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1) Win enough in small tournaments to cover green fees for at least 50% of my rounds.

2) Put together four straight rounds under 75 on difficult tracks.

3) Put myself in position to qualify for the Virginia Amateur or Eastern Amateur next year.
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I have hit many GIRs lately but missed alot of birdie putts. I also want to drop my handicap down to atleast a 10 or maybe even single digits. I have to work hard and I think I am able to do it.
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-Quit 3-putting. I don't play on courses that have ridiculously fast/sloping greens.
-Avoid the big number. Take hazards out of play. And go for a par, not a birdie. If I short-side myself it takes bogey into play.
-Keep the ball in the short grass. I'll settle with a ball in the fairway rather than in the thick rough yet 30 yards up more.
-Commit. Make solid contact every shot.

All of this combined should probably contribute to my last goal:
-Lower handicap to single digits. Even if it's a 9.9.
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1. Get the ball to the hole! I leave far too many putts with the correct read 6" to 1' short
2. improve driving accuracy
3. improve short game 30 yds in(already doing well with this one)
getting very accurate with flop shots.
4. play enough golf to make my membership a bargain. Usually I only play about once a week...

by the way...hello to all. I really like this nsg board!
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After a 5 year hiatus (health and family issues) I'd like to get back to being a 6 - 7 handicap. To do that I'd like to play more, but get a chance to practice at least 3-5 times between rounds in order to be comfortable again with every club in the bag. I plan to walk as often as possible (on and off the course) and be comfortable playing 36 holes on foot in one day - if the opportunity presents itself while on vacation.
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My one set goal was to break 90 for the first time ever. I did that yesterday, shooting an 87. This is the first year I'm actually trying to improve my game. Past summers I would golf but never take the time to analyze my swing or figure out what I need to improve.

So besides breaking 90... I guess now I'll try to break 80, haha, but really I'll just try mostly to improve my short game - that's my problem right now I believe.
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1. Break 80
2. A three putt free round (already had one but I want another so I know its not a fluke)
3. A 100% on up and downs for a round (this may be asking too much)
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My index is 14.9 but is on the way down in a week or two at the next revision, so i'm going to say I want to be at 12.0 or lower by the fall. I'd also like to have a round with no 3 putts and a round with 2 (or more) birdies.
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Progress report on my goals...

My 2009 golf goals:

My 2009 golf goals: [*] Join a league. I've never played league golf. I am joining in April. [*] Get handicap to less than 4.0. I got as low as 3.2 for a stretch in 2008, but it went back up steadily. I want to reach 4.0 by May 1 and keep it all year. [*] Shoot a 69 or better. I shot 71 twice while playing my best this year. If I can hole two more putts... [*] Make a hole in one. [*] Focus and commit to every shot. Focus on the best spot to play the next shot from. [*] Hit more fairways and greens. Hit smarter drives to set up the approach. Get GIR shot on and pin high. [*] Make more putts Slow down on the green. Focus on the read, and the speed. Focus on the speed at which I the ball will roll into the hole. Commit to the line. Commit to the stroke.[*] Make fewer bogeys. [*] Take time to warm up before rounds. [*] Play 100 times. [*] Play (and Break 80) at: South Wind CC , Prairie Dunes CC, Colbert Hills .
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I haven't played much since 2005... maybe 5 or 6 rounds a season. This year, I'm hoping to double that... and so far I've got a good start on that.

But my goals for the season are:

1. Have at least ONE round where no score is higher than a 7. WAY too many 8's and 9's on my cards... and even the odd 10.

2. Have at least ONE round where I break 30 total putts. So far, my CAREER best has been 31 putts... I'd like to get a 29 in there.

3. My handicap has been 26+ for the last 4 years. I'd like to get to a 22 by the end of the season... but I've only got maybe 6 rounds left in me (money wise) before the end of the season, so I don't know if that's even realistic... but I'd like to achieve it.

4. For YEARS I've wanted to play in a few of the county/club tournaments so this season, I have a goal of playing in the County Tournaments and the Club Championships.

If I achieve 2 of the 4 listed above, I'll call it a successful season.

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Fairly new here, just joining this thread. I had a few goals in the last few months that have come and gone. So far this year my handicap has gone from almost 30 to 21, and it should keep going down because I've made massive improvements. I can feel huge breakthroughs coming. Going forward, here's the goal by end of 2009:

1. Break 85 on a decent course (my best score ever is a 90 on Bethpage Red)
2. Make multiple birdies in a round (never done that)
3. Play a round with no double bogeys

Beyond '09 I want to break 75 in 2010 and be a scratch by end of 2011. I'm finally in a place in my life where I can hopefully dedicate the time and energy to actually pull off that level of improvement.
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