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post #55 of 80

I track all of my stats with my skycaddie. Very helpful when planning practice routines. It keeps me focused on what I need to do instead of what I want to do. a2_wink.gif

 

post #56 of 80
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You don't play a lot of golf these days, do you?! Or do you just not enter all your rounds?

 

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I enter virtually all of my rounds. So that answers that, right? ;-)


Do you enter virtually all of your rounds virtually?  Lol.  Looks like you have been busy this year. 

 

post #57 of 80

I second this. It is always fun to practice the stuff you do well, but not very useful to improving your game.

 

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I track all of my stats with my skycaddie. Very helpful when planning practice routines. It keeps me focused on what I need to do instead of what I want to do. a2_wink.gif

 



 

 

post #58 of 80

I don't gaze at my navel that much. To me, the important stats are GIR & percent up/down - If you hit a GIR, that basically takes care of itself - you're putting for a birdie. If you miss a green the up/down percent is the critical stat. The rest of them - driving distance, in fairway, etc. aren't that important - GIR & up/down. There's your strokes.

post #59 of 80
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Originally Posted by Robster 7 View Post

This is an intersting thread. I wish I kept stats because it would be useful to measure against those of a similar standard and those who are better than me. I may start doing it. The only other thing that would be interesting to see would be how many time a week do you practice(off course).

 

For what it is worth, I have calculated that I have spent approximately 1200 to 1300 hours playing and practicing golf since June 2, 2012.  I've played around 170 rounds during that time with the rest of the time spent practicing (range or home including putting in my basement).  It would be great if everyone knew exactly how many hours they had put in to playing and practicing because you could then divide that how long someone has been golfing to get a numerical value of one's talent or natural ability at golf.  Of course that is not a perfect measure since handicaps fluctuate and while there is usually some kind of correlation between years played and skill level, it's not the only correlate.

 

Between reading the responses from those that have been kind enough to share their stats and from the information that I have been seeing/reading/watching over the last several months, it can be reasonably expected that:

 

- there is a very strong correlation between GIR and score, but only to a certain level/handicap. It appears that somewhere around the high single digits is the time where the number of GIR per round mean less and less.  I believe that this is because at this point the quality of one's short game has a much greater impact and can save pars by getting up and down.  Thus the real key is being on the green in regulation or being around the green in regulation.  I wish I had tracked how many greens I was on and or around because I know that it was the main reason that I was able to go from 15.5 to 8.5 in one golf season.  I could see my GIR improvement but it was also about being around the green in regulation which allowed me to sometimes save par.

 

- there is an even stronger correlation between number of holes per round at par or better and one's handicap compared to any other stat I've seen.  There seems to be very little variance at all with this stat because a high number in this statistic almost certainly means at least average if not better than numbers is other key categories.  With all the issues surrounding handicapping and how some people try to artificially increase or decrease them, I'm thinking that number or percentage of holes at par or better per round is an even better way to evaluate one's golfing skill.  Think about it, if this was used instead of or in conjunction with handicap, then sandbaggers could not get away with it because this would take away using one or a few holes to artificially raise a handicap.  Also, it really is all about getting to par, right? 

 

- I've found that the formula out there of 95 - (2 x GIR) = your score, works better the higher one's handicap is.  As the handicap decreases, so does how well this formula works.

 

- the putts per round statistic becomes less and less accurate as a value showing your actual skill at putting as the handicap decreases.  There seems to be a level like GIR where at some point putts per GIR seem more important than overall putts per round (this is just the way that it seems to me as putts per round for a 20 handicapper may be fine but for a 7 handicap there is much more to the story possibly than putts per round and it seems a better stat for the 7 handicapper would be putts per GIR from which is arguable more important to the 7hc versus the 20hc)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

and finally, for those that have mentioned that they should have/want to keep stats.....I suggest a site like www.fairwayfiles.com as it's free and will allow you to keep your main stats over time.  I still have my account that I got before I had an official handicap.  I've found that the site for my official hc through the Maryland Golf Association is not as good at keeping stats which is why I use both.

post #60 of 80
I suppose stats are a bit like the score on a scorecard, they don't tell the entire story. I might try that site though- cheers!
post #61 of 80
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Originally Posted by bjwestner View Post

 

For what it is worth, I have calculated that I have spent approximately 1200 to 1300 hours playing and practicing golf since June 2, 2012.  I've played around 170 rounds during that time with the rest of the time spent practicing (range or home including putting in my basement).  

 

and finally, for those that have mentioned that they should have/want to keep stats.....I suggest a site like www.fairwayfiles.com as it's free and will allow you to keep your main stats over time.  I still have my account that I got before I had an official handicap.  I've found that the site for my official hc through the Maryland Golf Association is not as good at keeping stats which is why I use both.

 

That is fantastic.  Do you work at a golf course?  My GF and friends think I am obsessed with golf and I play about once/week and practice about once/week.

 

I'll look at fairway files.  I used to do Swing by Swing, but got tired of having to put my scores into the phone every time.  I just keep it on the card and then in a spreadsheet now.

post #62 of 80
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For what it is worth, I have calculated that I have spent approximately 1200 to 1300 hours playing and practicing golf since June 2, 2012.  I've played around 170 rounds during that time with the rest of the time spent practicing (range or home including putting in my basement).  It would be great if everyone knew exactly how many hours they had put in to playing and practicing because you could then divide that how long someone has been golfing to get a numerical value of one's talent or natural ability at golf.  Of course that is not a perfect measure since handicaps fluctuate and while there is usually some kind of correlation between years played and skill level, it's not the only correlate.

 

 

- I've found that the formula out there of 95 - (2 x GIR) = your score, works better the higher one's handicap is.  As the handicap decreases, so does how well this formula works.

 

First of all, wow. That's a serious commitment to golf!

 

I started off spending the same amount time or more when I was in weight loss mode. Now that I am closer to my target weight, I spend less time hitting. I probably spent an aggregate of 2/3 the time you did, but my family would argue that. :-$

 

I think I have spent more time, recently, on this forum than actually practicing, but that is about to change for the better.

 

Your formula is pretty good, and summed up my scores to date pretty well. I was getting about 2 GIR and had scores roughly in the low 90's, but feel that will improve soon with more GIR.

post #63 of 80

Keeping your own stats

Hey everyone, 

I'm just curious, how many of you keep your own stats?  (Greens, Fairways, up and downs, sand saves, etc)   Also, are you currently satisfied with your method of stat tracking?   What ways do you use to keep these stats?  Apps, excel, scorecards?   

Thanks for your input.
post #64 of 80
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Originally Posted by biggs810 View Post
 
Hey everyone, 

I'm just curious, how many of you keep your own stats?  (Greens, Fairways, up and downs, sand saves, etc)   Also, are you currently satisfied with your method of stat tracking?   What ways do you use to keep these stats?  Apps, excel, scorecards?   

Thanks for your input.

I've kept hole by hole stats since the early 2000s.   A started logging them at myscorecard.com and quit when it became a pay site.   I've kept my stats at greenskeepr.org since 2007.  I noticed that the GHIN site now offers stat keeping software.  Since I keep an official HC, I plan to use the GHIN website next year to record stats.

 

I promise you.....once you keep real stats,  it will be an eye opening experience.  it sure was for me!!  My stats were all worse than expected...LOL

Most people who 'estimate' their stats are waaaay off..........they have no clue what their stats reallyare.  I can tell by some of the responses in this thread that some responses are only guesses...LOL  The guessers give stats in whole numbers!!!  This thread is clearly about stat-keeping, so I don't understand why people who clearly don't keep stats are offering their best guess and posting in this thread.


Edited by BuckeyeNut - 11/21/13 at 6:01pm
post #65 of 80

I just use greenskeeper.org, I wish they had some more detailed charts to help analyze your game, but overall it's really nice, especially for free!

post #66 of 80
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Originally Posted by bjwestner View Post

 

For what it is worth, I have calculated that I have spent approximately 1200 to 1300 hours playing and practicing golf since June 2, 2012.  I've played around 170 rounds during that time with the rest of the time spent practicing (range or home including putting in my basement).  

 

and finally, for those that have mentioned that they should have/want to keep stats.....I suggest a site like www.fairwayfiles.com as it's free and will allow you to keep your main stats over time.  I still have my account that I got before I had an official handicap.  I've found that the site for my official hc through the Maryland Golf Association is not as good at keeping stats which is why I use both.

 

That is fantastic.  Do you work at a golf course?  My GF and friends think I am obsessed with golf and I play about once/week and practice about once/week.

 

I'll look at fairway files.  I used to do Swing by Swing, but got tired of having to put my scores into the phone every time.  I just keep it on the card and then in a spreadsheet now.

 

 

I use swing by swing now.

 

I like I can track how far I hit the ball, score, penalty strokes, if I take a bunker shot, and putts.

 

I then transfer that information into a spreadsheet that I keep that has a tons of information including a breakdown of par 3, 4, and 5 birdies, pars, bogeys, etc., putts, GIR, scrambles, sand saves, and a lot more.

post #67 of 80

My method for recording stats on the course is very elementary..........

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I keep my own card for stat keeping..... Even if I'm in a game with others, I still keep my own card. it's easy to track all the major stats without marking the card like crazy.

 

The above is how I mark my card during play......

If I have a SS...I mark it with an s.....if I fail....I mark with an s with a line through it.  When recording hole by hole stats, scrambling stats are calculated automatically depending on if I hit the GIR or not.

post #68 of 80

I use the "Your Golf" app on my phone to keep track of the actual stats.   On the scorecard itself, I use up a lot of the empty spots with details that I transfer to the app.   I use arrows to indicate a missed fairway and direction, a star to indicate when I am on the fairway off the tee.   I will indicate an "S" if I end up in the sand , "O" for OOB and also record the number of putts.  I also keep track of which club I used off the tee (the app asks for it)..    The app itself will fill in the GIR based on the # of putts,.  It also does the average score, the average # of putts, etc...   All in all, it's a pretty good app for just keeping stats..

post #69 of 80

I created my own excel spreadsheet which records:

 

- GIR

- FIR

- Driver Accuracy (if fairway hit)

- Hybrid/Wood Accuracy (did it go to intended target)

- Iron Accuracy (same as above)

- Chip/Pitch Accuracy (same as above)

- Total Putts

- Putting Average

- Bunkers

- Sand Saves

- Scrambling

- Overall Score

 

Then it does a seperate sections for:

 

- Score Summary (birdies, par etc)

- Shot Summary (number of shots with each different type of club e.g. 30 putts, 1 penalty, 8 hybrid shots)

 

I then throw this into an 'Overall' summary, which gives me my averages since I've been recording. I've got conditional formatting formulaes that works out whether I've reached my current targets e.g. 8 FIR - Green if 8+ or Red if <8.

 

Normally do this on the Monday after a weekends round. I just plug all my shots into it and it works out all the above. Finding it really useful to see where I need to improve!

 

 

Example below:

 

 

 

 

post #70 of 80

My skycaddie tracks the more important ones for me. From there I can pull the info off of the website.

 

The only glitch is when I get GIR and putt one off of the green - it does not know how to handle that.

post #71 of 80
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Originally Posted by klaymon View Post

I am going to develop my own shortly, but for the time being I use www.oobgolf.com. I like the interface they have and the things I can track there. Plus, it's free.


www.oobgolf.com is awesome.  :dance:

post #72 of 80

Decided I want to track my stats this year.  For anyone who does/has done so, how'd you do it? By hand? Excel (I'm thinking of going with the spreadsheet).  

 

For those who use Excel, is there a way to write formulas that give you your percentage of fairways hit, greens hit, etc.?  Sorry, I'm completely incompetent when it comes to Excel.  

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