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Golf New Years Resolution 2018


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#1 sneaky_pete

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Posted 14 December 2017 - 06:24 AM

getting in early lol.

My golfing New Years resolution is to get through the whole year without buying a single golf club or shaft.  I had the same resolution this year and failed miserably - 2 sets of iron shafts, 2 driver shafts, a new driver, 2 new sets of iron heads, a putter and three wedges.  Bombed out in a comprehensive fashion!!

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Posted 14 December 2017 - 08:32 AM

Imagine the damage had you not made that resolution

For me , a set of PXG's , on January 1, would probably limit 2018's spending, possibly even for golf, food, or gasoline
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Posted 14 December 2017 - 12:15 PM

For me, not to buy a new club. Objectively speaking, I have everything I'll ever need from a golf club perspective. I have a set of blades, game improvement irons, everything in between, multiple wedges, drivers, woods, hybrids, putters, and enough shafts to raise a house. If I can get through 2018 without buying a new club, I'll be happy.

Second would be to play more rounds where I don't get all worked up over the score. Just try and have more fun on the course and not let the bad shots get to me.
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Posted 14 December 2017 - 01:16 PM

My resolution is simple: get better. I'm not very good now but I have flashes of brilliance.

More balls in play, more one-chips, fewer 3-putts (or worse!). That's it.

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Posted 14 December 2017 - 01:29 PM

One goal and one goal only: Fix my chipping

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Posted 14 December 2017 - 01:34 PM

Hope to break par more than twice this upcoming year, play more often, get some new comfortable apparel...
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Posted 14 December 2017 - 01:35 PM

Putt everything out. Tougher than it sounds, I tried a couple of years ago and quickly failed.
Play Hard!

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Posted 14 December 2017 - 02:03 PM

I'm in Florida so I'd actually just like to "play" on New Years Day.
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Posted 14 December 2017 - 02:29 PM

Take a gimme when someone gives me one.
Put work aside and play an extra 18 per week.  
Carry an extra towel (yes, I have converted).
Try to smile more when I play. It's a game and it should be fun.
Get to a 5 HC.

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Posted 14 December 2017 - 02:40 PM

Work on bunker play, took 3 shots to get out of a deep one yesterday lol. Also to get my driver back in action. I lost all faith in it halfway through the summer and haven’t hit it since. Really feel like I’ll improve if I get the big stick back in order.

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Posted 14 December 2017 - 03:13 PM

Putting. Putting. Putting. Two Sundays ago I hit 14 greens and had 11 three putts.
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Posted 14 December 2017 - 03:26 PM

Play more in 2018.........which shouldn't be hard since I only played once in 2017.
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Posted 14 December 2017 - 03:29 PM

My 2018 New Year's Golf resolution will just be to play and practice more than 2017.

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Posted 14 December 2017 - 03:43 PM

this prompted me to go look and wow it is bad.  My resolution is just to play.  I don't need any clubs or anything else. I posted 18 scores to Golfshot in 2015.  I've posted a total of 6 since then.  :(

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Posted 14 December 2017 - 03:55 PM

I just started playing again (2 summers ago) after 18 years off competing in another sport.  First year I didn't track a handicap and just played.  In 2017 I started tracking my handicap and after 51 rounds this year I'm sitting at 14.4.

So my 2018 resolution is to get my official handicap under 10.  And if I can fix my short game alignment I believe its doable!

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2016 Cobra Fly Z 3 wood, graphite shaft
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Posted 14 December 2017 - 03:55 PM

Break 90 for the first time.
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Posted 14 December 2017 - 03:57 PM

View Postsneaky_pete, on 14 December 2017 - 06:24 AM, said:

getting in early lol.

My golfing New Years resolution is to get through the whole year without buying a single golf club or shaft.  I had the same resolution this year and failed miserably - 2 sets of iron shafts, 2 driver shafts, a new driver, 2 new sets of iron heads, a putter and three wedges.  Bombed out in a comprehensive fashion!!

What is your new years resolution?

I haven't purchased any new clubs all year. A first for me. I also have no intention of purchasing any new clubs for next season. After buying and selling incessantly for so long, I finally realized that new equipment doesn't really enhance my game. Had my best season by far as well.
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Posted 14 December 2017 - 04:40 PM

Actually play more than 12 rounds of golf, life really got in the way this year.
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Posted 14 December 2017 - 05:36 PM

Made it to single digit this year. Would like to drop it by 1.5 in 2018. That's aggressive given that I probably wont get to play a whole lot.

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Posted 14 December 2017 - 05:38 PM

View Postbuckmark, on 14 December 2017 - 03:13 PM, said:

Putting. Putting. Putting. Two Sundays ago I hit 14 greens and had 11 three putts.
I'm with ya there, also to use less vulgar verbology when I miss three footers.

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Posted 14 December 2017 - 06:02 PM

I'm hoping to get to a 5 handicap this yeat

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Posted 14 December 2017 - 06:04 PM

I’m retiring in January so mine will have to be to play more. Gonna work a couple of mornings a week at a local course and will have golf privileges at 2 courses.

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Posted 14 December 2017 - 08:07 PM

View Postbuckmark, on 14 December 2017 - 03:13 PM, said:

Putting. Putting. Putting. Two Sundays ago I hit 14 greens and had 11 three putts.

If I work real hard, I'll be able to three putt on every green I hit
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Posted 14 December 2017 - 08:09 PM

STOP ho-ing clubs........for a month.

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Posted 14 December 2017 - 09:07 PM

get better.

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Posted 14 December 2017 - 10:59 PM

Try not to be so hard on myself when Im not playing as well as I think I should.

Easier said than done.
Experience - What's leaned just after you needed it most

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Posted 15 December 2017 - 07:22 AM

I'm hoping to have ten consecutive rounds without a three putt.

Also ten consecutive weeks without a purchase would be a win...

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Posted 15 December 2017 - 08:13 AM

Hope to get more time to golf. Now I only get to play about once a month. Hopefully limit my spending to two new wedges (grooves are almost shot) and only 1 or 2 putters. I am a putter whore. Hope to be able to get up to Chicago and get a fitting with Bettinardi. Love the one I am rolling now, but would love to get a custom fitted one!

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Posted 15 December 2017 - 08:22 AM

For me, play more golf and enjoy it. As many have said, 2017 was a particularly heavy year and I didn’t play much.

Also, to be realistic with myself....buy only one club/shaft for the year. Not two and not ten. But one. Saying I won’t ‘need’ one club and satisfy that need is a false goal!

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Posted 15 December 2017 - 08:23 AM

Get my up and down percentage to at least 50% per round.

I'd like to lower my cap and doing the above will help that tremendously.

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