It's 2013, time to think about ways to improve my game this year.
Last year I dropped two points off my handicap, going from an 18 to a 16.
Goals for the year...
1. Take lessons. My daughter's HS Golf Coach is also a teaching pro at the club I belong to. Kristen spent 8 years as a pro on the Duramed Futures tour and the LPGA tour. I'm going to invest some time with her for myself as well as all three of my kids.
2. Play more with different people. I regularly play by myself with just an audiobook for company. After spending 4 and a half days teaching, I enjoy my own company on a Friday afternoon. It's time I start joining some of the other guys. For me, it's often been about a lack of self-confidence in my game, but screw it. I turn 50 this fall. I'm going to quit worrying about it and have some more fun.
3. My clubs are OK, but they're knockoffs. I found out I'm getting an unexpected bonus in March, and I'm thinking about a set of Ping G20's. My current clubs are Ping copies, and I have Ping G5's and G2's, so I've always liked them.
I think switching to Nike is going to affect Rory. It'll take him half a season or more to get used to the new gear.
Tiger getting back with his ex? I think that might be exactly what he needs to get back on top at a Major.
Phil? Lefty's hurting. I expect to see him in the booth within the next few years. I think the arthritis and the wear and tear are getting to be too much for him.
Screw it... I'm going to the brewery.