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Woolfman_8
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New Orleans
Member since Oct 2018
1063 posts

What were your 2020 golf goals and how are you progressing?
13 handicap - currently at a 15.2, started the year at a 21

Play a round with no triple bogeys - lowest I’ve had is 1 in a round

Play a round with no 3 putts - ....no

Shoot 2 birdies in 1 round - completed

Break 85 - lowest was an 86


bopper50
LSU Fan
Sugarland Texas
Member since Mar 2009
4023 posts

re: What were your 2020 golf goals and how are you progressing?
Don't really have any goals this year with my game.

I tweaked my back a couple of years ago, so I have to manage it and I don't hit practice balls anymore.

I fluctuate between being a 7hcp in the summer to a 9 or 10 in the winter.

My goal this year was to travel and play throughout the US, but of course we are having a dumpster fire of a year.
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Woolfman_8
Wake Forest Fan
New Orleans
Member since Oct 2018
1063 posts

re: What were your 2020 golf goals and how are you progressing?
I feel ya, I was supposed to go to Hawaii for the first time over 4th of July. Was going to play Kapalua and the Emerald course and on the trip back stop in San Diego and play Torrey Pines North and South. We changed the trip to next Mardi Gras. Hopefully everything is back on track then.


BengalBlood81
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Member since Oct 2014
1034 posts

re: What were your 2020 golf goals and how are you progressing?
I didn’t set out to change my game at the beginning of the year, but I did set this goal around when Covid hit. I was consistently shooting 89-92 and took two lessons, mainly the chipping lesson is what got me shooting 80/81. Night and day. Chipping close means no more 3 putts. I have 10-15 ft birdie putts that don’t typically go in but rarely miss on the Par putt.


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CoachChappy
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Member since May 2013
26057 posts

re: What were your 2020 golf goals and how are you progressing?
1) Win my flight in my clubs big tourney
2) Sell all my equipment
3) Buy a boat


makersmark1
Auburn Fan
earth
Member since Oct 2011
8521 posts

re: What were your 2020 golf goals and how are you progressing?
January 1, I was 14.1 index.
Now at 8.7; try to get to 7.8 index.

I improve various aspects of my game when I practice.
I have not put everything together, but it’s coming along pretty good.


barry
Cincinnati Fan
Location, Location, Location
Member since Aug 2006
47838 posts

re: What were your 2020 golf goals and how are you progressing?
My main goal was to reshape my swing, self taught and was really limiting my potential.

Driver swing is in pretty good shape, went from averaging 240 yard to 270-280

Iron swing is another story, still working, but getting better 4-6 irons still have an outside in swing

Down to a 16, would like to be a 12-14 by next hear
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jgoodw318
LSU Fan
Bossier City
Member since Sep 2013
885 posts

re: What were your 2020 golf goals and how are you progressing?
Drop my handicap to a 5. Currently I’m a 20.0 (just started posting scores but according to charts I’ve seen that’s where I’ve always been) and am working to get better every chance I get.

No 3 putts - accomplished twice but still a lingering problem

Play my rounds with only 2 sleeves of balls - yeah this is going to take a while lol

Break 80 - this is a lofty goal and one that I’m probably far from, considering I shot a 102 yesterday, but it is still one of my goals for the year. Y’all may think I’m stupid for thinking it can happen, but I believe I can do this. I know hard work and smarter decisions on the course paired with better execution will get it done. However I still have the problem of making dumb decisions because I still have the I hit this one perfect shot this one time so why can’t I do it now attitude


ell_13
Member since Apr 2013
66646 posts

re: What were your 2020 golf goals and how are you progressing?
I didn't have an actual goal this year in terms of stats. I know I wanted to improve my chipping which I've done. And when I played in the state am, I set some goals for round 2 which I hit: multiple birdies, break 78.

Next year I need to work on my in-round focus. Sometimes I don't adhere to a routine or over correct after I've hit a bad shot. I think that will lead to my ultimate goal of becoming a scratch. It's really, REALLY hard to break that barrier. I've been hovering around a 1.8-5.5 the last two years.


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jgoodw318
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Bossier City
Member since Sep 2013
885 posts

re: What were your 2020 golf goals and how are you progressing?
Lol don’t know why I’m getting downvotes for my personal goals but whatever.


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bopper50
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Sugarland Texas
Member since Mar 2009
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re: What were your 2020 golf goals and how are you progressing?
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I feel ya, I was supposed to go to Hawaii for the first time over 4th of July. Was going to play Kapalua and the Emerald course and on the trip back stop in San Diego and play Torrey Pines North and South. We changed the trip to next Mardi Gras. Hopefully everything is back on track then.



The Kapalua Plantation course is one of the coolest courses that I have played because it is such a massive course.

The par 3's number 8 and numbers 11 are wonderful holes along with par 4 # 17.

And Number 18 is just plain huge. Depending on the trade winds it can play easy or very hard.

If you get the chance the Makena Course is pretty damn awesome as well.


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barry
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Location, Location, Location
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47838 posts

re: What were your 2020 golf goals and how are you progressing?
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Lol don’t know why I’m getting downvotes for my personal goals but whatever.



Because breaking 80 isn’t a goal but a routine necessity to be a 5 handicap


And because your goals are ridiculous even if you quit your job and had a professional coach


CBandits82
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re: What were your 2020 golf goals and how are you progressing?
I want to get in the 70's consistently, Im on my way.

Ive shot low 80's last three rounds, man Im close.

My equipment is not good and currently upgrading the entire bag club by club and what I have been working on hard is alignment.

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I have hammered this set up hard before every single shot and it has changed how I view golf. Focusing on my actual aim has helped me not think about swing mechanics and actually play golf on the course and not golf swing. Also by hammering alignment and aim I can now try and shape shots since Im actually aimed at my target.

Ive basically played golf for years with bad aim until I hammered the intermediate target hard and practiced it.

aim and alignment is all I really work on at the range as well. Ill put a tee in the ground about 6 feet ahead of my range ball and I will practice aligning up to it everytime before I hit. Much better than just aimlessly hitting balls working on a swing position.


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jgoodw318
LSU Fan
Bossier City
Member since Sep 2013
885 posts

re: What were your 2020 golf goals and how are you progressing?
Why do you care what my goals are? I may not be able to accomplish them by years end but I have seen improvement in my game and I know that I’m close to making much larger improvements.

Self teaching yourself to reshape your swing is stupid. Chances are higher you’re going to frick it up and develop a big hole in your swing. You should probably go see a swing coach. But wait! You’re a 16 handicap you don’t need a coach because you’re such a superior golfer than I am!


dpd901
LSU Fan
South Louisiana
Member since Apr 2011
6480 posts

re: What were your 2020 golf goals and how are you progressing?
Regaining some distance off the tee... I’m a little behind, but have been working out with speed training in mind and I’ve definitely made some progress in the last month

Getting my handicap back down below 10... going the opposite way. Started the year as an 11.6 and am currently on my way to 13. My ball striking with long fairway clubs (3W-4i) has been really poor, as have been my 100 yard down to about 30 yard shots. Not taking advantage of Par-5’s and blowing shorter scoring opportunities


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Mingo Was His NameO
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Brooklyn
Member since Mar 2016
13718 posts

re: What were your 2020 golf goals and how are you progressing?
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Why do you care what my goals are? I may not be able to accomplish them by years end but I have seen improvement in my game and I know that I’m close to making much larger improvements.


My goal is to be president this year. I'm not on the ballot or 35 but it's my goal so frick you!!!!!


jgoodw318
LSU Fan
Bossier City
Member since Sep 2013
885 posts

re: What were your 2020 golf goals and how are you progressing?
Hey everybody look! It’s Mingo!! Noted tigerdroppings badass! Let’s all bow down at his greatness!


makersmark1
Auburn Fan
earth
Member since Oct 2011
8521 posts

re: What were your 2020 golf goals and how are you progressing?
I think we should all set lofty goals. And work toward them.

I sort of like the goal of “play each shot independently.”

If we make that 5 footer for bogey, it saves a shot just like a 12 foot birdie putt.
Getting up and down for double saves a shot.

It is always nice to make a 12 foot birdie or a nice two putt par from 30 feet, but we need to focus on executing even when the reward might be a bogey or even a double.

I sometimes lose the shot by shot focus and instead of “saving” bogey, I don’t plan and execute and can end up with an unnecessary double.

Today, my long game was abysmal. I played 9. I hit 1 fairway and no greens, but my short game salvaged a 42. It could have been 50 the way I was swinging. I did a good job of trying on every shot. Chipped in once. Pitched to a foot once. Not my best round ever, but I was pleased with not giving up.


reauxl tigers
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Tiger Woods Fan
Member since Aug 2014
2797 posts

re: What were your 2020 golf goals and how are you progressing?
To play and walk more in the middle of hot summer days. So far I’ve succeeded 0 times.


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jgoodw318
LSU Fan
Bossier City
Member since Sep 2013
885 posts

re: What were your 2020 golf goals and how are you progressing?
There’s nothing wrong with having lofty goals. I’m mature enough to understand that my large goal is going to take time and lots of work. And I’m 100% ok with that. Golf is hard, but it’s not impossible to become a significantly better player with work. I’ve got a buddy from high school who just picked up golf 2 yrs ago and just broke 70 about 2 weeks ago. He doesn’t have the prettiest, most efficient swing and he doesn’t hit it overly far but he makes smart decisions on the course and is a damn good putter. So my thinking is, if he can do it then surely I can with lots of work and a couple lessons.

Every time I play I try my hardest to play shot to shot. But I often find myself trying to play a shot that I don’t have in my bag consistently. I may have hit that 3 wood from 220 to 15 ft that one time, but that doesn’t mean I can do that consistently at all and I often find myself trying to do that.

A couple of days ago I shot a 91. One of the best scores I’ve ever recorded in my life. The big difference maker for me was my chipping and putting. I didn’t have a single 3 putt on the round. However, I found myself losing one off the tee and then playing par after I dropped (par would’ve been my score on the hole had I not hit my tee shot OB) or I would hit a great tee shot and then lose my second shot somewhere. But there’s been some sort of improvement every round. Just got to bring it all together and play smart.


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