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Does anyone take a notepad and record info while they play?  like one of those small spiral ones that fit in your back pocket?

 

recording...missed or hit fairways, GIR, clubs hit, putts, penalty strokes..etc??

 

I think I will start trying that.

 

any opinions or thoughts?

post #2 of 7

I don't generally carry one during the round, but I have a miniature notebook that I keep in the car for if I discover something important. For example, my most recent thing was about how I finally got my swing to bottom out more forward to improve my ballstriking, and I have other random things that seem to help in there. Then, when I go out to the range I can bring this with me to try and remember what to work on, since I have a terrible memory. I also write down the most important parts of lessons in there.

post #3 of 7
I used to do this, but I found that recording a lot of information was a distraction from playing. I do, however, record a bunch of stats on my scorecard, such as GIR, fairways hit, number of putts and penalty strokes.

This is easily done on the next tee while I wait for my playing partners to tee off and provides plenty of information to work with. I can use this information to "replay" the round in my head later and make notes if I really wanted to.
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Originally Posted by btritschler View Post

Does anyone take a notepad and record info while they play?  like one of those small spiral ones that fit in your back pocket?

 

recording...missed or hit fairways, GIR, clubs hit, putts, penalty strokes..etc??

 

I think I will start trying that.

 

any opinions or thoughts?


Most of those stats u can do with a scorecard, just enter stats instead of players. I usually split a scorebox, for example on a Par5, I would write 3/2... 3 hits to the green, and 2 putt. U can also find golfer logbooks which has a built in grid, great for stats of that order and fits in your pocket.

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post #5 of 7
I used to write a ton of stuff down in a notebook but then I would never look at it. I have a fairly extensive memory so I usually rely on that.
post #6 of 7

All of the things that the OP mentioned I keep track of on my scorecard... if you do it right it only takes two rows on the card.

 

First row of boxes contains score, then a small arrow in the top right to indicate if I hit the fairway (up) or missed it to the left or right. In the bottom left corner of the box I write how many putts I had. In the second row I indicate if I hit the green with a "G" or if not if I had an up-and-down (UD) or sand-save (SS) opportunity. If I do have a shot at one of those but miss it I still write it but cross it out. In the bottom right of those boxes I'll indicate the length of my first putt and the bottom right I'll note penalty strokes if I had any.

 

I plug that info into my computer (I use Scorecard) and it uses that to spit out a ton of different stats.

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Thanks alot tristanhilton...I think I'll use that....looks good  and easy to do...

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