Very good, very specific checklists... and very honest with yourself. Unless the athleticism simply isn't there you should do well. Talk to us at the end of the season when you're sporting that 7 handicap index. 😊 One of my golfing friends went years without breaking 80, then he did it twice in two weeks! With a 76 each time. So don't aim to break 80... aim to BUST 80.
It’s not that he “can’t “ throw. It is more that in these playoffs, they have chosen not to throw much. Jimmy G can throw effectively, but SF strength has been the run game lately with their zone blocking.
KC is the opposite, a great passing team, but their stock run game is average. Mahomes has been their leading rusher this post season. I think it will be a good matchup.
Posted this in the goal thread, but thought I would copy it here, as well, so that I can easily reference it and be held accountable.
Keep a single-digit handicap. I got down to a 9.1 last year (8.9 now with the handicap system change) from an 18.4 at the beginning of the year, but a stretch during the summer where I played or went to the range pretty much daily is bringing that down. I'm probably between a 9-12 or somewhere in there, so I want to improve to the point where I can stay in the single digits.
Break 80 over 18 holes and break par on 9 holes. I've shot an 81 for a full round and even par on 9 holes, but never broken either benchmark.
Win at least one half of our men's league. We break the league into two seasons and then the winners face off, so I want to win one of the seasons to have a chance to play for the overall title.
Fix my attitude on the course. I am a super perfectionist and I get way too upset over bad shots, which often leads to another bad shot. I also know it can be frustrating to play with people who are overly negative, so I want to improve my on-course demeanor.
Get lessons for the first time. I have never taken lessons, so I plan on starting that as the Michigan golf season gets closer. I hope to get one every month or two, depending on finances/time.
Practice better. I have a tendency to just bang balls at the range, so I need to focus my time better and remember to take video. The lessons will hopefully give some guidance on what to practice, as should being more diligent in posting video to my swing thread here.
Eliminate the blow up holes. Hopefully the lessons will help with this, too, as a lot of my big numbers come from driving the ball into terrible positions/OB, but I also have a tendency to play the hero shot or not focus enough when I am taking my medicine, which leads to more issues.
Eliminate the three putts. I am pretty good at reading the break of greens, but I am dreadful at speed control. I leave a huge number of putts short, and often put myself in situations where I leave myself a 5-10 footer after my first putt.
Track my stats. I plan on tracking my FIR, GIR, and stuff like that so that I have a better idea of where I need to improve. I keep track during the round, but never end up doing anything with the data afterward.
Read Lowest Score Wins. I got the book for Christmas, so I need to carve out some time to dig in.