Yesterday I mentioned I would show you how I keep my stats when I play. There is nothing spectacular or earth shattering about my process, but the simplicity of my method might be helpful. I try to keep these stats during every round because (good or bad) it will help me focus on specifics during my training regime.
This is what my scorecard looks like all cleaned up:
As you can see, I track score, shots off the tee (including par 3s), GIR and Putts. With this basic data, I can easily analyse any possible trends that are developing and make adjustments in the future. Of the data I track, GIR is the most important because it is the score stat. The more GIR I have, regardless of anything else, the greater chance of shooting a low score.
If you are wondering, this is what my scorecard actually looks like after a round:
This is a fairly routine score cared. My score fits my handicap index however, you can see that my putting did not line up with my GIR successes. That happens and I cannot worry about that during just one round. One stat I do not track is distance from the hole on GIR. As I become more immersed in my season, I plan to start tracking it. I figure if it is good enough for Annika Sörenstam , it is good enough for me.
Stats are important to some players; are they important to you?
I am a grateful golfer! See you on the links!