I suck at golf. I don't want to, but I do.
This is the feeling of 95% of golfers
I suck at golf. I don’t want to suck at golf, but I suck at golf.
Last year I decided to set the goal of becoming a bogey golfer. The season before I had dropped my handicap from a 27 to a 21, and I felt getting sub 18 was realistic. Now with posting season closed I ended up at 20.9, with a low of 19.3. I failed at achieving my goal.
Sure, I could be disappointed in that. Frankly, I am but there were a lot of good highlights this season including a 38 on the front of a local course. Additionally, I joined a reasonably priced private club which is known for being difficult (139 slope rating), when I joined it ballooned up my handicap which I had to work back down. Gaining course knowledge and comfort was enjoyable
I was able to get out and play a lot of rounds this year (thanks pandemic!), which I know makes me fortunate. Also, I got to play some amazing courses with friends. I won some money, lost some money, and have created lifelong memories. While all this is awesome, it doesn’t change the fact that I suck at golf.
But the more I played the more mediocre I feel like I have become. So, I want to change that. I decided to make a goal for New Year to go from a 20 handicap to a 10 handicap.
I created this substack to keep me accountable and to hopefully entertain a handful of people.
Between now and the end of the year I want to set up a plan on how I can do this. First up I need to assess why I am the way I am?
Lack of a strong father figure? Covert narcissism? Not enough hugs? These are probably answers to a larger problem but not to why my golf game is bad.
I’ll dig into my problems in future posts.