The start of the new year always gives us a chance for a fresh start. We always want to set New Year’s Resolutions to lose weight, save money, or whatever it is that you want to be better at. But we, as golfers, want to set golf goals in 2015. Obviously, we could say “improve our score” but doing these goals below will help that. Below are 5 goals we’ve come up with that you might want to add to your New Year’s Golf Resolutions.
- Play More Golf – This one is pretty obvious and probably the most popular, but try and come up with a number of rounds you want to play this year. Break them down into what weekends or days you might can get a round in. I recently heard that if you write your goals down and then write down where these goals will take place that your success rate of completing those goals are much higher. Life is busy but if you find time for something you love, it can put you in better moods and make you happier in the long run.
- Walk More Rounds - So this one kind of depends on what course you play and if it’s possible to walk the course. But try and resist in getting that cart the next time you’re at the course and decide to walk. Choose days in the spring or fall when the heat is not overbearing. If you have a large bag or physically can’t carry your bag, go out and buy a push-cart. I’m sure there are plenty of used ones laying around or on Craigslist. This is a great goal because not only do you get to play more golf, but you get to knock out your “get in shape” resolution as well.
- Play in a Golf Tournament – If you’re a beginner at golf and have never played in a golf tournament, I recommend signing up for a charity golf tournament. It’s a great way to build fellowship with other golfers, have a fun round of golf, and also give to a good cause at the same time. Scramble (Best Ball) tournaments are usually the format so you can have a lot of fun out there and always feels good when you contribute to the team. So check our site out this year and follow us on Twitter and we’ll keep you updated with local charity golf tournaments.
- Buy New Club(s) – Have you been wanting or needing a new set of irons, or a new driver, or a new wedge? Well make this year the year to improve your equipment. Find out what club(s) you want to purchase and the price and try and set back a little money here and there to save up for it. Having the right equipment is essential in improving your golf game, so you’ll be amazed at what having the right equipment will do to your game. If you have a golf instructor, ask him what kind of equipment you need. If not, we’re not experts by any means, but if you have any questions on what club or clubs to buy just send us a question here or on Twitter or Facebook.
- Watch More Golf - As I’ve gotten older and took a step away from golf for a little while, I’ve learned so much just from watching golf on TV and in person. First, I highly recommend going to a PGA golf tournament in person. I went to the US Open at Pinehurst this year and it’s truly amazing to see how good those guys are. But if you can’t make it to a golf tournament, I highly recommend watching them on TV. I promise that you will learn just from watching. If you have tried and think it’s “boring” or if it’s just something to watch as you take a nap on Sunday, I suggest starting to follow certain players. Pick a player you like and follow them on Twitter or Instagram. I suggest Bubba Watson, he’s always fun to follow.
Those are Tee Box Traditions Golf Resolutions for 2015, but what’s yours?