The year 2013 has an interesting, digits couple—13. Depending on your perspective, 13 can be lucky or unlucky. I suggest that for New Year’s resolutions, Chicagoan golfers involve the number 13.
Before or after their rounds, Chicago’s golfers can explore golf course, rough areas. It is very possible that they can find 13, lost golf balls. However, I have never seen the number 13 stenciled along with the brand/model on any golf balls, so a ball that has 13 on it will likely prove to be very lucky. (Actually, I have never seen any two digit numbers on golf balls; I believe golf ball manufacturers only use one, two and three.)
Golfers can play 13, different golf courses. The Golf Guide in the AT&T Real Yellow Pages (Dex publishes this directory.) lists 67 golf courses in Cook County. Chicago Park District, Forest Preserve golf courses and municipal golf courses have the lowest greens fees.
Can you play 13, golf rounds with only 13 clubs? Chicagoan golfers can certainly do this if they have some hybrid clubs. I suggest that golfers leave behind their chippers or one of their fairway woods (perhaps the 4-wood or 5-wood).
In one purchase, buy golf equipment that costs $13.00 exactly. A box that contains a dozen, new golf balls of a particular brand may cost $13.00 (including sales tax). Golfers can attain this resolution by combining various items: wooden tees, golf glove, used golf balls, etc. to reach the $13.00 amount.
If something remarkable occurs on every, 13th hole that you play this year, make note of it; you will have attained your 2013 golf resolution. (If you see 13 UFOs while playing every 13th hole, you will have exceeded resolution requirements.) I should have waited until Jan. 13 to write this article.