 9 G.I.R Per Round 7. Better Than 50% Fairways
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1. Get fitted for the right set of irons.
2. Hit 8 or 9 out of 14 fairways consistently.
3. Improve driving distance by 30-40 yards.
4. Get rid of natural fade.
5. Average less than 30 putts per round.
6. Break 90 soon, and consistently score under 95.
7. BE CONSISTENT
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Mid-year update:

- Break 100 consistently Check
- Break 90 at least once Getting close (92)
- Bring handicap below 23 Check (20.5)
- Reduce blow-up holes to one per round or less (blow-up = par+4) Check (last round no triple+ !)

I'd like to change/add:

- Fairways hit > 45%
- GIR > 30%
- Handicap below 21 by end of the year
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1. Handicap Below 20 (Currently Reached)
2. Break 90 Consistently (2/10 So Far)
3. Practice At Least Twice A Week (Currently Doing)
4. Get Fitted And Buy New Clubs (In Progress)
5. 36 Or Less Putts Per Round (8/10 So Far)
6. More Than 9 G.I.R Per Round (0/2 So Far)
7. Better Than 50% Fairways (0/2 So Far)
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1. Qualify for and play well in the U.S. Amateur.
2. Play well in City Championship.
3. Get my wife better at hitting the big dog.
4. Enjoy the ups and down of the game and know I have the ability to be the best.
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Join country club (currently visiting and touring)
Practice at least twice a week hitting
Practice 3x/week on short game
HC below a 10 (probably going to be hard)
Improve my mental aspect and avoid the blow up holes
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My original plan for the past winter was to get my swing more inside-out as I have been hitting minor slice as long as I can remember. Unfortunately I experienced a major problem in my leg and had to undergo an operation which has prevented my winter practice altogether. Gradually I am getting back in shape but have to be patient yet with all kionds of movements and exercises.

Due to this misfortune my goal this year is to score at least one good round, i.e. to or below my handicap. There is challenge enough.
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I've not played in a few years, but I've picked up some updated equipment and am really excited about getting back into the game. All of that said, my goals for this season are:

1. Break 90
2. Become more confident/consistent with long irons
3. Go a round without a single three-putt
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I've not played in 6 yrs... and then I was a high 90's, low 100's player. My goals are to spend some time with a pro and learn to properly swing a club, purchase new equipment based on some research and the pro's recommendation, and play a few rounds with my friends.
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