2022 Golf Goals

Constant Improvement

Primary Goal: Have Fun..but getting better makes it more fun

Goal Tracker

Tracking my quantitive goals

  • Birdies 22% 22%
  • Eagles 0% 0%
  • Courses Played 25% 25%
  • States Played 34% 34%
  • Play with 100 People 45% 45%

100 Birdies & 5 Eagles

Ideally I’d like one birdie per 9 holes but that might be a little too high a goal this year.  I’ll track every birdie and see what is my recipe for birdie success

Birdie all 18 at home course

Playing most rounds at the same course provides ample opportunities to achieve this goal.

Break Par from Forward Tees

Though they are closer, it is just as hard to birdie the par 4’s.  Par 5’s are quite short but I’d need to score well to make sure any birdies made there are not wasted.

Caddie for Son in Tourney

Along with this goal is to play 18 holes with my 9yo son and my dad. Golf can bring generations together and I think we’d all enjoy that time together.

Win Club Championship

Made it to the finals in 2021 and it took 37 holes to determine a winner. I intend to finish what I started in 2021 by hoisting the trophy in 2022.

Where

Location

As I play more, I’m becoming more interested in how courses are built. Along with this, is golfing in different environments (beach, mountain, etc).  I think playing in different places will prepare me for almost any shot I need to make.

6 Different States

While state boundaries do not necessarily dictate different environments, in my experience if you get to enough states you get a number of layouts. 

20 Different Courses

In 2020 I played 39 courses, in 2021 it went down to 21. I think anything over 20 is my sweet spot and is what I will strive for.

Two Golf Magazine Top 100 Courses

In 2021 I was fortunate enough to play a few of these courses (Pinehurst, Tobacco Road) and can now understand why they are rated.  They are exceptional in every aspect of the word. I need to play more of them!

Courses

Where I’ve played

 

Process

How I Hope To Achieve Goals

Track Play

Use Arccos to track my shots gained to find which part of my game needs the most work.  As I know what needs work I can plan drills.  

Practice with Purpose

Rather than go to the range and just swing away, I will go to the range with a goal in mind. Usually with only one club. In summer, I will spend evenings on a few holes practicing one aspect of my game

Compete More

Put myself in positions where I’m nervous. Have something on the line. 

South Riding Birdie Tracker

Tracking which holes I get a birdie on at my home course (South Riding Golf Club).  I can remember getting a birdie on almost every hole with the exception of 4, 9, 12,16, & 18.

Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
Par 5 4 5 4 3 4 3 4 4
Birdie

 

Hole 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
Par 5 3 4 4 3 5 4 4 4
Birdie