Greens in regulation (GIR) is the the one stat that I tops all others. Of course the challenge of achieving a high GIR percentage is something I try to work at most of the time. It sets up great scores and helps build confidence in your ball striking. For example, yesterday during my round I shot my season high of 14 greens in regulation (78%). This GIR percentage helped me comfortably loop the round without any fear hitting a poor shot. It was a great day and my success makes me think about what went right.
As I thought about how my GIR set up my game for success, I found these four things Chris Ryan talks about in his video.
The primary point that Chris makes that was really important to improving my GIR was understanding my dispersion distance. Has Chris says, if I was to hit 20 balls from 120 yards, my dispersion rate would be the distance between my farthest ball in the cardinal points. Once this is established, I can determine my aim point in relation the pin location. It is a very simple concept, but one that is highly important to hitting the green more often than not!
Obviously the rest of his points, know your distances, club selection and committing to the shot are critical as well, but for my game, understanding my dispersion rate tops the list.
There are many ways to improve your GIR percentage and maybe you have something that works for you. If you do, please share so that we can all learn.
I am a grateful golfer! See you on the links!