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Like our 2008 , 2009 , and 2010 threads, here's the official thread for 2011.

The rules are the same as they've been:
  1. Post your goals personal golf-related goals for 2011.
  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.

If you're looking to recap your 2010 goals, that's over here in this thread .
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The Adam Goodman Project: 1. Medal in 5 or more high school matches 2. Make the All-NCCC team 3. Compete in the Connecticut Jr. PGA 4. Finish in the top 10 in a Connecticut JPGA eve

Since most of us not fortunate to live in a climate where you can golf year round are likely just starting to get the sticks cleaned off with hopes of getting out in the next couple weeks, what are yo

1. learn to get into the proper stance and alignment. i have a Lot of trouble setting up correctly to the ball. i have to go through a lot of shuffling around to feel like i'm properly aimed and the ball is positioned correctly, and sometimes i'll haul off and swing from what i know is an incorrect setup just to be done with it already. i'm getting better about it, but it's still definitely a huge issue for me.

2. i'm finally starting to drain a good number of 10-15 foot putts, and i would like to make that the norm more than the "i just happen to be having a good day" exception.

if i can just accomplish those two things, i see no reason why i can't get down to a 2 handicap or better.
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1. Attend a stack and tilt school/invest at least $200 towards lessons

2. Get under a 12 handicap

3. Shoot under 90 consistently

4. Hit 60% of fairways

5. Play one course enough to establish a USGA Handicap
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1. Play through the whole year without injury.

2. Get my index down to 5.0.

3. Shoot par or better on my home course.
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1. Putt consistently better

2. Become better at/more consistent with using the "big muscles" to swing and covering the ball more

4. Hopefully 1 & 2 will allow me to break 80 for the first time

5. Beat, or at least play well, against my uncles this summer. My uncles and grandfather meet every year for a couple of rounds as sort of tournament. Sadly, my Grandfather has decided to hang up the clubs for good this winter. But they asked me to fill out the group in his place - which is a big honor. My uncles are a little better than me but not too much. I was able to win one of the two rounds we played this summer at a family reunion. Would really like to take home the trophy my first year with the group this summer.
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1.) Get fitted for my new KZG clubs ASAP

2.) Play at least 5-6 tournaments through the year

3.) According to "2.", improve my hcp <20, or even <15 (did shoot 85 and 87 last year)

4.) play a round in or under Par on my homecourse (short 9-hole par33)

5.) improve my long iron and 3/4-wood game to reach greens >180m (200yds) consistently

6.) put better (a lot of put training in the living room during the winter, already progressing great)

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1) Get to 5 index or less

2) Hit more than 50% GIR

3) Driving average over 260 yards

Already done! Calculated average yesterday at 261.2

4) Shoot or break par at home course

5) Birdie holes 1,  8, 11, and 18 at home course. I've Birdied everything else multiple times but never broke par on these holes.

6) Keep or improve skill level over the winter

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1) Work on getting my driver more accurate and increase my fairways percentage
2) Continue my quest for bowed wrist at impact which will increase the quality of my ball striking
3) Increase my practice and get more serious than 2010....I slacked off WAY too much and it showed
4) Get my handicap back below 5....hopefully closer to a 2 (I was a 2.8 before starting my swing corrections)
5) Play and be more competitive in more tournaments than the last few years.
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1) Find the takeaway that will get my swing on the proper swing plane.
2) Hit off of a firm front leg more consistantly.
3) Stop straightening my right wrist in an attempt to lift the ball and allow my club to do it.
4) Back to Back par.
5) Post a score of birdie on one hole.
6) Play bogie golf and post a score of 90.
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Win at least 2 of three CC invitationals I play in next year.

Play and and finish in the top ten state amateur. I don't get to play in it every year.

Get my handicap back a to a 0 Being a +2 currently is a joke, I am not that good. Our clubs rating is excessively high and causes the handicaps to be a bit lower than reality.

Get some distance back with my driver, I have somehow lost 25 yards or more.
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1) Break 90 for the first time
2) Move my GIR up from 20% to 40% plus
3) Move my driving accuracy up to 50% (currently 30%)
4) Get lessons at Golf Evolution this July
5) Get fitted and purchase new irons
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1. Shoot under 90 at Bethpage Black.
2. Play a variety of the courses instead of the usual.
3. Build a solid pre-shot routine for all clubs.
4. Tempo, tempo, and tempo.
5. Build more confidence with the fairway wood off the tee.
6. Go on my 2nd golf vacation.
7. Cut down on club ho'ing.
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