And there you have it folks. The year 2016 has just about come to a close and the new year is upon us. Last week we talked about setting New Year's Resolutions and now I want to get into some ideas for you golfers out there.
What should you aim to improve upon and do in 2017? Well here are a few ideas to get you started.
1. Play a bucket list course
You've been talking about it your whole life but haven't sucked it up and just made it happen. 2017 is the year it does. Make the roadtrip or flight to one of your dream courses and make a lifelong memory in the new year.
If you need some ideas, check out our ideas for where to take your next golf vacation.
2. Focus on your short game
Life's too short to hit great tee shots but score poorly. Take the time this year to really focus on your putting and short game. Spend less time ripping drivers and the driving range and more time chipping and putting before a round.
Your scorecards at the end of the year will be the ultimate reward for the work you put in on the practice green.
3. Shoot your lowest score (or your age)
Set a goal for a score you won't to shoot before the end of the season and make that your main priority for the golf season. Whether thats breaking 90, 80 or even 70, if you're shooting for that number on every round, you'll make incredible strides
Try to eliminate disaster shots, improve on your short game and trust your swing. It will do wonders.
4. Commit to a swing
A few swing changes at the start of the season are to be expected. But don't spend too much time tinkering. Commit to a swing you feel comfortable with and make it work for the new year.
You'll inevitably progress as the season goes on and end 2017 on a high note!
5. Play more golf
Even if it's not full 18-hole rounds, try to fit in more golf than you did last season. Stop in for 9 after work or hit the practice facility if you're on a time-crunch.
You deserve to play the game you love as much as possible. If you're not sure about joining a private club, you can always try out Plymouth Country Club with a Spring Membership for just $500.
Check out the Fact Sheet if that sounds like a good deal to you!