Unlike many other sports and activities, success in golf is relative to the golfer. For some, a good day on the course is simply not losing any golf balls. For others, it may be a round with no 3 putts. Some people are sticklers for the rules, some haven’t cared about rules for decades. You get where we’re going with this…
Your golf game is all about you. That means that how you enjoy it depends on the following:
– What parts of golf you enjoy most
– The goals you set for yourself
– How well you enable yourself to enjoy it the best you can
So, before heading out to the course for the first few times this year, be sure to do some thinking about the upcoming season. Ask yourself how last year’s season went (did you play enough, when did you enjoy playing most, what shots worked best/worst, who do you like playing with, etc.) and make an honest assessment of your golf game.
From there, consider some goals for this season. These can range from increasing your practice time to adding in a weekly 9-holes with a good friend, being less concerned with score to improving your short game skills and so on. How you choose to enjoy golfing, and there’s no wrong way to do so, will shape your goals. Consider writing these down and putting them in your golf bag.
Create a plan of action for these goals before the season starts. That way, you will have the tools you need to do what you would like in 2017 and won’t ever feel late to the party. For some, that may mean becoming a member of a course or group of courses or purchasing an Unlimited Range Pass. For others, it can simply mean contacting a few friends and planning some rounds of golf well in advance.
A simple assessment and some action will place you ahead of the curve in shaking your winter rust off.