After many seasons of starting a fresh record on the forum each January, the name change has came in 2016. The single digit handicap is no longer the goal, it is a reality in my golfing now and all that is required is the GA confirmation.
The motivation every season for me has always been the direct results of winning golf competitions, club events, monthly medals, championships, Masters Games events, Open events and tournaments. Last season I achieved back to back gold and silver in the masters games, back to back club handicap championships as well as monthly medal, club events and opens. Added to this was the very profitable action of backing myself in Caddie Challenge especially.
Whilst the handicap and my level of golf capability is important so is winning which is why I enjoy putting the effort in to play at the best I possibly can.
This year January has remained in working at the Gym focus as far as golfing goes. Time to do much else is not available with the tourist season in full swing.Keeping the work and golf balance means very little golf is possible. The past three days though the time was there to get out and play 6 holes the first two days and today 9 holes from 6am. The results has been excellent with a 2 over 37 this morning off the stick.
The fitness and flexibility from the gym is invaluable. At last I have been able to simply enjoy the ease of swinging a club from the effort. Importantly I swing easy and with power no longer stepping over the line in the pleasure of now being able to smash the ball. This was a mental discipline and it was great fun to do this in the last few months of 2015. Except in the Open event which I won and the last 18 hole club comp. which I also won.
The plan for season 2016 is done and there are only a few coaching and practise details to finalise before getting back on the course.