How to Track Your Golf Stats
A few years back I decided it was time to improve my golf game and didn't know how. I took a couple of lessons (four to be exact) which taught me how to grip the club and helped with my swing, but I didn't know what else to work on.
As my interest in the game grew, I started to learn about handicaps and stats such as Greens in Regulation, Fairways in Regulations, Putts, Sand Saves, and all the other fun stats out there. I then decided it would help my game if I kept track of these so I could see what part of my game needed improvement. So I did...
How Do I Track My Stats?
The best way to explain this is using the picture above. This is a snapshot of my first seven holes at Pine Valley Golf Club in New Jersey, one of the most challenging courses in the world. As you can tell, my scores were not that impressive, but since I was tracking my stats, I can see where my strokes came from.
Take a look at the 2nd hole. You can see my score is a 6 on this par 4 and in the top right an "s" indicates I played out of the sand once and the little number "3" in the bottom right, indicates my putts. What can we conclude? I had a putt to make par after bing in the sand which is great but my 3-putt, cost me and instead of par or bogey, I made double.
Moving on to the 4th hole, you get a good indication of what a scorecard should look like. The "F" in the top left indicates I had a Fairway in Regulation (FIR). This simply means my tee shot landed in the fairway. The "G" in the top right indicates a Green in Regulation (GIR). This means I hit the green on my second shot (it's a par 4) and have a birdie putt. Finally, you can see the bottom right is again the number of putts, in this case it was two and I walked away making my par.Continued on the next page