I am only six weeks away to opening day. This means that I have to start getting ready to swing my golf clubs. First I need to dig them out of storage and dust them off. I am sure my clubs are ready to see the light of day. But before I get ahead of myself, I need to develop a plan that will ensure that I am ready for opening day. I have developed plans in the past with great success, but I am not sure I want to commit the time I need to lower my handicap to a point to make this upcoming season a success. As always, I am still working out the details, but not to worry you will be reading about my plans in the upcoming weeks. For now, I have to set the stage to open the flood gates to my game in order have a fantastic 2023 season!
As I venture down my 2023 path I am going to take a different approach this year. I generally use the Idea, Planning, Execution, and Maintenance process to develop my golf plan, but this year I am going to mix things up. I am in a different stage of my golf journey and my ultimate goals have changed. I have decided to focus on competition a bit more this year and gear my golf plan to develop the skills I need to compete in stressful situations. Yup, I am going to focus on more mental aspects to my game instead of the physical.
I am not sure how this is going to work or how I am going to accomplish my fledgling plan, but it is time to try something different. I already have a few tournaments on the horizon and I have been asked to play in a few more, so sharpening my competitive edge seems to be the path I need to travel. I am setting a goal to win at least two tournaments this year or at least be in the prizes. 😉 Now, I need to set my mind in that headspace of competition. It really is different than just playing friendly matches all the time.
Another goal I have for this year to head back Sequin Valley and play a round at this great course. I had intended to play there over the past 5 years, but life seems to have always gotten in the way. Not this year! I want to play this great course (hopefully it will be sunny this time) and see how it has improved over the years.
Lastly, I want to play in at least 3 hickory stick events. I am planning one up in this area and I want to lay two down south. The details on this part of the plan are still in the works, however, I bought the clubs last fall and I am dedicated to using them.
My 2023 golf season is on the horizon. I am confident that I will be playing better competitive golf at the end of the season because I am focused on improving my mental game. As I stated earlier, I am not sure how I am going to accomplish this, but I am ready for the challenge.
If you have any suggestions, I am all ears.
I am a grateful golfer! See you on the links!