It is that time again! It is time to set my golf goals for the upcoming season. This does not mean I have a plan yet, but it is time to set some achievable goals that I can build my plan around. Last year, I set four goals and met them with moderate success. These goals were realistic and achievable, yet one thing or another prevented me from reaching my full potential.
My partial success was due to the goals themselves. They were very…..mmmmm…..vague. Here is what I said last year:
- get fit – focus on exercises designed to improve my golf game;
- research – the drills and techniques required to improve my game;
- practice – dedicate time to practice to improve my game; and
- compete – either formally or informally compete every time I hit the links.
Realistically, I achieved all these goals with ease. Unfortunately, I did not tie a result to my goals. Thus, technically all were met, but the bar was so low, it was impossible not to succeed.
This year, I am trying something different. My goals will be tangible, realistic, achievable and results oriented. Here is what I am going to accomplish this year:
- Win 1 golf tournament;
- Make the Ontario Military Regional Golf Team;
- Place in the top 10 at the Military National Golf Tournament;
- Help someone become a better golfer;
- Play 60+ rounds of golf; and
- Become a scratch golfer!
My 2015 golf goals are quite lofty. I will have to dedicate the proper time and effort to accomplish all of them. Personally, I love a challenge and these goals will spark the motivation I need to become a better golfer.
Finally, I will use positive intent while golfing this year. I will focus on the positive aspects of my golf game. I will objectively analyze the areas of my game that need improvement! I will gratefully accept any golf advice as it is intended.
Setting goals is a helpful way to improve your golf game. My 2015 goals are in place and my desire is strong…I am ready to succeed!
I am a grateful golfer! See you on the links!