2013 Golf Resolutions
I’ve never made a New Year’s resolution. But this year, I thought I’d give it a try. My resolution is to make a couple of resolutions. So, assuming I don’t keel over before I hit the ‘post’ button on this blog, I will have succeeded in keeping my first resolution ever.
I should qualify the preceding paragraph: I have never made resolutions, per se, but I have set golfing goals for upcoming years. These goals have been the same for as long as I can remember:
1) Shoot consistently in the 70s.
2) Card a hole-in-one.
And, as long as I can remember, I have failed miserably to meet – or even sniff – either goal.
This year, however, goals will be different, and attainable.
First, I’m going to join an indoor golf league on the new golf simulator at my home course. The simulator has a full launch monitor for instruction mode, and is loaded with dozens of courses modeled on some of the world’s most famous tracks for playing mode. I think the first one I’ll tackle will be The Old Course at St. Andrews.
Second, I’m going to get serious about taking lessons. New technologies, like the aforementioned simulator, make it possible to work on your full swing year-round, no matter what the weather is like where you live.
Even more flexible is the Golf Channel SwingFix platform. There you can choose from dozens of the best instructors on the planet, send him or her a video of your swing, and receive personalized analysis, instruction, and drills within 48 hours. There’s not a better value in golf instruction. Period.
That’s it: play more golf and take some lessons. Whatever you call them, resolutions or goals, they seem not only attainable but enjoyable.
Of course, I’m still gunning for that ace, and every round has the potential to be in the 70s – at least until I snap-hook my opening drive into the woods.
I hope you all meet your golfing goals for 2013, too. See you at the 19th hole.
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