I use a spreadsheet too. Since I'm relearning the game and mostly playing one course, stats are useful to guide me. I track score, putts, % fairways, % GIR, % sand, % penalties and calculate handicap for each round and accumulative. I also note % eagles, birdies, par, bogey, double bogeys, number of 3 putts and weather conditions. If I ever reach a new plateau, I probably won't keep stats so diligently.
Just wondering how people go about tracking the stats from golf rounds and practice sessions.
I count how many shots over par I am on each hole, and then make a note of the main reason why I went over par, ie bad drive, bad short putt, bad mid iron.
When I get home I put it all on a spreadsheet and which ever category cost me the most shots is what I work on until my next games.
Does anyone else a system they like to work with ?
Yes and no, depends on my mood and circumstances. A slow round makes it harder to get into some sort of rhythm and will usually cost me a couple of shots. On the other hand, If I go to a public/muni course on a weekend, I already expect a 5.5-6 hour round so I just take it in stride, enjoy the day and be thankful that I was able to play some golf on that day :)