001_Reflecting on Last Year
It’s that time of year here in Niagara where the golf season is starting to get into full swing. Now is a great opportunity to sit down, grab a piece of paper, and reflect on what happened last season.
What worked last season and what didn’t?
- How were you getting off the tee?
- Were you able to consistently make good shots into the green?
- How about those tight chips around the green?
- How were your sand shots?
- How was the putting? Did you make more three putts than you wanted?
At the end of the day, it’s important to make sure that you’re enjoying yourself, and if playing better makes you happier, then make sure you take the time to address areas that need improvement.
Take the time to visualize going through a par 3, 4, and 5 and reflect on your weaknesses.
Make a list. This is the perfect time to set goals and note areas of improvements.
Goals can be general, such as getting off the tee better, or they could be more specific, such as no three putts in a round. Maybe you want to learn a specific shot. Goals can also be performance-based like score, championships, and feats on the course, or they can be regarding the game of golf in general, such as getting out more or practicing more.
It is important to set some realistic and obtainable goals, and maybe even a few lofty ones. Use little goals to serve as checkpoints along the way to larger ones. It’s important to review these goals often to ensure you’re on track, and to see which areas need improvement.
Take the time to write down three goals
Two (2) that you would like to achieve this year
One (1) that you can complete in the next month
If you complete these goals earlier than expected, then don’t be afraid to add a few more.