New Year’s Resolutions with Shot Scope

New Year’s Resolutions with Shot Scope

29 December 2023

As we approach the New Year, at Shot Scope, we find ourselves reflecting on the past year and looking to the future, so should you!

At Shot Scope, our notable milestones this year consisted primarily of new product and feature launches.

We launched the X5 GPS watch, G5 GPS watch, second generation PRO LX+ and PRO LX, CONNEX, aerial maps, and MyStrategy.

Looking forward, we will be continuing to refine our offerings to golfers to give the best playing experience both on and off the course. 

Enough about us, let’s talk about you. 

Here are our tips for getting the most out of the new season.

Performance data. It is crucial for any player that is serious about getting better and a lot of these tips will revolve around it.

Look at your performance data for the past season.

What aspect of your game underperformed in comparison to the rest? Likewise, what areas performed well? Do you approach your practice in these areas differently? Or do you not practice certain parts at all and this is revealed in the data?

These are all questions you should be asking yourself and the answers may highlight some unfortunate truths surrounding your performance.

Most players will likely find the weakest aspect of their game is around the greens or on it. Often it is short game and putting that are neglected in amateur golf practice plans. 

Shelling buckets of balls at the driving range is typically the go-to method of practice but it has minimal returns. Find out how to take your practice to the next level in this blog.

Set yourself goals for the season.

Once you have reviewed your performance data, what areas are you going to improve? 

Create SMART goals based on your data.

A SMART goal is specific, measurable, achievable, relevant, and timely.

Make the goal as specific as possible, rather than aim to hit more greens, instead look at your approach proximity. If your average approach proximity is 70ft perhaps aim for the end of the season to average 5ft closer.

Likewise, this goal would be measurable given the data that the Shot Scope mobile app and web dashboard provides. Being able to measure your progress can help with motivation and with subsequent goal setting.

Achievable is fairly self-explanatory. There is no point in setting a goal that is extremely difficult and unattainable as this will be counterproductive. Falling well short of your goal will leave you unmotivated so it is important to set a challenging target, one that is neither too hard nor too easy.

All goals that you set must be relevant to your overall ‘bigger picture’. When setting goals you must keep in mind what you are working towards something. Set goals that will help drive you towards your end goal for the season, year, 5 years, and so on.

Lastly, remember that your goals should have a timeline to prevent things from fizzling out or losing momentum. There is no point in setting a goal if there is no time constraints around it otherwise it could go on forever.

There are other goal setting models available but SMART goals are a great way to make some positive changes to your golf using performance data.

Start tracking. Start saving strokes.

If you are not a performance tracker and are tempted to start, check out some of our performance tracking products here.

The future of golf is powered by Shot Scope.


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