My handicap factor is 10.6 I came off a year with some minor health issues and for most of the season I struggled feeling comfortable – with my game and my new golf schedule.
I am inspired by Golf Is Mental who set what I saw to be some very realistic goals and it gave me pause for reflection on my own goals for 2018.
1. Focus on process – I worked hard on putting in 2017 and I was pleased with the results. So much so that one of my playing partners said to me, “you’re one of the best putters I have ever met”. I joked he doesn’t get out much, but a focus on rolling the ball well and not worrying about it going in helped it go in more. I am falling in love with my wedges and putter and want to adopt a fearless and enjoyment-based approach off the tee. Realigning my thinking to process versus product will help me have more fun and when rooted in strong fundamentals, hopefully help the bottom line too.
This time of year I am usually chomping at the bit and looking at golf with sky high (and unrealistic expectations) for myself. This year, it’s going to be simplified. Smile more. Try hard. Prepare with purpose. It’s only a game and goodness knows it’s been a long enough winter so let’s get at it! I’d love to hear your goals for 2018. Keep it in the short grass!