It seems it never fails. Every year I make a few golf-related New Years resolutions. But when the time comes around to collect on them…I’ve done nothing about it. I let myself down every year. But, at the risk of doing the same thing once again, I’m still going to make some resolutions anyway. Yes, I know…they’re pointless. But I feel like I’d be doing myself a disservice if I didn’t make them. So with that in mind, here goes…
The one I make most often is simply to play more. Somehow, this is just always out of my control. I try to make the time to play more often, but something is always getting in the way. Be it work, family commitments, kids sports…whatever. It’s like there’s always something going on. But, I’ll still try to make the effort. After all, if I can’t find a few hours out of every week or two, then obviously I need some help with my time-management skills.
Secondly, I resolve to purchase a new driver. I once spent a good amount of money on a nice Callaway driver. For a couple of seasons I was in love with it and hit it a ton. But then, one year out of the blue, I lost the feel for it. I could rarely hit it straight and every time I touched it, everything just felt wrong. So after dealing with that for a season or two….it went to eBay. I haven’t used a driver since. Depending upon the hole, I’ll tee of with a 3 or 5-wood. I realize this is a problem, so I’m going to do something about it…maybe.
Thirdly, and this is a new one.., I’m going to try to introduce someone to the game. I’ve been working on a couple of people – one to give it a try, the other a former golfer to take it up again. But I’m not trying to bring people to the game by teaching them the rules or telling them they need to practice, practice, practice. I’m trying to explain that it’s a fun game and they should look at it from that standpoint. Not like it’s something they have to constantly work at. To me, that’s the wrong approach.
So only three. All seem relatively attainable, right? Of course there’s no guarantee I will follow through on them. But this time of year is about making the resolutions. The rest of the year is for follow-through. So check with me again next December to see how things went.
Swing ’til you’re happy!