• Announcements

    • iacas

      Visit FlagstickRule.com   03/13/2017

      Visit the site flagstickrule.com to read about and sign a petition for the USGA/R&A regarding the one terrible rule in the proposed "modernized" rules for 2019.
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0
iacas

What Are Your 2014 Golf Goals? Official Thread

122 posts in this topic

Like our 2008 , 2009 , 2010 , 2011 , 2012 , and 2013 threads, here's the official thread for 2014.

The rules are the same as they've been:

  1. Post your goals personal golf-related goals for 2014.
  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 2013 goals, that's over here in this thread .

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

Sign up (or log in) today! It's free (and you won't see this ad anymore)!

Sign up (or log in) today! It's free (and you won't see this ad anymore)!

- Attend one LPGA or PGA tour event in person.

- Lower HI below 13.

- Custom fit golf clubs.

- Enter at least 50% of home club tournaments (drag my wife into some)

- Enjoy golf  (don't lose temper or get into fight :8) )

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

This last month every round has seen vast improvements to my long game.

I hope to continue to improve my long game improvements with keys 1,2 and 3, and properly learn keys 4 and 5. Need drastic improvement on my short game. Will start to devote at least 35% to short game.

Plan to play more courses, hope to be able to play any of the courses in So. Cal. without losing more than 1 sleeve per round (felt good playing San Dimas Canyon and losing only 2 balls OB my first time playing). Get my official handicap by turning in cards for the last month along with new rounds with my hoped to be improved short game. Single digits? Who knows, but I know it will be a fun new year of golf for me. :-)

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

Similar to last year..... 1. Play 100+ rounds. 2. Index below 4.0 and maintain for at least one additional revision. 3. At least one round under par.
0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

1. Play 100 rounds (81 in 2013)

2. Single digit handicap (12.6 lowest in 2013)

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

1) Continue to improve from last year in all aspects

2) Break 80 for the first time

3) Enter my first tournament at my home course

4) Try to attend a TST golf outing if more pop up.

5) Open a 5SK Golf School-Kuwait (Later on this year :dance: ) Emphasis on Bunkers.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

1 Play at least 52 rounds

2 Get handicap to 12

3 Shoot a 6 over off the stick, I shot a 9 over recently

4 Hit every green in regulation in one round

5 Hit every fairway off the tee in one round

6 This is the hardest one, don't get upset with myself for playing poorly, always remember bad golf days beats good days at work

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I want to hit more greens in regulation.  Which will mean more birdie opportunities and hopefully lower scores.  I think this can be acheived from my recent learning more about lag in my iron shots.  That was the weak part of my game.  Can't wait 'till spring !!!

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

- Drop my golf obsession from >100 rounds to 75-ish.   Spend far more time on the water fishing - need to restore some sense of balance in my life.

- Don't choke yet again & finally break 80 .... just get it done & close the deal once and for all

- Dramatically increase the amount of practice time to one evening per week after work - focus on full wedges and long clubs off deck.    Dedicated practice rather than just playing so much is the key to improving at this point and must become a priority - like it or not.

- Putting - simply has to improve.      Must MUST MUST M-U-S-T make more 4 footers than I miss !!!

- Finally make an eagle putt - missed so many its unbelievable.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Since I missed my goals for 2013, my goals for 2014 are pretty much the same as last year...    Get consistently into the 80's and hopefully break 80 this year.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

1. Get my Handicap to 10 or lower.

2. Make a practice range schedule and stick to it, don't use the weather as an excuse not to practice.

3. Take notes on the course on things to work on in practice.

4. Walk 80% of my rounds or more.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Shoot in the 70s and win a tournament. Most of all, be consistent and tough mentally. I really want to focus on getting my mental game in check because I find myself getting down too often if I have a bad hole or round. I want to be consistent and a mentally tough golfer going into the 2014 season.
0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Go through the mixed pennant season undefeated

To keep my handicap better than 6 (Currently 5.2)

To shoot 2 sub par rounds (I had 4 even par rounds this year, all with double bogeys in them)

Hit a bag of balls at the range, once a week.

To maintain my positive attitude, even when things are going bad, which is what I have been doing and just enjoy being on the course.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

1) Shoot under par. 2) Improve lag putting. It was horrible last year... So many GIR 3-putts.
0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

1) End the year (2014) with a single digit handicap

2) Add 10-15 yards to my average driving distance

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

After the long winter break, I will give myself 2 weeks to knock the rust off.  After that, my goal is to shoot 90 percent of my rounds in the 70s.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

1. Consistency off the tee.  More fairways hit.  I am working with Evolvr this winter to correct some swing flaws that give me lower ball flight and improve my consistency

2. GIR - 22% currently.  I would like to increase that to 33% or more.

3. Increase my shoulder flexibility.  I still have restrictions from surgery 2 years ago.

4. Play more.  I would like to play over 50 rounds in 2014.  I am thinking about joining a second league.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

I started 2013 with a +20 handicap and my posted goal was to get it to 15, which I managed to achieve by June.  It is currently 10.2, and honestly I don't see myself cutting it in half again given personal circumstances.  I am aiming more for the 7 range for 2014 since I believe that knocking between three and four points off a 10 is probably going to take at least as much effort as cutting a 20 in half.  I'll be turning 60 this coming year so setting golf goals too lofty probably isn't smart, but for me a mid-high single digit handicap will put me in a position of playing solid enough golf to be happy with myself.

I know there's been a long debate recently on the merits of improving the long game vs. the short, but for me the clear road to lower scores is going to be better performance within the last 100 yards or so.  I'll be spending a lot more time on and around the practice green and standing in the practice bunkers.  I certainly won't ignore my long game completely, but I have no delusions of adding significantly to my distance, so accuracy is the key there.

Happy New Year everybody!  Best wishes for the new year and achievement of your personal goals.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0



  • Want to join this community?

    We'd love to have you!

    Sign Up
  • 2017 TST Partners

    PING Golf
    Leupold Golf
    Snell Golf
    Talamore Golf Resort
    Lowest Score Wins
  • Posts

    • I still remember my first couple of rounds playing strokeplay from the backtees on my home course. Because I went down to under hcp 15 I had to play in cat1 group, before that I only played Stableford from the medal tees. First couple of times 100+ scores as a hcp 14. I even got so fed up with this strokeplay, I picked up a couple of times. It took me two handfull of rounds to get used to it. later I played as a single digit player twice a strokeplay tournament on a nice but to me unknown course and scored both times 103. This year I will play it for the third time, to break that record. Strokeplay, no esc will get into his head. I would bet on it.
    • Obviously keeping your left leg flexed longer is the key.  For me, the problem has been straightening the right leg, but in theory any straightening that lifts you away from the ball is not good. What I have started doing is not flexing my knees that much when setting up.  They are not locked, but they are pretty straight.  I've never done this before but it has helped to keep me balanced and not do the lift-down-lift move.  My head doesn't move as much and I can lift my left heel on the backswing without lifting my upper body.  I also feel that I'm not fighting as much to get to the left side.  I'm getting more consistent contact and it seems to be easier on my body. I have no idea if it will help you at all and I'm just throwing it out in case you can't use a drill to fix your issue. John  
    • Hi guys been having trouble with my account or I wouldn't be so spotty... Anyways I been looking to upgrade my entire bag and am slowly but surely. I just ordered my new irons 716 AP1 and can't be more excited. I was just wondering what you guys thought on how hard it's going to be to adjust to them coming from TM Burner plus irons. I'm sure they will be a half to a full club longer due the stronger lofts, but how much more forgiving could they be. I really hope the long irons will be a tad bit easier to hit than mine currently are. Thanks for any and all feedback and remember the goal is to keep it in the short grass lol 
    • I love grilling steaks. I've cooked them caveman style right on the charcoal, a grate over my chimney starter, reverse sear, 700* grill, you name it I've done it. I haven't tried the sous vide method yet, but it's similar to a reverse sear in the oven then 30 seconds on a hot grill grate. My favorite cut is a big 3lb cowboy ribeye. I'll eat a filet at a steakhouse, but the ribeye is king when I'm grilling at home. 
    • 5/24:  Another rainy day (and my yard is soaked), so kept it light, and indoors.  Looks good to play tomorrow, finally, though.
      5 mins. wall drill indoors, no club; focus on keeping backside into wall through impact
      A couple of mins. in front of mirror; focused on checkups for setup position, then at each position through impact
  • TST Blog Entries

  • Blog Entries

  • Today's Birthdays

    1. Golfgirl10543
      Golfgirl10543
      (43 years old)
    2. jkettman
      jkettman
      (28 years old)
    3. old man1953
      old man1953
      (64 years old)
  • Get Great Gear with Amazon