IF you have not made up your mind of what things to resolve this new year towards improving your golf game, check my five resolutions for 2021.
Resolution No.1. Buy a new golf set. With old clubs in my bag, i don't think I can optimize my skill to the fullest. The good thing about golf technology nowadays is that it never ceases in developing clubs and shafts that enhance distance and control. So, I don’t want to be left in the cold.
Resolution No. 2. Exercise to keep up the pace. Golf is no longer a game of old dominated by big belly retirees, and celebrated at the clubhouse with beers. It has now transitioned to a full fledge sport that requires extraordinary physical fitness, mental toughness, nutrition, and discipline.
Resolution No. 3. Always sleep at least 8 hours a day. Many of my lackluster performance came from discipline breakdown. The most notorious is sleeping late a day before an important match.
Resolution No.4. Practice more the short game. That is the only part of the golf game where I can go on and join tournament intermittently. Legendary teacher Harvey Penick said that if you can chip and putt, you can compete.
Resolution No. 5. Continue to have fun and enjoy the game. As frustrating as golf may seem, it is still a game to be played again the next day.