If you ever watched the TV series ‘West Wing’, you will easily recognize the title of this article. This statement is made every time President Bartlett is ready to move onto a new topic. He is either tired of the old one or has spent enough time thinking or worrying about it. Well, I feel that way about many topics in golf; I like to change because I am tired of the conversation, have no solution, or another topic is more important to at that time. So, Whats Next?
Where does my game go from here? One of my goals is to be a scratch golfer. I have worked at this feat for years, but have seemed to plateaued. The closest I came was a couple of years with a 2.3 handicap index and that is where things stalled. Last year, was not as productive and the lowest my index went was 3.2. I know that most of you are saying those are great indexes, but they do not meet my expectations.
As I age, I find it more challenging to shoot lower scores. I am not sure the reason for this dilemma, but that is what seems to happen. I am physical as strong as always, I think I am smarter about course management, and I have great equipment. So, I am not sure what my challenge is and if I am really serious about reaching my goal, I need to shake things up a bit.
As suggest in many comments, it is time to take some lessons next spring. So, I am committing to taking 3 lessons early in the year. I have never followed this path, but Rick and Brian suggest that it will help. I think so too, it is time to change-up my routine and see if I can take a few steps closer to achieving my goal of being a scratch golfer.
So, ‘Whats Next” for you?
I am a grateful golfer! See you on the links!
Written by Jim Burton from The Grateful Golfer blog.