I’m not sure if this is going to be a series of posts, but I’ve been thinking alot about golf, life, goal setting and the process of achieving those goals… at the end of the day, I think committing to what you are doing is the best way to get what you want done.
My first post on committing to your swing made me think about what else you need to commit to in golf… We won’t get into non golf goals (though, commit to those too!)… but I look at a lot of golfers and they talk about getting better, but don’t actually COMMIT to a goal.
For me, committing to my goal means:
Selecting something measurable. I want to get down to a scratch handicap (currently a six). This is a long term goal, and not something that will happen overnight… but I know what I want to do, and I can very easily log into the GHIN app and see where I stand.
Figure out how to get there… For me, I know I need to improve my short game. Being injured, this has been an easier task as it’s all I can do… I’ve been focusing on improving my putting and chipping… Next season, I’ll do more tracking and figure out what other action items should be on my list.
Measure, improve, analyze… I want to make sure I keep track of what I’m going, make sure I’m actually improving on the metrics I practice, and then analyze what I need to focus on (and make sure what I am doing is working and tweak as needed).
I’ve always said I want to get better at golf, but this season, I want to have a real goal, a process to follow and actually track my results (And hold myself accountable)