Regardless of your abilities, I think every golfer has a target score they want to achieve. They might not want to opening express their goal, but even in the back of their mind it is there. This year, I am taking a stand to break 70. This will be two under par at Osprey Links, but I think I have the game to do it. I think it is important to set goals it is time to get back into the swing of doing just that!
The past two years was atypical for my golf game. As you know I was fighting a nasty disease and have come out at the other end, again. So, I left my routine of making specific golf goals and was satisfied just to be playing. It worked out well and I am grateful to my medical team for making that a reality. But now, it is time to get back into the routine of goal setting.
Apparently, I am not the only one with milestones to pass:
My first goal is to break 70 in 2020. Yup, I have laid down the gauntlet to myself and will develop a plan to make this happen. I have already started with the indoor driving range and it is time to expand on the first stage.
My next step, while waiting for the golf courses to open, is to create an outdoor chipping area. I have the space and I plan to make that a reality very soon, so stay tuned. Also, I think I have an area to make a private outdoor range to hit up too 7 irons. Still working on that idea.
Next, there is a full driving range and practice green at a local golf course, Mattawa Golf and Ski Resort, only a few minutes drive from my house. I plan to play there a bit and use those facilities. There I can work on my short and long game. It is going to be great fun.
As you can see, my plan to break 70 entails practice and honing my skills. It is something that I enjoy doing anyway and I have the time. By setting goals, it helps drive my efforts to achieving something. It helps me focus on areas I need to improve. Goals help me mentally prepare to perform as needed. Finally, there is a sense of accomplishment when I am successful.
I am returning to a process that is proven successful and I look forward to updating you on my process and successes. Do you have any golf goals for 2020?
I am a grateful golfer! See you on the links!