Setting Goals the Right Way
Goal setting can be broken into two components - Long range goals and short range or round specific goals
Long Range Goals:
These should be as specific as possible and shared with friends and family to help create some accountability on your part..
- Build in a statistical component so you know you’re on track while you’re progressing.
Example: 50% of greens in regulation (be realistic though, pros on hit 70% of greens)
- Define the process that will get you to that goal
Example: Scheduled practices on focused areas of your game
See Peter Malnati's fantastic example here http://petermalnati.blogspot.com/p/2015-goals.htm…
Short Range Goals:
Going into each round you should avoid thinking about a specific number and instead be looking to set smaller easier to achieve goals that will add up to that number
Set percentages of fairways hit, GIR, and up & downs you want to accomplish throughout the round. Focusing on these smaller tasks takes your mind off of the bigger target and lets you achieve on a more consistent basis.
PRO TIP - Don’t be afraid to blackout par on your scorecard with a marker. This will help keep you focused on each shot rather the result of the hole.