Let's get into it.
1. Make the most of winter golf
It can be hard to convince yourself to get out on the course when it's wet and cold; however, if you do, you will undoubtedly reap the rewards in the summer.
If you can play well when you're wet and cold, you can play well when the sun is shining, so be sure to wrap up warm and get out there to tackle the elements. Your golf game will thank you.
2. Practice putting
The quickest way to bring your scores down is to improve your putting. While putting practice may not be as fun as getting on the range and smoking 100 balls with your driver, it will dramatically improve your chances of bringing your handicap down.
3. Play a bucket list course
Whether it's The Old Course or Marco Simone Country Club, 2024 is the time to knock off a bucket list course. While they may be expensive, playing an elite course will undoubtedly be an experience to remember.
4. Plan a golf trip
Life is too short to wait around for one of your friends to organise a golf trip. Be the mastermind and get booking yourself. Whether it's Portugal or further afield, like Bandon Dunes, you won't regret booking the trip of a lifetime.
5. Introduce someone to golf
You don't have to have the backing of PIF to grow the game, you can do it yourself. Take a mate down the range or invite a member of your family for a quick nine holes. You can never have enough golf partners.
6. Make realistic goals
While we would all love to be playing off scratch this time next year, setting some more realistic goals might lead to a more satisfying reflection period in the new year. Whether it's breaking 90 or having your first birdie, any milestone should be celebrated.
7. Watch live golf
Nothing quite compares to hearing professional golfers hit a driver off the tee, and while it sounds good on TV, it sounds even better live. If you want to gain a better appreciation for how good the best in the world are, see if you can witness it for yourself by attending a live golf event in 2024.
8. Get custom fit
We bang on about custom fitting a lot here at GolfMagic, but there is honestly no better way to set yourself up for success than having the right clubs. There are countless custom fitting centres up and down the country to meet your needs, and one of our favourites is Custom Golf Works in Woking.
9. Track performance
Figuring out where you consistently lose shots can be tricky at times, so to take the stress away, we highly recommend tracking your performance in 2024 with a product like Arccos. Not only will you better understand how to improve, but you can also see which clubs in your bag are earning and costing you shots during your round.
Using Arccos will also allow you to look back on your golf in 2024 with incredible detail and accuracy.
10. Play faster
This should go without saying, but everyone should be aiming to play a little faster in 2024.