The new year is nearly here, and you’ve probably already started a mental list of resolutions—eat better, hit the gym, balance your checkbook—but have you listed your golf resolutions? This off-season offers the perfect opportunity to look ahead to the coming year and set some goals so your game can be better than ever. With that in mind, here are our top 5 resolutions for a happy New Year and golf season:
1. Focus on your fitness.
We don’t have to tell you that golf is a physically demanding sport. By staying in shape during the off-season, you’ll have a stronger start when your season does finally roll around. Check out the Men’s Health Golf Center for fitness tips to increase flexibility and boost power.
2. Plan a golf getaway with your buds.
Cold weather shouldn’t mean you have to hit pause on golf every year. Winter is a great time to plan a sunny vacation (and save some money on golf packages!) and keep your game in check. You can find our round up of the top winter golf destinations in the US here.
3. Take lessons.
Is chipping an area you struggle in? Could your putting use some pointers? Your golf friends and the pros at your local courses should be able to point you in the direction of a coach who can address your weaknesses and help you start your best season yet. After all, what better way is there to improve your game than learn from the pros?
4. Clean your equipment after every round.
Dirt and debris can collect on golf balls and clubs, making it difficult to hit an accurate wedge shot or deftly execute a speedy putt. You just might be amazed at the changes clean equipment can bring to your game! Use a Green Sleeve to clean your balls and wedges after each round for improved accuracy and lower scores.
5. Relax and enjoy the game.
The game of golf is as mental as it is physical. It can be easy to get caught up in the discipline and concentration the game requires. This year, make it a goal to relax and simply enjoy the game, and you’ll remember why you fell in love with golf in the first place.