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What are your goals for the 2018 season?

Sat Jan 13, 2018 6:15 pm

Posted by Halebopp


This is just one of my annual winter ramblings but what are your goals for the 2018 season and what are you planning to do to achieve them?

Last season was a success for me, breaking 80 and making an eagle had been on my list for several years, I had made a couple of eagles along the way but last year I finally broke 80 and got the eagle too.

I began to wonder what my goal would be for this season and something like start playing rounds in the 70s regularly seemed a bit vague but breaking 75 might not be realistic. It hit me today that my aim should be at making the cut at the club championships. That certainly requires me to start playing better golf day in and day out so that I have a legit chance at making the cut even on a bad day.

There are three things I'm looking forward to changing. I had a group lesson with a different pro last autumn and he gave me some very good, fresh, advice about the swing and turning your body back and through, so that's one thing I'm working on now. He also talked about mobility and pointed out my shoulders have none. Thus I'm stretching with a purpose now to get club into the right spot in the backswing (further away from my back and get the right elbow pointing straight down).

The third thing is my putting. the counter-balanced project putter is waiting for a new grip and a shaft extensions to arrive but I've also changed the way I grip the putter. I used to grip it with my fingers, like irons but now I've moved to gripping it more in my palms and that has changed everything else. I have to say I've got to know the breaks in the hallway floor of my apartment quite well over the past weeks. :)

As for working as a rules official, I think my goal would be to work either in Jacques Leglise Trophy or the St. Andrews Trophy as they're both played in Finland this year. I don't think it was a pure coincidence I broke 80 for the first time just a couple of days after watching some of the top juniors in the country play for two days.

What are your goals and plans?
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Re: What are your goals for the 2018 season?

Sat Jan 13, 2018 8:10 pm

Posted by NotOhBoy


It’s the Bee Gees again for me. Stayin’ alive.
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Re: What are your goals for the 2018 season?

Sat Jan 13, 2018 9:25 pm

Posted by Halebopp


NotOhBoy wrote:

It’s the Bee Gees again for me. Stayin’ alive.


That is quite the prerequisite for playing golf and many other things. I hope you achieve your goal! :)
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Driver: MP-650, 9.5, Orochi Red S
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3 Iron: MP-H5, KBS Tour S
4-PW: MP-4, KBS Tour S
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Re: What are your goals for the 2018 season?

Mon Jan 15, 2018 12:14 pm

Posted by Brattz


1. Get multiple entries on the club Honours Board 
2. Improve my short game even more
3. Get down to at least 4.4
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Re: What are your goals for the 2018 season?

Tue Jan 16, 2018 1:10 pm

Posted by zombie


Play more golf with different folks on different courses
Continue to improve my driving
Improve my stroke play scores
Get leaner and fitter
Deliver an ace Northern Forum event with Celtic_Bil! 

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No competitive tournaments
No new gear 

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Re: What are your goals for the 2018 season?

Wed Jan 17, 2018 6:50 pm

Posted by DCB


Well, I plan to try and play more golf this year, even if it is just 9 holes in an evening. Competition golf isn't really on the calendar  though, tested myself at the end of last season and it's just too much for me.  I've become involved with the running of our Junior section at the club again, a supporting role, but looking forward to trying to encourage the youngsters play the game once again.

Having broken 100 at Craigielaw last year and then broken 90 at the end of the summer on a family golf day, I'd like to set my target of breaking 85 for this year. It'll be hard work, but, if I can keep the putter hot and sharpen the short game up a little, then it should be possible.

Add the Forum weekend to that and the year is looking good already.

Mrs DCB takes the mick about my new slow swing and shortened long game. The big plus is that since I started playing again I've only lost 5 balls ....... I just don't hit them far enough to lose them nowadays ;)
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