Happy New Year everyone, 2017 feels like it should be in the distant future of a 90’s sci-fi film but here we are. Everyone is thinking of self improvement at this time of year and setting goals. All the usual crap about being more healthy and fitter…..just after you finish that box of chocolates though or January is a tough month at work so will go to the gym in February.
The big goal for me this year having a handicap of 20.8 is to get that cut. Scratch is miles off lets face it, no matter how many lessons I have this year. That is my long term focus to keep working towards however in order to remain motivated I am splitting that down into logical progressions and more attainable targets:
- Goal 1 – Break a handicap of 18 to never have 2 shots on any hole playing anyone.
- Goal 2 – Become a Catergory 2 golfer by having a handicap of 12
- Goal 3 – Become a single figure handicap golfer
- Goal 4 – Become a Catergory 1 golfer by having a handicap of 5
- Goal 5 – Scratch golfer.
I found this interesting graphic on Golf Digest that plots out the index of golfers handicaps to what percentage of players play with each handicap.
So my personal first goal is to break 18. I am quietly confident that the work I have put in over the winter with my coach DT will get that achieved when the season starts properly and I start playing full rounds again in competitions. We shall see.
Whatever your own goals are this year I wish you well with them and a happy, healthy 2017 to you and your loved ones. Get in touch and let me know how your doing.