A new year calls for new resolutions. It’s time to wipe the worries of 2017 away and start over with a fresh new slate. Dust off your clubs, stock up on tees and forget about all those three putts. Enjoy your golf game even more this season by taking up these New Year’s resolutions. By Sam Tremlett

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10 New Year’s Resolutions for every Golfer

A new year calls for new resolutions. It’s time to wipe the worries of 2015 away and start over with a fresh new slate. Dust off your clubs, stock up on tees and forget about all those three putts. Enjoy your golf game even more this season by taking up these New Year’s resolutions.

1. Become a member of a club 

Joining a club will help you save money on fees and also help you meet new people.

Sanderson Farms Championship

2. Plan a trip 

Round up both your old and new golfer buddies, and take a well-deserved getaway.

Palm Beach Gardens, Florida

3. Take at least one lesson to improve your greatest weakness

Focus in one area of your game that needs some extra attention. Whether it be chipping, pitching or driving, don’t hesitate to book a golf lesson.

Judy Murray receives golf lesson

4. Hole-in-one

This could be your year. With all the improvements you’ll be making, there’s no reason for you not to score that hole-in-one you’ve been dreaming about.

Billy Andrade celebrates

5. Lower score

It’s not just about having the perfect mechanics, work on strategy and decision making to bring your score down.

PGA Championship Scoreboard

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6. Not to dwell on mistakes

Don’t carry all your slip-ups with you to the last hole – play in the moment.

Tom Kite reacts after a missed birdie

7. Get in shape 

Golf shape that is. Focus on core strength and flexibility to improve your swing.

Stuart Appleby stretches on the fairway

8. Drop your handicap

Set goals high (or in this case, low) to get your handicap down.

golf ball and driver

9. Play out of your comfort zone

We can’t help that we’re creatures of habit, but making a point to break it is the first step. Grab your mates or play a round on your own on a brand new course.

Louis Oosthuizen at the 2015 British Open

10. Practice, Practice, Practice

Find the time to hit the driving range. It might not be the most exciting part of golf, but consistency is important. Take the time to really work on your swing.

Players practice on the driving range

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