2020 New Years Golf Resolutions



  • Sean2Sean2 Members  32464WRX Points: 2,445Posts: 32,464 Titanium Tees
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    To be a bit less harsh on myself.


    Treat yourself as if you were someone you are responsible for helping. Jordan Peterson

    Too much sanity may be madness and the maddest thing of all is to see life as it is, and not as it should be. Cervantes

    In golf, the human mind has much higher capabilities to screw things up than the physics has to make things better. Unknown


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  • geesecougar2geesecougar2 Members  2053WRX Points: 140Posts: 2,053 Platinum Tees
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    Get a putter lesson and fitting. If I could get rid of three putts I’d be shooting in the 70’s all the time. Just did the static fitting and apparently I’m using a putter that’s way too long with my wrist-to-floor.

    Become confident in the open face chip from a tight lie.

    Get a driver I can actually keep on the planet

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  • Hawkeye77Hawkeye77 IowaClubWRX  20834WRX Points: 4,783Posts: 20,834 ClubWRX
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    Continue focused practice.

    Walk a lot more than last year.

    Play less dumb.

  • mdthorntonmdthornton Members  42WRX Points: 58Handicap: 6Posts: 42 Bunkers
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    One of the thoughts that’s stuck with me for the last few years is at what point is your best golf behind you? At 55 and coming off a couple of bad years (for various reasons) when my index has doubled from 3 to 6, I thought that the answer to my question was “yes”.

    However, this thread makes for an interesting read. Like for most seasonal golfers, the winter recess provides an opportunity to reset goals. So, thanks for the ideas and inspiration.... I’ll resolve to change that “yes” to a “no”.

  • RoodyRoody A little gust, Romes Rochester, NYMembers  1208WRX Points: 285Handicap: 7.1Posts: 1,208 Platinum Tees
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    • Get down to a 5 index. Currently a 7.2.
    • Increase my GIR %. This past year it was a dismal 34%.
    • Play Pinehurst, Pebble, and Spyglass this coming year.
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    Titleist 716 T-MB 2-iron
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  • goaliescottgoaliescott Members  388WRX Points: 93Posts: 388 Greens
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    1 - play more. Single digit rounds played in 2019, mostly 9 holes. (nothing wrong with 9 when the alternative is zippo)

    2 - either a new driver or set of irons. Original R7 and 845s Silver Scot aren't exactly recent releases.

    3 - encourage son to get out more often.

    4 - break 80!

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  • scomac2002scomac2002 Inside the Starters' Hut Members  6132WRX Points: 4,045Posts: 6,132 Titanium Tees
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    • Play more
    • Continue to work towards improving my health and fitness
    • Commit to the current bag
    • Practice my short game and putting with intent and focus
    • Make sure I have fun!
    Your problem is LOFT -- Lack of friggin' talent!

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  • JayGordJayGord Emmaus, PAMembers  95WRX Points: 36Handicap: 3.5Posts: 95 Fairways
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    Stop hitting duck hooks and learn to hit a fade.

    I can shape my driver at will but my irons are either a draw, draw'er or draw'est

    Been playing for 3 years so maybe this year get some lessons and a club fitting

  • SoloShot84SoloShot84 Members  473WRX Points: 203Posts: 473 Greens
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    • Lower Hcp from 13.9 to 10 or lower
    • Win prize money more than $200
    • Make hole-in-one
    • Post round in 70s / Break 80s
    • No Absolute No club changes
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  • ZA206ZA206 Members  747WRX Points: 139Handicap: 4.0Posts: 747 Golden Tee
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    Take a golf trip with my buddies.... it's been years since I've done that.

    Shoot at least one sub 70 round.

    Make my irons a strength again instead of a weakness.

    Lose 25 lbs and keep it off.


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  • NJpatbeeNJpatbee Ocean County, NJMembers  1592WRX Points: 183Handicap: 15.9Posts: 1,592 Platinum Tees
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    At age 68 spend more practice time on the course during slow periods. I have lost distance off the tee and I need to improve my approach game and avoid double bogeys. I am deadly on the range but my home course is not flat.

  • ttttttt1432ttttttt1432 Members  18WRX Points: 15Posts: 18 Bunkers
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    Shoot even par. Managed a couple of 9's at even par in 2019, but I've yet to string together a full even par round.

  • SandBaggerVanceSandBaggerVance Members  6WRX Points: 10Posts: 6 Bunkers
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    Going to stop trying to self diagnose my swing from YouTube. I am finally committing to finding a good professional and taking lessons. Want to be able to break 90 consistently.

  • doctormizunodoctormizuno Members  95WRX Points: 24Handicap: 6.4Posts: 95 Fairways
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    Same putter, all year. As I type that, I already want to revise it and try to keep at 3 or less.

    What can I say, I like putters.

    I tried to work on my iron game last year, so some rounds I didn’t play anything longer than a 6 iron.

    Even from the tee on a par 5, surprisingly, I didn’t score that bad. I’m going to do more of that this

    year if I’m not in a game with my buddies.

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  • mustang6298mustang6298 Members  41WRX Points: 14Posts: 41 Bunkers
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    Make my practice more efficient. Don't mindlessly go through the motions. Be attentive for every shot and never take the process for granted.

  • 7ironDave7ironDave Members  33WRX Points: 24Posts: 33 Bunkers
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    Play smarter.

    Swallow the medicine and take a bogey rather than “going for it” and putting myself in a position for a snowman when I get in trouble.

  • CanaryKidCanaryKid Members  49WRX Points: 28Handicap: 24.6Posts: 49 Bunkers
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    My goals for 2020:

    1. Break 90 (my best is 93)
    2. Get a hole in one
    3. Get an eagle
    4. Pay a UK course that has hosted the Open
    5. Reverse the decline in my handicap
    6. Play my 70th different course (currently on 61)
    Slinfold Golf and Country Club (UK)
  • Yank8823Yank8823 Yank Members  81WRX Points: 67Handicap: 11Posts: 81 Fairways
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    Goals for the Year:

    1.) HDCP < 10

    2.) Better 2nd shots this year

    3.) One 3 putt per round or less

    4.) Win Calcutta flight this year

    Good luck everyone!

  • HappyGilmoresBootsHappyGilmoresBoots Green Balls MichiganMembers  191WRX Points: 76Handicap: 18?Posts: 191 Fairways
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    Ah crap, I forgot my most important resolution:

    Play enough rounds to calculate a proper handicap. Come November 2020, I want to be able to say "Hey, I'm a ___ Handicap," which will set me up for success in 2021 because I'll have a metric by which to improve. My wife has given me permission to golf in parallel to her running marathons, so I've tentatively got 2 rounds set with those; I've got a third outing with her uncle sometime in June; which leaves me with but 2 more that I'll need to pursue on my own.

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  • OldCussOldCuss South CarolinaMembers  49WRX Points: 91Handicap: Which One?Posts: 49 Bunkers
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    1. Improve post-round routine.

    2. Build plus fours wardrobe.

    3. Be minus ten pounds.

    Old Cuss


    Norm OldCuss Bryan

  • DivinDaveDivinDave Longview TexasMembers  605WRX Points: 120Handicap: 13.8Posts: 605 Golden Tee
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    1. Pay more attention and focus more on putts. For me, putting well takes considerable amount of concentration. This past year, I played alot of rounds and didn't concentrate while putting. I knew what was happening but didn't really care, and my scores showed it.
    2. Go on a golf / gambling vacation to Las Vegas

    Experience - What's leaned just after you needed it most
  • cloroxbleach4cloroxbleach4 Members  84WRX Points: 53Posts: 84 Fairways
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    1. Play more golf. 2. Don't be so harsh on myself when golfing.
  • Silentbob6Silentbob6 Members  41WRX Points: 40Handicap: 16Posts: 41 Bunkers
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    Lessons and get fitted

  • mukstermukster A lot can happen in a year. North of the 49thMembers  3699WRX Points: 453Posts: 3,699 Titanium Tees
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    Practice irons. A lot more.

    Don't try hit every shot as hard as I possibly can, slow it down a bit.

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    , KBS Tour V shafts
    Srixon A wedge 51° bent to 50°
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  • PworldPworld Members  354WRX Points: 71Handicap: 10.5Posts: 354 Greens
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    -drop handicap to single digits. so at least 1 stroke or more.

    -gain 10 yards on all clubs (im a short hitter, probably flip, starting to work it out) while keeping easy tempo and accuracy.

    -break 80 5 times.

    -Stop looking for new clubs and just play.

    -Play better courses and leave the poor quality muni's alone.

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    Titleist 917F 16.5degree
    Titleist 913F 21degree
    Titleist 816H1 24degree 5H
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    Nike Air Hybrid II Bag

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  • DavePelz4DavePelz4 A golf course in the Chicago area.ClubWRX  25363WRX Points: 2,502Handicap: 2 ManyPosts: 25,363 ClubWRX
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    If you take care of 2, you'll most likely cover #3 too.

  • pdl16pdl16 Unregistered  79WRX Points: 30Posts: 79 Fairways
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    More time on the course.

    Less time on the range.

    Buying and sticking to a set of clubs rather than changing my gear every year.

    Using the game as a stress management tool, at more affordable courses, rather than letting its ongoing increased costs cause financial stress.


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