As the new year is upon us, we can’t help but reflect on the good, the bad, and the ugly. The best-of and worst-of lists are dominating news and comedy shows. One of my personal favorites is the Conan bit during Y2K… “in the year 2000, in the year 2000.” Maybe you’re already planning a few improvements for you in 2010. With our first child on the way, my wife and I have a lot to ponder during this season. We have tons of new experiences about to hit us this spring.
Along with my personal and family goals, I have some goals for my disc golf game. I want to play more tournaments this year and focus more on my technical skill. 2009 has been more about distance and power. To raise my PDGA rating, I will be practicing a lot of putting as well as a lot of attention to my form. Learning to use more “touch” is something on my to-do list. Have you thought about what you might want to do with your disc golf life in 2010? Do you play competitively? Are you looking to increase skill level, place higher in tournaments? Perhaps not. Maybe your goal is to simply play a round a month. Maybe you want to introduce disc golf to a friend or family member. How about trying another flying disc sport, like Ultimate or Freestyle, or just good ole catch! Whatever your goal, I hope it is one that is meaningful to you and is something you can reasonably attain. So, go ahead and scratch off beating Ken Climo, and give yourself a goal that will keep you focused and enjoying this awesome sport. Take a second and participate in the polls and let us know what you’re thinking for 2010. And don’t say Arby’s.