I have a thing for lists.
I keep a list of books I’ve read, ones I need to read, gifts I should buy people, recipes I want to try, places I want to visit and probably a few dozen others that are varying degrees of mortifying.
Given my propensity for all things organized, I suppose it’s no surprise that I have a few golf lists floating around on post-its and in journals. Blogs I need to write, courses in my area I’d like to play, a list of the clubs I’ve named after PGA pros…I need a list for all my lists.
In keeping with my neurosis, I’ve been casually making a bucket list for 2017, but realized that a large portion of the list pertains specifically to my golf goals. I also have a general bucket list – the “skydive, get a tattoo, marry George Clooney” kind – and recent pages have been taken over by golf-specific dreams and destinations.
Instead of collecting notes and random thoughts all over the place, I’m committing my golf bucket lists to a life on the bandwagon.
- Play five new courses
- Birdie at least one hole (so far, my personal best is parring the last hole of my first golf outing)
- Attend at least three pro golf events (Champions Tour totally counts)
- Blog at least twice per month (with the occasional vlog thrown in)
- Play night golf
- Learn a trick shot
- Find a course near me with GolfBoards
- Meet at least one more #Golfchatter in person
- Introduce at least one person to golf
My goals don’t stop in the short-term. I’ve been slowly adding certain (arguably reasonable) wishes to an overall golf bucket list, while avoiding ridiculous ambitions like “Play for the LPGA.” Success in a tournament format would be a happy accident, but since I still haven’t mastered wearing my golf bag and walking through a doorway without damaging things, I doubt I’ll be teeing it up with Lexi Thompson any time soon.
Golf Bucket List
- Get paid to write about golf
- An ace (obviously)
- Attend the Masters
- Have a club membership
- Shoot 80
- Attend the Waste Management Open
- Golf in at least five different countries
- Play in a tournament
- Attend the Ryder Cup
- Golfing road trip
- Attend at least one LPGA event
It goes without saying that the list is ever-evolving, but for now, I simply have my sights set on “play more than twice this season.” Gotta start somewhere.
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