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By MMcgowan

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  1. What kind of stat tracking do you guys do/use. I've just got a game golf. I used to just have a rough idea of yardages but that was it, I didn't really track any stats. Did you find your game improved once you started tracking?

  2. MRoseski

    MRoseski
    Palm Harbor, FL

    It all depends on what you do with the stats. I keep track of basic stuff like Fairways hit, Greens in regulation, Number of putts, Sand Saves/Up and Down.

    The nice thing is it gives you an idea of what you can focus working on during practice sessions. Practice with a purpose can help you improve your game.
  3. Yeah I use “18 Birdies” and it helps you track all of this plus GPS for free. You can pay for more features as well.
  4. I tried just writing down some stats, like on the scorecard I would write a 'f' if I hit fairway 'gir' and so on. But would find halfway round I would get bored of doing it and it took a bit of concentration away from my game. That's what lead me to get a game golf set, so that I can just play and then analyse it afterwards and after a while would have built up a good amount of stats that will point me in the right direction for what to work on
  5. Darryl M

    Darryl M
    Wichita, KS

    I have always kept the basic stats FW, GIR, Putts Up/Dn. The one stat I added a few years ago was direction on my missed fairways. It has helped me learn where my typical miss is with driver.

    By knowing where I typically miss I can eliminate that other part of the fairway by knowing I'll miss more to the opposite side vs the other.

    Jack Nicklaus always said he never thought about missing to the left side of the fairway because his miss was mostly to the right. If you know that it is helpful for the mental side of golf.

    Many years ago I kept my stats on Team Titleist as they had a area called "My Game" that let you record rounds & stats. Gosh I miss that....

    DM
  6. Coble

    Coble
    Denver, CO

    Just reading your comment. Any idea why TT removed the "My Game" stat tracker?
  7. That's a good thing to bear in mind, I tend to draw the ball but muy miss is a push to the right which doesn't help when starting the ball right-side of the fairway to bring it back. I will keep an eye on it and see what my percentage of miss shots are
  8. MRoseski

    MRoseski
    Palm Harbor, FL

    I have been using the scorecard feature in Golflogix and it's been wonderful. It not only keeps the basic stats such as Fairways, GIR, Putts but it allows you to enhance that with Fairway/greenside bunkers, Chips/Pitches, Penalties and even where your miss was on Putts and Tee shots. I learned quickly that 70% of my Putts missed short.
  9. Will have to have a look into that
  10. SJW PM

    SJW PM
    Pennsylvania

    One stat I like to track for tee shots is if my tee shot allows for a shot at the green (meaning it is still in play and not obstructed or in a hazard). Even if a tee shot is not in the fairway does not necessarily mean it was a bad shot. For those who have used Decade Golf you learn that sometimes a missed fairway is because your tee shot was off a bit but also you were avoiding a potential hazard. So track your FIR and also your tee shot in play.
  11. Scott C.

    Scott C.
    Irvine, CA

    SJW PM said:

    One stat I like to track for tee shots is if my tee shot allows for a shot at the green (meaning it is still in play and not obstructed or in a hazard). Even if a tee shot is not in the fairway does not necessarily mean it was a bad shot. For those who have used Decade Golf you learn that sometimes a missed fairway is because your tee shot was off a bit but also you were avoiding a potential hazard. So track your FIR and also your tee shot in play.

    This is interesting. I have a few holes on my course, where I overplay certain sides of the fairway because of a hazard. Sometimes a shot's idea landing area is also due to the pin locations. A miss might be a miss in terms of FWYs, but not a miss in terms of scoring ability.
  12. Felipe P

    Felipe P
    Melbourne, VIC

    I keep things simple. I keep track of my FIR, GIR and double bogey-free days.
  13. That's what I've done for years but got fed up of trying to mark it on my score card as I'm going round and found it started taking the fun out of the game. Found that since getting the game golf I don't have to worry I just see that stats at the end of the round
  14. Always track these! Help me in understanding my outcomes!
  15. Eric H

    Eric H
    Ridgway, PA

    hash tag stat that!
  16. Teedz

    Teedz
    Fresno, CA

    I always keep track of GIR, FIR and putts in a round. I would definitely recommend also getting a gapping session so you have an idea of how far you hit each club on average. Though when you do one, make a note of how warm it was if you do it outside. I say this because if you do one outside in like 90+ degree heat, you will hit the ball (on average) of 7-10 yards farther than if you are playing in like 60 degree weather.
  17. I done a gapping a while ago which was pretty good. I'm in the UK so it's always mild or raining apart from the 4 days of summer we get a year
  18. Paul T

    Paul T
    alpharetta, GA

    I'll track stats at specific points in time vs analyzing after every round. Example, when I thought I needed a new putter - I paid attention to putts per round, looked back at past stats. After new putter - tracked again to see if any improvement. Usually stick to GIR, FW hit type stats. Of course this may explain why I am not very good.
    Was interesting - at one point I did look into some of the stats and found I was short to the pin a crazy high %...very eye opening.
  19. Abdon M

    Abdon M
    Northern California (because it's a big state)

    I use Arccos and I like the strokes gained number it produces; Arccos breaks down the number, so you know which areas you need to improve on.
  20. I was thinking of shot scope but have game golf at the mo so it's justifying paying out
  21. JHamrick

    JHamrick
    Hurricane, WV

    MMcgowan said:

    I was thinking of shot scope but have game golf at the mo so it's justifying paying out

    Check out The Grint app. I find it really useful.

    18Birdies also lets you track shots for free, and can help you get a general idea on your distances for each club. Its not as easy as Arccos, but its free.
  22. Robert J

    Robert J
    Grafton, Oh

    Military
    I tried to keep track of stats a few years ago, but i was spending too much time looking at numbers, writing down things, and not playing golf. The only number I worry about now is score, I have been playing long enough to know what I need to work on.

    This is just my opinion, some people might like keep stats and are data driven, which is fine for them.
  23. play18

    play18
    Aurora, IL

    Understanding your performance analytics post-round provides valuable feedback on areas for improvement. I tracked my shots via SkyCaddy the past couple of seasons, but I will try using Arccos smart grips this season. Monitoring and correcting shots with SkyCaddy was a hassle and took my focus away from the course. I'm hopeful the Arccos system stores data more efficiently for my post-round review.

    Any data you track and use for improvement will help you achieve your goals.
  24. N Anthony S

    N Anthony S
    Virginia Beach, VA

    I use Golfshot Pro. The one issue I have is that I forget to change the club from the suggested club by the program. I too was thinking of trying the Arccos system. I will be curious to see how well it works.
  25. 100% agree

    There is multi-level scorebooks that you put in your back pocket. They have a Junior, Amateur and Tour Edition. The Tour scorebook also has a club management system for quick access to yardages and it also has pin sheets for hole locations and notes.

    Scorelocker.com.
  26. i started gaming the arccos last season and loved it, i ended up getting the belt clip bc i dont like having my phone in the pocket though
  27. I hate using my phone on the course, so I use a scorebook.

    There is multi-level scorebooks that you put in your back pocket. They have a Junior, Amateur and Tour Edition. The Tour scorebook also has a club management system for quick access to yardages and it also has pin sheets for hole locations and notes.

    Scorelocker.com.
  28. I had Arccoss with AppleWatch before and it is fantastic if is not the subscription, I believe shotscope might be my next to go since is a one-time purchase with no subscription needed, and it will be able to automatically track stat, and we can focus on playing and enjoying the game rather than busy writing down.
  29. I track the basics, but only after the round. I almost replay it and look for ways to improve, or give me some insight for the next time I play.
  30. John M

    John M
    Asheville, North Carolina

    Military
    I write down fairways hit/misses, approaches/misses, Saves, Putts, Club distances for approach shots, worst shot/best shot. At home, I'll do the math and figure out the percentages of where I missed on drives and approaches, putts per hole, putts per GIR, putts per non-GIR. I put them on a spread sheet and do averages every quarter and at the end of the year. I get some surprising stats. For example, this past year, my gut feeling was that I was poor at getting up and down but my average number of putts was noticibly less on non-GIR holes as on holes with a GIR. So, in the off season, I focused on lag putting and its helped a lot. I always liked stats in school and work and it's kind of nerdy type fun for me when I do them for golf.
  31. write down the length of your first putt on every hole, doesn't matter if it is for birdie or bogey. See how many times you had a first putt under 10 ft and what was your make % - i would say a good make % would be 70% or higher and for the holes you had a first putt longer than 10 ft. keep your average putts at 2. Anything below 2 on the 10ft+ putts or higher than 70% on the under 10ft is a good day.
  32. Lawrence W

    Lawrence W
    Lake Clake Shores, FL

    Military

    Dave M said:

    write down the length of your first putt on every hole, doesn't matter if it is for birdie or bogey. See how many times you had a first putt under 10 ft and what was your make % - i would say a good make % would be 70% or higher and for the holes you had a first putt longer than 10 ft. keep your average putts at 2. Anything below 2 on the 10ft+ putts or higher than 70% on the under 10ft is a good day.

    Tour average on 10ft putts is 40%
  33. my 70% is an arbitrary number for ALL first putts inside 10 feet whether it is from 1 foot, or a maximum length of 10 ft.
  34. I do the same, always pace off my first put distance.

    Scorelocker.com.

    There is multi-level scorebooks that you put in your back pocket. They have a Junior, Amateur and Tour Edition. The Tour scorebook also has a club management system for quick access to yardages and it also has pin sheets for hole locations and notes.
  35. Bryan C.

    Bryan C.
    Dallas, TX

    Hey,

    I just use the simple FIR, GIR, and Putts. Have three lines for it on the scorecard and put a check, left, or right, and then number of putts.

    I find that this paints a great picture at the end of the road to what was working, what wasn't working, and what was my trouble for the day.

    Thank you!
  36. Try theses..

    Scorelocker.com.

    There is multi-level scorebooks that you put in your back pocket. They have a Junior, Amateur and Tour Edition. The Tour scorebook also has a club management system for quick access to yardages and it also has pin sheets for hole locations and notes.
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