A New Year, A New Year to Shine

The calendar has now turned to 2013. It is a great opportunity to hit the “reset” button on your golf game and make a resolution to do what it takes to improve your skills.

Do you keep any statistics on your golf game? This is a new chance to start keeping records so that you can track your progress throughout the year.

If keeping stats isn’t your style, what about making an effort to focus on certain parts of your game? Do you want to improve your bunker play? Spend more time this year in the practice bunker and less time on the range hitting balls. If you only have an hour to practice, take 20 minutes of that time and spend it hitting bunker shots? Make a conscience effort to turn your weaknesses into strengths.

The only way to improve your skills is to be honest about what parts of your game needs improvements and what parts can wait. If you are three-putting more than you like, start with that – spend more time on the putting green.

Don’t be embarrassed to practice the parts of your game that need the most help. This time next year you’ll be happy you allocated your practice time appropriately and kept your resolution to improve.