Performance Metrics 2: Scorecard Stats Are Your Secret Weapon

8 Responses

  1. Wynn says:

    I have started keeping the details of each round, as you have suggested in this thoughtful video. Transferring the data to the score tracker soon after the round gives me time to think about what went right, what could have been better and what was a disaster while the round is fresh in my mind. After today, slant board and right knee stack will be priorities at the next practice session.
    On another note, the downhill chip technique you taught me produced an up and down par to tie the first playoff hole in a match that I won on the next hole.
    Wynn

  2. Edwin says:

    Hi Eric,

    Thanks for the reminder…it’s so easy to lose focus about what is really going to improve your score. Pounding balls on the range might be therapeutic for the mind and body, but honing skills where you need the most improvement is the way to better scores…period.

    Edwin

    • Eric Jones, MA, PGA says:

      Thanks Edwin. Fixing the swing for the sake of having a better swing is a wild goose chase. Better to address swing issues for the purpose of improving specific parts of performance, and specifically one of the aspects of shotmaking: Direction, Distance Control, or Shot Shape. It’s even better if you can systematically measure whether your swing changes are improving your shot making. That’s when you know you are on the right track. If I am working on direction (as I am right now with my driver), I’ll measure my progress by hitting a set of 10 balls at a target and then track the results. Any swing change I make is for the sole purpose of improving consistent accuracy. As I keep hitting 10-ball sets I can track my progress and evaluate whether or not the swing changes are the right ones. I’ll have more to say on how to practice like this in the next newsletter. Thanks for your comment!

  3. jgary says:

    Many thoughts on how to improve your game. Im always working on my game even while playing with my friends during a round of golf. This has brought up some interesting points which i will try, thank you for the advice!

    • Eric Jones, MA, PGA says:

      Thanks for the comment. One thing I try to always do is keep a target focus when I play. During my post shot routine I observe the results as well as swing tendencies, but I resist trying to fix them on the course. Instead I take my post-shot observations and address swing issues when I am on the range. I’ve done thousands of on-course playing lessons and every time a student starts focusing on their swing their scores go south. I’d suggest a strategy of Observe and Adjust when you play, and address swing issues on the range. You’ll have a lot more fun on the course.

  4. Tom H says:

    Hi Eric,
    This seems like a great system. It appears that you have offered us your system, but I can not find the excel spreadsheet of your Scorecard Tracker?
    Thanks,
    Tom

    • Eric Jones, MA, PGA says:

      Hi Tom,
      The ScoreTracker comes as a bonus to all golfers who purchase The 5 Keys To Distance. But I’ll be happy to send you the spreadsheet if you send me a note at HelpDesk@ TargetCenteredGolf.com. Include your name and a short note requesting ScoreTracker. Please use it and come back here to post a comment about what you learn. Cheers!

  1. 2012/06/27

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