Having been on here a few months, and having read a few of the posts, I thought I would start my own. Hoping that it not only holds me accountable, but also, so I can keep track of my progress.
Having played socially on and off for years, (once every 3 or so months) i took it up competitively in August 2013. And I feel I have improved already (probably quicker than I thought I would).
As it stands now, my handicap is 18.6, but I'm currently actually playing to around 22. My strength is distance. Weaknesses are 100 m in, and all that, that implies.
So the goal for 2014, is to get my handicap down below 14 and stay down.
For myself to shave 4 shots off my handicap, I only need to look at some of my stats from recent games, I had two 4 putts, and three 3 putts, leading to a few wipes. Even a few 2 putts were wipes, due to poor pitching.
First thing is to have a game on Friday and record the game with full stats and start to analyse exactly where I'm making the mistakes and to start working out a practice strategy.
I will post the stats of my round after Friday for any feedback.
I look forward to all the comments and suggestions.