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Like our 2008 and 2009 threads, here's the official thread for 2010.

The rules are the same as they've been:
  1. Post your goals personal golf-related goals for 2010.
  2. Please try to post just once, though if you reach all of your goals, you should quote your post and revise them later in the year.
  3. Do not reply to the posts of other people. This thread, like "What'd You Shoot Today," is not intended to be a discussion, but merely a list of people's goals.

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  • Practice more than I play. I finally have a driving range that's both nearby and in good shape! And no, I don't plan to play less this year - just to practice that much more.
  • Reduce and then maintain handicap index below 1.0. Will enter the year at less than 2.0.
  • Mentally commit to every shot. Goes without saying. Always a goal.
  • Re-Affirm My Swing Fundamentals Weekly. Last year my goal was to work with an instructor. Now I'll be doing that and should keep things fairly consistently in line.
  • Round in the 60s. Number yet to be determined.

Erik J. Barzeski —  I knock a ball. It goes in a gopher hole. 🏌🏼‍♂️
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Big goal year for me!

Qualify to play on the Asian Tour - This one is coming up. Fly out January 1st!
Monday Qualify for the San Diego Open
Monday Qualify for the Northern Trust Open
Qualify for the US Open
Keep my Asian Tour card

Callaway RazrFit Extreme 9.5 w/Project X 6.5
Callaway XHot Pro 15* 3Wood w/Project X 6.5
Callaway XTour 18* 2h w/S300
Callaway XHot Pro 4/5 irons w/S300
Callaway XForged III 5-PW irons w/S300
Callaway Forged 52*/58* Wedges
Odyssey 7 Versa 90
Callaway Hex Black Tour

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1. Learn and hone in S&T; swing
2. Practice short game more often
3. Get and maintain real handicap
4. Not jump from swing to swing when things aren't going well (had 4-5 different swings this year)

BO THE GOLFER

In my Top Flite stand bag:

Driver-Ping G400+ 10.5 degrees regular flex Hybrids-Ping I25 17 & 20 degrees stiff flex Irons-Ping I3 O-size 4 through lob wedge regular flex Putter-Nike Oz 6

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  • To find a good instructor and take a few lessons (never taken lessons before).
  • Straighten out my driver and gain 10 yards
  • Better ball striking with my mid/long irons (4,5)
  • Drop my putting average from 2 to 1.8
  • More precision on par 4 approach shots (150-75 yrd range)
  • Be more agressive with my flop shots to land closer to the pin

What I Play:

Driver: R9 460
4 Wood: G15

Hy: Callaway FT 3Hy

Irons: AP1 4-PW

Wedges: Vokey 52* & 60*, Mizuno MP-T 10 58*

Putter: Newport Studio Select 2.7

Ball: Nike One Vapor

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Play double bogey golf. Not impressive, but it's significantly better than what I can do now. i just started a few months ago, but I believe this can happen with 1) some more consistency in my ball striking, 2) some short game lessons, and 3) practice reading my putts.

Get my first ever birdie. I've had a few pars--2 of them in 11 holes the last time I played--but have never had a birdie.

My beloved Pinke Gin:

G15 woods (1, 3, 5, R flex, Nike VR grips)
VR split cavity (3-PW, DG S300)
VR wedges (54-12, 60-6, DG S400) White Hot Tour #1 putter e6 golf balls

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1. Obtain an "official" handicap
2. Work on my driver consistancy.
3. Work on my putting.
4. Find a golf buddy similar in age and experience.
5. Enjoy myself.

Eclipse Stand Bag
Big Bertha 2007 460 11°
Big Bertha 2007 3w 16°
Big Bertha 2007 7w 22°
C9 475 2h 18° Insight XTD 5i-SW White Hot XG #7--------------------------------http://www.linkedin.com/in/normh3

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1) Get Handicap down to 15.0
2) Play all public courses within 30 minutes from my house.
3) Hit 50% of fairways
4) Hit 25% of GIR
5) Add 10 yards to every club

Career Bests:

9 Holes--37 @ The Fairways at Arrowhead-Front(+2)

18 Holes--80 @ Carroll Meadows Golf Course(+9)

 

Home Course:

1) The Fairways at Arrowhead

2) Mayfair Country Club

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I have a LOT of goals for 2010, itching to hit the teens.
  1. Play a full 18 at least once a month, even during ski season.
  2. Get handicap down to 15 or below (currently 21.7).
  3. 1.8 putts (currently 2.0).
  4. Break 90 consistently.
  5. Break 85 at least once on a course with slope >130.
  6. If I mess up two consecutive drives badly, switch to easier club for next two driving holes.
  7. Walk more than I ride, excluding mountain and neighborhood courses.
  8. At least 4 hours worth of lessons, focus on short game.
  9. Reduce pre-shot routine on the tee.
  10. Do not buy any equipment without being fitted.

Planning to post all of my 2010 rounds to MY SCORECARDS below.

Grom stand bag
SQ 5900 - 9.5*
Burner 15* and 18*
MT 20* Hybrid
CG Gold 4-PW CG14 52.10 SM 56.14 IC 20-10a 34" Putter SDF balls (was on sale)

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1) Stay Focused...all shots
2) Practice short game 75% of practice time
3) Hit the Driving Range twice a week
4) Shoot low 80's consistantly.

Driver: 9.5 Titleist 910, Fairway Woods: G2 3 wood and 5 woods
Irons: Titleist CB712
Wedges: 52 - Vokey, 56 - Vokey Raw,
Putter: Odyssey White Hot #1
Ball: NXT Tour

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1. Consistent iron play
2. Get to the driving range at least twice a week
3. Break 80 (85 is my best score)
4. Stick to my set of clubs and stop being a club ho LOL
5. Consistently shoot in the 80's. Right now I average anywhere from 87 to 95.

The weakest part of my game is my iron play but I plan on getting lessons to fix that. I truly believe if I fix that I'll be in the low to mid 80's.
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In order of priority.

1. Lower and maintain handicap Shooting for 2.0 or better
2. Devote more time to putting. I think this is the main thing that will help me to achieve my number 1 goal.
3. Play courses I've never played before Current handicap based on 7 or 8 courses I play regularly. Want to see what I can do playing a new, challenging course for the first time.
4. Play a round at Valhalla Been there many times.... as a spectator.
5. Round in the 60's I've hit 70 a few times on great putting days... if number 2 works out, I'm hoping to get under that.

Driver: taylormade.gif Tour Burner 9.5*
4 Wood: taylormade.gif200 Steel 16*
Irons: taylormade.gif Burner '09
Wedges: taylormade.gif RAC TP Satin 54*, 58*
Putter: odyssey.gif White Hot Tour #9  Ball: bridgestone.gif B330

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  • Work on finding a good balance of distance and accuracy with my driver: Driver is either going straight and not very far or very far and usually left. I'm hoping to fix that so I can hit it fairly far and straighter.
  • Consistency with irons: My irons have never been that consistent and I hope to find a consistent swing which I can use to find the exact (or close) yardages of each of my clubs, and get more G.I.R's
  • Reducing miss-hits: My miss-hits are usually very off my target (either the center of the green or the flag), usually ending up 20-30 yards left or right. Only thing keeping me afloat is my chipping
  • Get handicap down: Been working on lowering my handicap (who hasn't?) down to around a 1, maybe even scratch. I've lowered it 30 strokes since last summer, and I'm hoping to lose those strokes pretty fast.
  • Shoot at or under par: Most of my handicap is based on 9 hole scores. I have yet to really shoot even par for 18 holes . I also would like to have a round in the 60's soon. I've had 3 rounds shooting a 34, and 3 rounds shooting a 35. I've done those as practice rounds for the golf team or in an actualy tournament for the golf team, and I've never been able to play the back nine after it.
  • Reduce putts per round: Right now I'm around about 28-30 putts per round of 18 holes, and I would like to lower that a little bit. I've been working on my putting stroke and I'm hoping it'll show soon.
  • Fitness: I've put on a few pounds over the holidays and I'm biking, and working out and eating a little better. I'm trying to work on endurance and stamina for when we walk all our holes when the high school golf season rolls around again.

Driver: Callaway Big Bertha Diablo 9º
2 Hybrid: Callaway Big Bertha Heavenwood
Irons: Nike Slingshot OSS 6-3 iron
          Taylormade Tour Preferred PW-7 iron
Wedges: Cleveland CG14 50º, 54º
              Taylormade RAC 58º
Putter: Ping Darby 32" shaft


 

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1. Drop handicap into the single digits
2. Hit more fairways off the tee
3. Learn precise yardages for my irons to set up better birdie opportunities
4. Get better with the flat stick (2,3,4 should help me achieve #1)
5. Groove a more consistent swing

Jim

In my Ogio Blade Stand Bag:
 

TaylorMade Burner 10.5*

Adams Insight BUL 15*
Taylormade RBZ 3H

TaylorMade RBZ 4-AW

Vokey SM4 54-11

Cleveland CG14 58 2 dot wedge

Ping Karsten Series Craz-E putter

Top Flite Gamer

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work on short game more, especially putting

HiBore XLS Tour 9.5*
Adams Fast10 15* 3W
A2OS 3H-7iron 60* LW
8iron Precept Tour Premium cb
9iron and 45* PW 50* GW 56* SW m565 and 455 VfoilPutter Anser Belly Putter Ball in order of preference TPblack e5 V2  AD333

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- be as confident with 4, 5, and 6 iron as I am with my short irons
- break 90 for first time (best so far is 91)
- shoot below 95 a majority of the time
- every swing to be balanced, controlled, and smooth (tough I know, but a goal nonetheless)
- become lights-out with my putter

Driver: Cleveland Launcher, 9.5°
Hybrid: Pinemeadow Bloc 24°
Irons: Mizuno MX-200, 4-GW
SW: Cleveland CG14, 56°, 2 dot
LW: Pinemeadow Wedge, 60°Putter: Odyssey White Hot Sabertooth, 35"Ball: Callaway HX Hot Bite

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1. Handicap to 5.4 or better (Current 8.4)
2. Up/Down percentage to 40% (Current 32%)
3. Putts per round under 33 ('09 has been 34)
4. Improve my win record in the league team (only won 1 match in '09)
5. Win 2 tournaments (won 0 in '09, 1 in '08)
6. Keep better track of scores/performance
7. Get my kids interested in golf (ages 7, 5 and 3)

Driver - RAM FX V
3 Wood - Callaway Steelhead Hybrid - Mizuno MP Fli-Hi 21 degree
Irons - Titleist DCI 4-PW
Wedges - Cleveland CG10, 52, 56, 60 degree
Putter - Rife Antigua

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