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Here is a link to Theo's thread about setting your goals for 2015...

 

http://forum.mygolfspy.com/topic/13216-season-goals-for-2015/

 

So how did you do?  Copy and paste your goals and let us know how it went.  If you didn't participate in the original thread just post what you wanted to accomplish and if it worked out.

 

 

Similar to my goals from last year...

 

1. Stay married (my wife calls golf season divorce season)

2. Play more than I did last year (sometimes makes #1 harder  :) )

3. Get to a 3 handicap

4. Shoot more rounds in the 70's.

 

 

1.  Yes I stayed married

2.  It was pretty close, but due to a longer season this year I did play a little more than last year.  My answer is always the same though.  I played less than I wanted to play, but more than my wife wanted me to play

3.  Not even close.  I started the season as a 4.6, then ballooned up to a 7 and finished at a 5.1.  I was playing much better towards the end of the year though

4.  Overall yes I did shoot more in the 70's, but not by much.  I shot them when it counted though so I guess that's something.

 

I didn't do great in our club championship, but I won my flight in a 4 day tournament on a course I've never played before (Arrowhead Invitational in Duluth, MN) and I ended up winning our men's league year long singles match play competition.

 

Overall I'd have to call this season a success.  I golfed a lot (especially for becoming a stay-at-home dad starting end of July), played my best when there was pressure on the round, and had a TON of fun.

 

So how did you do in 2015?

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3w: :taylormade-small:'16 M2 hl w/ Diamana D+ 82

5w: :cleveland-small: Launcher HB w/ HZRDUS Yellow

Hybrid: :cleveland-small: 22 deg. Launcher HB w/ HZRDUS Black

Irons: :ping-small: 5i-UW G700 w/ X100 soft stepped once

Wedges: :cleveland-small: 54 & 58 CBX w/ Nippon Modus 3 125

Putter: :odyssey-small: Red 7s

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Well.......... I've been through more than I would wish on anyone over the last 2 years. It's been difficult to say the least.

 

Through it all, golf.... and family and friends, have seen me through the worst of it. Having said that:

 

Golf, and everything the game entails has been good to me. I decided at the beginning of the year that golf would be something more than a game or a score. That doesn't mean I don't want to play as well as I can, I do! It means that golf can be/is something to bring you closer to the people in your life. Golf can give many lessons... on any given round, if you pay attention, beyond the game itself. 

 

I consider myself fortunate to have golf in my life, and the people that come with it.

 

Now..... beer, whisk(e)y, good friends and good times are a bonus!  ;)

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My goal was to break 100 and play well in tournaments.

 

I finally broke 100 with a 97. Then followed it up with a 91 and 92. I also shot 45 over 9 holes to shatter my 9-hole record. I played fairly well in the tournaments too. Even won a closest to the pin.

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I would say that it was a successful year for me on a few fronts.  First, I did manage to stay married despite playing more, buying more toys and traveling 35 weeks out of the year.  Second, I did in fact play a lot more this year than I did in prior years despite my travel schedule and family commitments.  The last thing that made the year a success was not only did I manage to stay at scratch for the year I moved to a +1 in August and managed to stay there.  With the limited amount that I get to practice that is a big deal for me.  Got a lot of time at home on the putting green, but not much range time to work on full shots.  

 

Looking forward to 2016 I would list my goals...

 

1.  Play more rounds with my son. (joining a private club should help with that)

2.  Play more in general and practice more on the golf swing.

3.  Not buying as much equipment and sticking with what I have for now

4.  Start playing some tournaments just to see how my game stacks up in my older age

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I guess I didn't participate in the Goals post last year? So for 2016...

 

1. I'll step up my lesson taking/coaching sessions for the 1st 6 months.

2. I'll get back on my "Eat Less" diet to drop 5 pounds and maintain my weight.

3. I'll begin again my daily stretching exercises and stick with it for once.

4. I'll start playing better and lower my hcp to a minimum of 5 by May 1st. Lower if possible throughout the year.

5. Win more bets $$$$ 

 

And yes... 2015 was successful. 

 

http://forum.mygolfspy.com/topic/14865-whats-your-plan-man/

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 Last year I had considered joining a country club, but I joined a nice daily fee course instead; so probably better since it is cheaper and that allows golf trips.

 

I wanted to travel more to play this year and since I finally retired from my day job, I thought I would be able to do so.  Family health issues prevented travel most of the summer; missed my SoCal trip, Canada, and the trip to Minneapolis (sorry guys!).  I did manage a week long golf trip to the Cascade mountains of Oregon and later saw MGS'er Mmmmmbuddy in Eugene.  In September I embarked on a golfing road trip.  Spent 3 days with my golf coach in Vegas, saw some buddies, then stopped in Sacramento on the way home for golf with MyGolfSpys Tim and Dave.  The Florida swing is still on for February 2016.

 

I guess overall it was a good year for golf.

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I didn't set any really hard goals last year, but none the less, it was a success.

 

I broke 90 5 times this year and shot 90 at least twice.

 

My weight is creeping up a bit so that is something that I will have to look at in 2016 along with getting down to Golfworks before the seaon begins anew and see if they can tweak my clubs and maybe buy a couple of new heads and shafts. Break 90 more often if I can get the practice in. And take my son out to the local pitch and putt more often.

 

Not lofty goals by any stretch of the imagination, but they're good for me.

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Fairway: :Sub70: 939X 15° Project X Even Flow Blue 6.0
Hybrid: :Sub70: 939X 3 Hybrid Project X Even Flow Riptide 6.0
Irons: :wilson_staff_small: D7 Forged 4-GW Project X Catalyst 80 6.0
Wedge: :cleveland-small: Smartsole S
Putter :yes-small: Tracy
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Me? at this point, I'll be happy with playing once a month between now and Ironman Chattanooga in September. If I can keep all of those rounds under 100, I'll be ecstatic.

 

I played 8 out of the 9 months leading up to IM Chattanooga, so ok ( the handicap went up a good bit due to lack of practice ),
Only had one round above 100 before IM Chattanooga, so I guess I hit my goals.

 

What I didn't hit was the mess I've been since IM Chattanooga. I've played more, but not well. Now I'm working on getting some touch and feel back, and it's been rough.

 

I'll have to reset the goals going into January.

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* 3W Hogan GS52 ( HZRDUS Smoke Black X-Stiff ) 
* 5W 18* Tailor-made AeroBurner ( Stock Stiff )
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* 56 @ Cleveland RTX
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Driver:      :mizuno-small:  ST190G on Fujikura ATMOS Black

Fairway:   :mizuno-small:  ST190TS 15° on Fujikura ATMOS Black

Hybrids     :mizuno-small:  CLK 22 & 25 (set to 20° & 23°) on Fujikura SPEEDER

Irons:     :mizuno-small:  MP5 5-P on True Temper Dynamic Gold

Wedges: :mizuno-small: MP-T5 52*, 56* & 60* on True Temper Dynamic Gold Wedge

Putter:    :cameron-small: 2018 Select Newport 2

Balls:      :titelist-small: Pro V1X

Shoes:     :footjoy-small:

Range Finder: Precision Pro  NX7 Pro

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Describe my 2015 Season as laissez faire. Changed courses this year for "family" reasons & new track does not even come close to the challenge & fun of my old course. Even though I'm older than dirt; new course members are legend's in their own minds. So for 2016 my goal is to get my grit back & beat some of these legend's just to hear the Power Whine.

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2015 was definitely a success for me - I had only broken 100 a few times prior, but ended up the year by getting into the 80s a few times with my best being 88. It was my most consistent year ever in taking lessons and putting in a lot of hours of practice. Started the year in the mid 90s - low 100s, then got worse as worked on my swing, then slowly started improving with a noticeable jump late in the season. I definitely didn't want to see winter come, but this is Ohio, so it will most likely be more heated tees/indoor facilities. Although, our weather has been fabulous and I'm hoping to get out this week (tomorrow maybe) as highs for the next couple days, temps are supposed to be in the mid-50s with sunshine.

WITB:
Driver: Cobra King LTD
Fairway: Ping G25 (3)
Hybrid: Ping i25 (22 degree)
Crossover: Ping G 5
Irons: Ping i25 (5 -PW)
Wedges: Bridgestone J15 forged 50 and 55 degree
Putter: Cleveland TFi Elevado w/ Winn Pro grip.

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Posted 10 March 2015 - 01:21 PM

- Score consistently in the 80's

- Score consistently in the 80's

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- Score consistently in the 80's

- Score consistently in the 80's

- Score consistently in the 80's

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- Score consistently in the 80's

- Score consistently in the 80's

- Score consistently in the 80's

 

Nope, I did not succeed......but I am on my way.  My Hcap is still 18.

Driver: PXG 0211 w/Evenflo Riptide CB Regular shaft BACKUP DRIVER: Cobra F8 w/Mitsubishi ck Blue regular shaft  Fairways:  Cobra King F8 3W(14.5*) & 5W(18.5*) w/Mitsubishi ck Blue regular shaft Hybrid: Ben Hogan VKTR 3 Hybrid(18*) w/Recoil ES Hybrid(75 GM) regular shaft Irons: Wilson D7 5-PW w/Recoil 460 Regular graphite shafts Wedges: Cleveland RTX Zipcore(50*/54*/58*) w/True Temper Spinner Wedge steel shaft  Putter: 33" Evnroll ER2 Bag: Cobra Ultralite Cart Bag(Peacoat Blue).  Pushcart:  Caddytek 3.0 from Costco

 

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At first blush I would repost RR's reply as my own but that would not be totally accurate.  My number one goal was to have fun and I accomplished that.  I've also enjoyed my Bayou Club membership.  Now if I could just do something about my golf game I'd be all the happier.

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Ping G410 5-9 wood

Wilson D7 forged 6-GW -  Mamiya recoil 460 R flex

SCOR 52,60

EVNRoll ER 5

Titleist Pro VIx optic yellow with revkev stamped on them

Currently testing Edison wedges to replace SCORS that are wearing out. Also auditions for the 14th spot in the bag.  Current possibilities are a Ping 26 degree hybrid - duplicates the 9 wood or 5 iron but would be used almost exclusively for chipping or Tour Exotics 3 wood simply because you can carry 14 clubs and I might occasionally hit it in certain unusual wind conditions once every four or five rounds. 

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Went out for 9 today - 58 degrees F in Ohio on November 25 helps make 2015 a success - what weather, wow! Calling for 60 tomorrow, on Thanksgiving no less!

WITB:
Driver: Cobra King LTD
Fairway: Ping G25 (3)
Hybrid: Ping i25 (22 degree)
Crossover: Ping G 5
Irons: Ping i25 (5 -PW)
Wedges: Bridgestone J15 forged 50 and 55 degree
Putter: Cleveland TFi Elevado w/ Winn Pro grip.

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In spite of saying that 2015 was not a success, I went out today knowing that there was nothing I could do business-wise for the rest of the week so just thought about golf.

 

Based on today's 27 holes 2015 was a success. Well, November 25, 2015 was anyway. Driver not so much but irons, wedges and putter were excellent. Played my best 27 consecutive holes of the year.

 

Weather supposed to keep me off the course the rest of the weekend.

 

Driver:      :mizuno-small:  ST190G on Fujikura ATMOS Black

Fairway:   :mizuno-small:  ST190TS 15° on Fujikura ATMOS Black

Hybrids     :mizuno-small:  CLK 22 & 25 (set to 20° & 23°) on Fujikura SPEEDER

Irons:     :mizuno-small:  MP5 5-P on True Temper Dynamic Gold

Wedges: :mizuno-small: MP-T5 52*, 56* & 60* on True Temper Dynamic Gold Wedge

Putter:    :cameron-small: 2018 Select Newport 2

Balls:      :titelist-small: Pro V1X

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Range Finder: Precision Pro  NX7 Pro

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Still haven't broken 80.  Did get my first hole in one.

Got to the point in summer where I was shooting mid 80's with consistancy, but since October I've been struggling pretty badly. That being said 2015 saw me return to the game, have a lot of fun and get a hole in one. Call it a success.

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Wood: :callaway-small:  GBB 3 Wood
Hybrid: :callaway-small: Razr 4 hybriid stiff stock shaft.
Irons: :callaway-small: X2 Hot 4 iron (pro version) 5 iron - Gap Wedge (non pro version).  KBS 120g Shaft stiff cut 1/2  inch bent 1°upright
Wedges: :vokey-small: 52° 56° and 60°.
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I seriously considered quitting golf this year several times. I have had the shanks for over 18 months. I didn't go on my annual buddies golf trip because of it. I took 2 lessons from one instructor, 5 lessons from another, both PGA certified, both with spotty results. My hc went from 11 to 18 or worse, I didn't post the worst scores. I played a lot, but quit short of 18 holes more than ever before. Finally I went to GolfTec. They are expensive, the equivalent of $200/hr for instruction. They are rebuilding my swing from the grip up. My swing is completely different. I had many misconception s about a good swing. After 6 lessons so far, I am seeing the results in my ball flight, but not in my scores yet. Just not consistent yet. My driver slice is gone, replaced with a pull left or straight. Still hit the occasional shank, but far less. My scores are high because of doubles and triples, along with pars. I don't understand the high scores yet. But I feel I've turned the slide around, am making progress. So in that respect, 2015 was a success I can build on for greater results next year.

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Start having fun with golf again first.  Play head to head with your buddies by the hole. A nuclear hole will be no worse than losing a hole by lipping out a putt.

 

You can't rebuild your game and stress over it at the same time.  And when you are ready to go back to work on the range, understand that your scuffling streak was caused by some little thing not requiring an entire overhaul of your game.  Chip Foose doesn't teach golf.

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