How was your golf in 2019? Go through our list of 22 achievements to measure your game as the year draws to a close.
1. Join a golf club
The biggest step into the golf way of life. Joining a club is a commitment to your game – your scores improve, you get an official handicap and the doors to new friendships open.
2. Break 100
For a newbie, this is the first target.
3. Play a round without losing a ball
A lot harder than it sounds. It’s a good achievement regardless of your handicap or difficulty of the course played.
4. Make a birdie
Another major milestone for new players.
5. Get that email … your handicap has been cut
One of the best feelings when you wake up to a mail from the HNA. You’re on the road to lower scores.
6. Break 90 on a par-72 course
Now you’re playing some decent golf.
7. Represent your club
Whether at a PGA golf day or in a league outing, wearing your club badge is a proud honour.
8. Participate in club champs
You don’t need to be a single-figure handicap to compete and have fun in your club’s championships.
9. Hit a par five in two
We can’t all bomb it like Brooks or Rory but every now and then, we earn the bragging rights of having an eagle putt.
10. Win a club competition
Getting your name on the board is an honour reserved for only a few.
11. Landing a par four in one
Harder than No 1 because the target is protected and smaller. Make sure you two-putt at worst!
12. Keep the doubles at bay
The easiest way to ruin your score is to draw a circle around your score on a hole. Going 18 holes without a double (or worse) is the best way to reduce your handicap.
13. 14/14 fairways
Accuracy is the best way to set up birdie chances but have you hit all fairways in the same round?
14. Break 80
The stats show that many golfers will never achieve this goal. Have you?
15. Play nine in level par
One for the lower handicaps to chase – it shows you have the ability to put together a really good day.
16. Get down to single figures
The current average male index is 14.3 with the female average sitting at 21.6.
17. Make an eagle
Chip in from a drivable par four or sink your third on a par five. Remember to take a photo of the moment.
20. Stay bogey free
Even the pros enjoy these. A bogey-free round means you’re a talented golfer and one with all facets of the game in check.
21. 18/18 GIRS
One of the toughest achievements to unlock in all of golf.
22. Make an ace
The perfect fluke is the ultimate golf achievement. They say the odds for an amateur are 12,500-1.