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Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Getting Ready for Next Year

Guest blogger Mike Diffley, Head Pro at Pelham CC and a recognized guru of the mental game, has some words of wisdom appropriate to this time of year:

2014 is coming to an end, golf up north is over except for indoor activities. Everyone should be evaluating their year and breaking their game down to see what needs to be improved. You should rate all parts of your game. Rate them A-F. Be fair and realistic. Truly evaluating your game is the only way to improve it. You can't judge by one important round that you didn't drive well or pitch it well. You need to look at the overall to target the specific.

  • Driver
  • Fairways
  • Hybrids
  • Long Irons
  • Mid Irons
  • Short Irons
  • Wedges
  • Half-Wedges
  • Pitching
  • Chipping
  • Sand Play
  • Long Putting
  • Short Putting
  • Mental Game
  • Emotional Game
  • Physical Condition

 There are many categories, you need to keep your strengths and improve your weaknesses--do not ignore anything but concentrate on important things. Everyone needs to get better at putting and trying to hit the driver better (straighter or longer or both.)

How was your attitude, thinking, emotions? How about planning your preparation or practicing purposefully  Do you have a game plan or even an idea what to do in those categories. Many people don't and really are only wishing for success.

Look at last year, evaluate, and make changes to get better. That's how it works not just wishing it!

Among many other books, Dave Donelson is the author of Weird Golf: 18 tales of fantastic, horrific, scientifically impossible, and morally reprehensible golf

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