With Jack Frost visiting us a few times in the last couple of weeks I began to look at a post I published last year where I published my golfing goals for 2008. I have never really set any goals for golf season before let alone publish them. So it was interesting to see the goals I achieved and what I did not achieve.
My first goal was to play more often in 2008 than 2007. This was the goal I full achieved. In 2007 I played a total of 6 rounds. This year I played 14 full rounds and two 9 hole rounds with my wife who began playing this year (more accurately this fall). Scores were satisfactory. My wife and I took a vacation to Las Vegas during Easter and My first game was at Las Vegas National. I was very rusty off the tee and that hurt my score and was in the mid 80’s but followed that score up with a 74 the next day at Siena Golf Club. Most of my scores this year were in the mid-70’s.
My second goal was to play one shot at a time. This was probably the hardest goal I set for 2008. I could honestly say that I achieved this goal about two thirds of the time. When I did play one shot at a time I played very well. However it was the other third that caused my scores to be higher. It is amazing how thinking one or two holes ahead can affect your game and most important your score. Lose focus and your game suffers.
My last goal was to practice my short game more to improve my scrambling skills. Honestly I failed miserably and did not achieve this goal at all. Worst of all going over my stats this year my scrambling stats improved over the last season. I say worst of all because I do not want to reinforce a bad habit or procrastination.
Looking forward to next season I have not set any concrete goals yet. I hopefully have one more round to play, if weather permitting, this Sunday. Once the golf clubs have been hung up for the season then I will write down my goals.
Did you make any goals for this last year and to achieve or surpass any of them?