Putting It All Together
Use your tournament stats to focus your practice
Many other sports like football and
basketball use game film to review
what they need to practice. In
tournament golf there is no game film
as we commonly know it so you have to
Every competitive round you play
should be mapped, in other words,
statistics kept. More than just
tracking fairways hit or GIR or putts,
there are a variety of stats that
really give insight to your game and
to which your practice should be
One good example is up & downs. Every
short game shot to save par should be
graded as to it's difficulty, easy
medium and hard. A chip shot from the
fringe or collar of the green to a pin
15 feet away straight uphill is easy.
80-90% of those should result in a par
and if not..well what are you going to
practice the next time? Your driver?
If Mom or Dad is there at your
tournament they need to keep detailed
records of your play, it's your game
film. Here are some of the ones to be
Greens missed -direction -left or right
First putt distance
Bounce Back Average (score on
next hole after a bad hole)
Bogeys per round
Worst than bogey holes per round
Birdies per round
Par 5 scoring average
Are there are many more.
You'll be surprised how quickly you'll
see your trends.
Play well !
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