Let’s begin by assessing your goals.
What do you want to accomplish this season? Are these goals realistic? In my early days, I would create these unrealistic expectations and come up short. I became frustrated and wondered what the heck I was doing wrong with my thought process.
I sat down and had a heart-to-heart talk with my pro. I asked him, “What do I need to do to reach my goal of scratch?” He asked me when I would like to achieve this goal. I said, “This year.” At the time, I was an 18 handicap. The pro assured me that yes, one day that goal would be achieved, but not this season. He explained further that to drop to scratch from an 18 in one summer is not probable. We re-evaluated my goals. He helped me establish my new goal of dropping to a 12 handicap that summer. He also provided a checklist of tasks that I needed to accomplish to ensure I stayed on track. Let’s go ahead and establish your goals for this season!
“Practice isn’t the thing you do once you’re good. It’s the thing you do that makes you good.”
– Malcolm Gladwell, Author of The Tipping Point and Blink Mr. WordPress