WRITE DOWN YOUR GOLF GOALS FOR 2010

Your First Step to Achieving Your Golf Goals for 2010 is to Set Achievable Goals!

Goals are a crucial part of improving your game.  Obviously, without a clear idea of what you actually want to achieve,  it is very unlikely that you will ever achieve it. The more detailed your target is, the more real it becomes and the more your brain will focus its efforts to achieve it. In order for your goals to be effective, they must fulfill the following criteria:

SPECIFIC

The more specific a goal the better. In this case it is simple. For example: “My goal is to get down to a 9.5 handicap within 6 months of committing to my game-improvement plan.” Or “My goal is to break 100 within 3 months.”

MEASURE

All goals must be measurable. Your scores in both social and competitive rounds of golf will enable you to chart your level of performance and progress on a regular basis.

ACHIEVABLE

This may be the most difficult part of the goal-setting process. A goal that is too easy to achieve is worthless. Likewise, setting a goal of trying to get down to a single-digit handicap in two months if you are currently a 30-handicapper is unrealistic. Set a target that will stretch your capabilities but which is still achievable.

REALISTIC

For any goal to be achievable it must also be realistic. For a beginner to become a single-digit handicap in just two months is asking a lot, but a mid to high-handicap golfer should be capable of lowering his or her score by 5 to 6 shots within this same time period.

TIME

For a goal to be effective, it must have a time limit. Once again, this is simple to monitor. I recommend you choose 3 month increments to try to achieve your specific goals.

WRITE DOWN YOUR GOALS

Studies show that people that write down their goals have a better chance of achieving their goals, than those who don’t.  Take some time and write down a few goals for your to start achieving in 2010.  Review them often.  Once you have a goal in mind, you can then start to plan how you will go about achieving that goal.

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WRITE DOWN YOUR GOLF GOALS FOR 2010