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2015 Golf Resolutions

December 30, 2014

Swing Resolutions For The New Year

As December turns to January, many of us reflect on the past year and ponder changes for the new one. Gym memberships become popular, goals are set, and everyone hopes for a fresh start. With snow on theGolf Resolutions 2015 ground in Minnesota, golf resolutions usually have to wait a few months to be put in practice, but that doesn’t mean you can’t start thinking about improving your game in 2015. In fact, it’s the right time for reflection and setting your swing thoughts for the New Year.

Change For The Good

We asked 2009 Teacher of the Year Dee Forsberg McCullagh for a few things to keep in mind when setting golf swing resolutions for 2015.

Her top 3 recommendations include:

  • Make it fun! Play games and create skill challenges with both the short and long game. Her website has a section devoted to skills challenges that can help you with these new goals.
  • Don’t beat yourself up over poor shots. Perfection is the enemy of progress.
  • In order to make progress you must have constructive change. See your local pro and collaborate on a season-long game plan that will give you the confidence that your practice is constructive.

Where To Start

Two-time Teacher of the Year Mike Barge says the best resolution for the New Year is to play more golf – because that’s a goal that’s easily achieved, and almost always pays off. “Everyone struggles with time management,” he says, “but rarely do I hear of the person who regrets that they are playing too much golf.”

Barge, director of instruction at Hazeltine National Golf Club, shared more thoughts on the Hazeltine blog, suggesting that players take the time in the offseason to honestly evaluate the parts of their game that need help. “If that means everything,” he says, “start on and around the green and work backwards. Being better with the wedge and putter is the beginning of lower scores.”

Professional Help

If you need some extra offseason inspiration, don’t forget about the upcoming PGA Merchandise Show, which runs from January 20-23 in Orlando, Florida. There are sure to be many new products – and great resolution ideas – for section members.

What do you hope to accomplish in 2015?

The Minnesota Section PGA consists of PGA Professionals who are experts in the game and business of golf. Our mission is to promote the enjoyment and involvement of the game of golf and to contribute to its growth by providing services to golf professionals, the golf industry, people who play golf or would like to start playing golf. PGA Section Offices oversee the 41 geographic regions throughout the United States and provide the grass-roots network for the nation’s 25 million amateur golfers and with the PGA’s 27,000 members.

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