Quick post about goals out on the golf course and get a discussion going. Even when playing a recreational round, it’s a good thing mentally to have a purpose/objective/goal (or whatever you want to call it). So when you go out for your next round, what’s your goal going to be?
My recommendation is don’t let that be score based. While it would be great to break 100/90/80/70, this sort of “result” focused intention really won’t help you accomplish it. There are so many things completely out of your control that strongly influence that result, so if you are defining “success” solely on that number, then more often than not you’ll wind up failing (or at least putting more stress on yourself than necessary). This same philosophy can apply to any “metric” goals as well (number of putts, GIRs, etc.) so what can we do instead? We can still have measurable goals, but they should focus on the action and activity. Want to hit more greens? Make a goal around choosing the right club. For putting, make it around getting the speed right instead of the number of putts.
I could go on, but how about your suggested course goals?