The start of a new year provides an excellent opportunity to refocus, set goals and take your golfing skills to the next level. In this blog, we’ll explore some of the exciting and achievable resolutions to help you drive, chip and putt your way to success on the greens in 2024.
Make playing consistently your aim for 2024; it’s a known fact that the more you play, the better you’ll get – practice really does make perfect! Make regular commitments to yourself to head down to the course, whether that be weekly or monthly; regular practice is key to refining your skills and improving muscle memory. The more you play, the more improvement you’ll see.
Set Realistic Goals
Giving yourself goals will help you have something to aim for and strive to achieve. This could be several smaller goals or a larger, more long-term goal, whatever works for you to encourage you to keep pushing yourself forward. Make sure whatever goals you set for yourself are achievable; if you set yourself something that’s virtually impossible, then it will leave you frustrated and kill your motivation. Setting goals can also be an excellent way to measure how much progress you have made, which will help motivate you to keep going!
Master the Mental Game
Aim to stay focused and manage stress to avoid letting a bad shot get you down and affect your overall performance on the course. In 2024, resolve to strengthen your mental game by practising mindfulness, visualisation and maintaining a positive attitude.
1-1 Golf Coaching
Consider taking your golf game to the next level by investing in professional lessons. If you would like to get some help to enhance your performance here at Oakridge, then contact our professional coach for lessons on 01676 540542.
Invest in your equipment
Investing in adequately fitted clubs is one of the best ways to improve your game instantly. Here at Oakridge, we are proud to be approved suppliers and custom-fit specialists of internationally renowned golf brands; we also offer free custom fitting in our pro shop – so getting fitted clubs doesn’t need to break the bank!
Walk the Course Where Possible
We all know it’s recommended that we aim to get 10,000 steps in each day, and walking a round of golf will help you quickly achieve and often exceed that target, helping to improve your cardiovascular system as well as keeping you warm, particularly during the cold winter months. Improving your fitness can allow for a more powerful and controlled golf swing, reducing the risk of injury and improving overall performance on the course.
Join a League or Club
Connecting with fellow golfers not only provides a supportive community but also adds a fun and competitive element to your regular play. The friendly competition can inspire you to push your boundaries and improve your skills.
Make 2024 your year for golf; by incorporating these resolutions into your golfing journey, you’ll not only enhance your skills on the course but also increase your love of the sport. Here’s to a year filled with birdies, eagles and becoming better golfers.