Local Golfers Turn Focus to New Year

Some New Years' Resolutions For Your Golf Game

It’s the time of year for self-reflection and self-improvement, and evidently that applies on the golf course as well.

As many round out their list of New Years’ resolutions, Newscenter 25 Sports went to the Club at Colony Creek Monday to speak with local golfers about their goals to improve their game in 2019. Some, like 60-year player and Chicago native Bob Sobczak, are trying to set a hard line for themselves.

“I almost made birdie on the last hole, so that’s a good way to end the year,” Sobczak said. “My resolution for 2019 is first, get my right foot operated on, and then after that get my handicap back to 10 again. Right now it’s at 13.”

Others, meanwhile, are less focused on the numbers and more on the experience.

“Basically, get to play with different people,” said former Flyer golfer and incoming Mens’ Golf Association President Kerry Culberson. “Golf is such a great game to meet people and play. So I would say just get out and play and meet new people.”

Whether you’re looking to cut strokes or find new playing partners, it’s obvious that bettering yourself on the course is far from a tap-in putt. Colony Creek Assistant Pro Becky Benchot says like any resolution, the key lies in sticking with it.

“Yes, golf is a frustrating game,” Bechot said with a smile. “Just practice, put the work into it and eventually it’ll show.”

For those looking to get an early start, The Club at Colony Creek will be back open for 2019 on New Years’ Day at 9 am.