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I'd love to shoot between +3 and even for a round of 18 this year. That would really be a step in the right direction.

Another goal would be to have an eagle or 4 birdies in a round. Putter needs to be better.

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Driver:  :Hogan: Ben Hogan GS53 10.5* Stiff Mitsubishi tensei blue Stiff

3 Wood: :Sub70: 939 x 15 deg. UST Proforce Black V2 7F4 stiff

Hybrid:  :Sub70: 939x Hybrid UST 680 recoil shaft stiff

Irons: :Sub70: 699 irons 4-PW  KBS tour 90 v Stiff 

52 Deg:cleveland-small: 588 RTX 2.0

56 deg: :cleveland-small: Reg 588 tour action

60 Deg: :cleveland-small: 588 RTX 2.0

Putter:bettinardi-small: Studio Stock #3 (Winn 1.32 Pro x grip)

Rangefinder: :CaddyTek: Caddytek V2

 

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I may live to regret this (hope not) but with the season in Nebraska likely to begin in a matter of weeks, I've been inspired to try to identify some goals for the season.   "Big Rock" Goals

Going to break my goals into achievable goals and stretch goals.  Achievable Reduce handicap to under 20 Break 90 for the first time Stretch Decrease handicap to 17

My goal was to get into the 3s for GHIN this year, and my recent 74 has me very close just before the year starts. That one score took me down a 1/2 a point! Crazy. 

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My goal is to join a club for the first time and actually play more than 3 times a year. (I’m 54 and have been playing off and on since I was a teenager.  Not sure if I’ve ever played more than half a dozen rounds in any given year.)

I have no formal handicap, so getting that is a goal.

Finding a regular group of guys to play with. This should go hand in hand with joining a club.

Improve short game (I have no metrics to measure this yet, but it’s like the Supreme Court definition of pornography, I’ll know it when I see it)

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Lots of great goals in these posts and like the rest of you I want to get better. Early last year I broke 90 for the first time and inconsistently card a high 80's round, this year I want to be consistently in the mid 80's. The question I ask myself is how am I going to accomplish this and other golfing goals. To that I need to understand what's holding me back. For instance one of them is to hit more GIR. Currently what I know is the avg. GIR  per round. What I don't know in reflection of playing a round is why did I miss the GIR on a particular hole. So the analytical side of my brain now commands a notebook so that I can log the misses. That info, I hope, will lead to a more specific practice plan. 

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:ping-small: G410 SFT driver 

Cobra King F-9  5 wood
:ping-small:  410  Hybrids 22*, 26*

Cobra Speed Zone 6-GP/Recoil ESX 460 F3 Shafts 

:titelist-small: SM7 54* Wedge

:ping-small: Glide 3.0  60* Wedge

:odyssey-small: O Works putter
:918457628_PrecisionPro:NX9-HD

:CaddyTek: - 4 Wheel 
:footjoy-small: - too many shoes to list and so many to buy

:1590477705_SunMountain: And  BAG Boy

Golf Balls: Snell MTB-X 

2020 Official Tester :SuperSpeed: Beginning Driver Speed  - 78

2019 Official Tester :ping-small:  410 Driver

2018 Official Tester :wilson-small: C300

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Main goals:

-Get handicap to all time low, 5.4 currently best ever was 2.7 in 2018

-Better golf shape. Keep losing weight. Got up to 270 when baby came, down to 235-240 now. Goal is 200. Get back to yoga for flexibility.

-Focus. I can feel rushed out there. Everything needs to slow down. Playing without fear, stay within myself and 100% on every shot.

-Place in a tournament

Big goals:

-Scratch or better handicap

-Win a tournament

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Lots of great goals in these posts and like the rest of you I want to get better. Early last year I broke 90 for the first time and inconsistently card a high 80's round, this year I want to be consistently in the mid 80's. The question I ask myself is how am I going to accomplish this and other golfing goals. To that I need to understand what's holding me back. For instance one of them is to hit more GIR. Currently what I know is the avg. GIR  per round. What I don't know in reflection of playing a round is why did I miss the GIR on a particular hole. So the analytical side of my brain now commands a notebook so that I can log the misses. That info, I hope, will lead to a more specific practice plan. 
The few lessons I took this is something the pro helped me understand. The where you miss can be just as important for score as why you miss the green.

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Lots of great goals in these posts and like the rest of you I want to get better. Early last year I broke 90 for the first time and inconsistently card a high 80's round, this year I want to be consistently in the mid 80's. The question I ask myself is how am I going to accomplish this and other golfing goals. To that I need to understand what's holding me back. For instance one of them is to hit more GIR. Currently what I know is the avg. GIR  per round. What I don't know in reflection of playing a round is why did I miss the GIR on a particular hole. So the analytical side of my brain now commands a notebook so that I can log the misses. That info, I hope, will lead to a more specific practice plan. 


Hitting greens is a great goal. Look at proximity to the hole from various distances when making your notes. That applies to greens but as well.
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Driver:  :ping-small: G400 Max 9* w/ KBS Tour Driven
Fairway: :titelist-small: TS3 15* set  to 16.5* w/Project X Hzardous Smoke
Hybrids:  :titelist-small: 816H1 19* set at 18* w/KBS Tour Graphite Hybrid Prototype
                :titelist-small: 915H  21*  w/KBS Tour Graphite Hybrid Prototype
               :titelist-small: 915H 24*  w/KBS Tour Graphite Hybrid Prototype
Irons:      :honma:TR20V 6-11 w/Vizard TR20-85 Graphite
Wedge:  :cleveland-small: 588 54-14, 58-12
Putter:  :taylormade-small:TM-180

Backups:  :bobby-grace-1: 6330,   :EVNROLL: ER2.2,  

 

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So I will turn 65 this year which means that I move from towards the oldest in my age category of Senior 55-64 to the youngest.  That should make me competitive again in some stuff coming up this fall plus I get to move up a set of tees for those competitive events.  So goal number one is to play as close to weekly in my league and then to enter in the county and city championship that come up in October weeks after my 65th birthday, make the championship flight in both and the top 5 in the city championship.  That's where I was at when I was 55-57 before I had my heart issues and struggled with a variety of other health issues.

In order to accomplish those goals I will need to significantly improvement my trap play and proximity to the hole on shots under 150 - moving up a set of tees will mean far fewer shots longer than that on the courses that I will be playing regularly.  It goes without saying that I will have to play and practice more this summer towards those steps and goals.  That in and of itself will be great.

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Ping G410 - turned down to11.25 degrees, neutral setting - Fujikura Motore X R flex

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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45 minutes ago, tony@CIC said:

Lots of great goals in these posts and like the rest of you I want to get better. Early last year I broke 90 for the first time and inconsistently card a high 80's round, this year I want to be consistently in the mid 80's. The question I ask myself is how am I going to accomplish this and other golfing goals. To that I need to understand what's holding me back. For instance one of them is to hit more GIR. Currently what I know is the avg. GIR  per round. What I don't know in reflection of playing a round is why did I miss the GIR on a particular hole. So the analytical side of my brain now commands a notebook so that I can log the misses. That info, I hope, will lead to a more specific practice plan. 

More GIR is great and will certainly get you into the mid-80's.  But for a frame of reference, last weekend I shot 80 on Saturday with a triple bogey and only hit 5 GIR. and on Sunday I shot 87 in the wind with 3 doubles and ZERO GIR.  The difference for me is "up and down" shots.  To quote Sergio: "Everyone likes a good up and down."

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We don’t stop playing the game because we get old; we get old because we stop playing the game.”

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After playing yesterday, I want to add three more goals that i noticed impacted my game. 

 

1. Work on getting more consistent off the tee. I had one perfect 270 yard drive, but I didn't pull our the driver otherwise yesterday cause I have no confidence or consistency with it. 

 

2. Get better at adapting to the conditions. It was a very windy day yesterday. But while I remembered to take that into account sometimes, other times I completely forgot to.

 

3. Get a round in with my dad. We're in different states, but I just lost a loved one to covid over the weekend. So some way, somehow, I want to get a round in with my dad while I still have the opportunities available. 

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Rag tag bag, but it does the job. 

Taylormade R1 driver.

Cleveland CBX launcher irons. 

Assorted wedges.

Odyssey White Hot Pro putter.

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So I will turn 65 this year which means that I move from towards the oldest in my age category of Senior 55-64 to the youngest.  That should make me competitive again in some stuff coming up this fall plus I get to move up a set of tees for those competitive events.  So goal number one is to play as close to weekly in my league and then to enter in the county and city championship that come up in October weeks after my 65th birthday, make the championship flight in both and the top 5 in the city championship.  That's where I was at when I was 55-57 before I had my heart issues and struggled with a variety of other health issues.
In order to accomplish those goals I will need to significantly improvement my trap play and proximity to the hole on shots under 150 - moving up a set of tees will mean far fewer shots longer than that on the courses that I will be playing regularly.  It goes without saying that I will have to play and practice more this summer towards those steps and goals.  That in and of itself will be great.
I'm 36 and trying to accomplish the same things. Let's get after it this year!!!!

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43 minutes ago, Kenny B said:

More GIR is great and will certainly get you into the mid-80's.  But for a frame of reference, last weekend I shot 80 on Saturday with a triple bogey and only hit 5 GIR. and on Sunday I shot 87 in the wind with 3 doubles and ZERO GIR.  The difference for me is "up and down" shots.  To quote Sergio: "Everyone likes a good up and down."

Spot on Kenny! I was using GIR as an example. My overarching goal PER hole is par. From there, it's GIR and Putts. On the latter the misses on the putts (reading greens or speed or both) 

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Cobra King F-9  5 wood
:ping-small:  410  Hybrids 22*, 26*

Cobra Speed Zone 6-GP/Recoil ESX 460 F3 Shafts 

:titelist-small: SM7 54* Wedge

:ping-small: Glide 3.0  60* Wedge

:odyssey-small: O Works putter
:918457628_PrecisionPro:NX9-HD

:CaddyTek: - 4 Wheel 
:footjoy-small: - too many shoes to list and so many to buy

:1590477705_SunMountain: And  BAG Boy

Golf Balls: Snell MTB-X 

2020 Official Tester :SuperSpeed: Beginning Driver Speed  - 78

2019 Official Tester :ping-small:  410 Driver

2018 Official Tester :wilson-small: C300

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1 hour ago, revkev said:

So I will turn 65 this year which means that I move from towards the oldest in my age category of Senior 55-64 to the youngest.  That should make me competitive again in some stuff coming up this fall plus I get to move up a set of tees for those competitive events.  So goal number one is to play as close to weekly in my league and then to enter in the county and city championship that come up in October weeks after my 65th birthday, make the championship flight in both and the top 5 in the city championship.  That's where I was at when I was 55-57 before I had my heart issues and struggled with a variety of other health issues.

In order to accomplish those goals I will need to significantly improvement my trap play and proximity to the hole on shots under 150 - moving up a set of tees will mean far fewer shots longer than that on the courses that I will be playing regularly.  It goes without saying that I will have to play and practice more this summer towards those steps and goals.  That in and of itself will be great.

65? You and Matt will be the youngsters in next week's round 😉

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:ping-small: G410 SFT driver 

Cobra King F-9  5 wood
:ping-small:  410  Hybrids 22*, 26*

Cobra Speed Zone 6-GP/Recoil ESX 460 F3 Shafts 

:titelist-small: SM7 54* Wedge

:ping-small: Glide 3.0  60* Wedge

:odyssey-small: O Works putter
:918457628_PrecisionPro:NX9-HD

:CaddyTek: - 4 Wheel 
:footjoy-small: - too many shoes to list and so many to buy

:1590477705_SunMountain: And  BAG Boy

Golf Balls: Snell MTB-X 

2020 Official Tester :SuperSpeed: Beginning Driver Speed  - 78

2019 Official Tester :ping-small:  410 Driver

2018 Official Tester :wilson-small: C300

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1 hour ago, tony@CIC said:

65? You and Matt will be the youngsters in next week's round 😉

@00sportsman and I. Rob is nowhere near 64...he may move like a 60 year old but that's not his age! 🤣

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Driver: :titelist-small: TSi2 Project X HZRDUS Smoke Black RDX 6.0
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
Bag: 
:Ogio: Alpha Convoy 514
Balls::Snell: MTB-X or Black

Cart: :CaddyTek: CaddyLite ONE Ver. 8


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6 minutes ago, MattF said:

@00sportsman and I. Rob is nowhere near 64...he may move like a 60 year old but that's not his age! 🤣

Pictures!!  We need pictures!!

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We don’t stop playing the game because we get old; we get old because we stop playing the game.”

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4 hours ago, Kenny B said:

Pictures!!  We need pictures!!

We'll definitely have pictures. Maybe we can get one of @MattF wrestling an alligator?  

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:ping-small: G410 SFT driver 

Cobra King F-9  5 wood
:ping-small:  410  Hybrids 22*, 26*

Cobra Speed Zone 6-GP/Recoil ESX 460 F3 Shafts 

:titelist-small: SM7 54* Wedge

:ping-small: Glide 3.0  60* Wedge

:odyssey-small: O Works putter
:918457628_PrecisionPro:NX9-HD

:CaddyTek: - 4 Wheel 
:footjoy-small: - too many shoes to list and so many to buy

:1590477705_SunMountain: And  BAG Boy

Golf Balls: Snell MTB-X 

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2018 Official Tester :wilson-small: C300

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[mention=76176]00sportsman[/mention] and I. Rob is nowhere near 64...he may move like a 60 year old but that's not his age! 

And I move pretty darn well for a 60-year-old! (I’m 53.)


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I always try to remember that I'm not good enough to get mad!

 

My Bag:

:ping-small:  G400 Max

:ping-small:  G30 3W

:cobra-small: King S9-1 5W

:taylormade-small: Aeroburner 3 Rescue/Hybrid

:ping-small: G400  5-UW

:cleveland-small: RTX4 52* and 56*

:rife-putters-1: 2Bar Mallet

:ping-small: Traverse II Cart Bag

 

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My Goals for 2021 are:

Break 80, my best is currently 84 accomplished 3 times. 
 

12 handicap, currently at 15.2, down from 24 a year ago. 
 

Play 40 rounds. 

Ping G410+, 9* with draw bias weight setting, 55g Alta CB stiff shaft

Taylormade Burner 3w, stiff shaft 

Mizuno JPX919 Hot Metal 4-GW, regular flex

Cleveland CBX2 54* wedge

Cleveland Smart Sole 58* wedge

Ping Scottsdale Piper C putter

Titleist Tour Speed balls

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14 hours ago, tony@CIC said:

We'll definitely have pictures. Maybe we can get one of @MattF wrestling an alligator?  

I only wrestle crocodiles...

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Driver: :titelist-small: TSi2 Project X HZRDUS Smoke Black RDX 6.0
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
Bag: 
:Ogio: Alpha Convoy 514
Balls::Snell: MTB-X or Black

Cart: :CaddyTek: CaddyLite ONE Ver. 8


God Bless America🇺🇸, God save the Queen🇬🇧, God defend New Zealand🇳🇿 and thank Christ for Australia🇦🇺!

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1 hour ago, MattF said:

I only wrestle crocodiles...

Leave it to an Auzzie to nickname their wife "crocodiles."😜

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I always try to remember that I'm not good enough to get mad!

 

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:cobra-small: King S9-1 5W

:taylormade-small: Aeroburner 3 Rescue/Hybrid

:ping-small: G400  5-UW

:cleveland-small: RTX4 52* and 56*

:rife-putters-1: 2Bar Mallet

:ping-small: Traverse II Cart Bag

 

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