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Ashley

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  1. Thanks for the thoughtful and detailed responses! - Ashley, blogger @ www.strivingforescratchgolf.com
  2. Are you setting specific goals? I went from a 12 to a 1 in about 5 years. A big part of that progress was setting goals at the beginning of each season. I would set 5 goals at the beginning of each season. Set goals that you have control over. For example, these are just a couple goals that helped me: 1) Play in 5 competitive tournaments 2) Practice putting for 1 hour/week and track progress during rounds I like to spend the winter brainstorming and thinking about my goals and then I write them down and keep them handy so I can refer to them and check in with myself during the season. Also, I've talked with others about "breakthrough rounds" and these can really accelerate your progress. Unfortunately, you don't know when it will happen, but it will build your confidence when it does. For example, the first time I broke 80 I shot a 75. Going so much lower than I was accustomed to helped me realize that it wasn't a big deal, and then I started shooting in the 70s more often. You really have to let your great rounds build your confidence...too many golfers make the mistake of dismissing these rounds as flukes.
  3. I currently have a set of Ping i15 irons that are 3-4 years old. I like these irons and I'm not one to upgrade often (I played with my previous set of irons for over 10 years). However, I can't help but wonder if I could benefit from better and newer technology. How often should one upgrade their irons? Has the technology advanced enough in the last few years to justify spending $1200 or more on a new set or is that what the golf industry just wants me to think?
  4. Many of you mentioned health care concerns, which is very important. You should also consider the recent rule changes to social security....I'm a financial adviser and I have several clients who may have to alter their retirement plans because file and suspend strategies are going away. An article from Money magazine provides a nice overview of these changes: http://time.com/money/4105571/new-social-security-claiming-rules/
  5. Hi all, 

    Totally new here. I'm down in the Palm Springs area and looking to play golf later this week. Any recommendations?

    1. iacas

      iacas

      The best place to ask these kinds of questions is in the forum itself. People don't often look at status updates on profiles, particularly of a user that has no posts on the site.

      Welcome to TST!

    2. Ashley
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