Golf Performance Stats Analysis: How To Improve Your Golf Handicap with TheGrint
We are starting a Series of 3 Blog articles to help all the Grinters out there to better understand and utilize the Tools and information we offer to improve your Golf Game and lower your Handicap.
This is the 1st of those Series, we are calling it
Ball Striking – Tee to Green
Like you all know, we are all about improving the Golf Handicap. All we want to do is help you lower that Number to enjoy the Game much more and of course, brag about it. But in order for us (or any other Golfer out there) to improve that Index, you have to know where you are missing, what are your weaknesses and practice those areas to get better.
Now, with TheGrint it is pretty easy to know where your weaknesses are and where you miss the most. All you have to do is track your Score and Stats every time you go out to play and after a few Scores and information you have in your Profile, you will be able to see the Stats and see what you are good at and where you are not.
So, how do you track your golf handicap and golf stats?
Pretty easy. With TheGrint App just track your Score, your Putts, your Hazards and the Tee Accuracy. That’s all we need from you in order for us to give you enough information about your Game; specifically, your weaknesses and strengths.
Here’s an example on how your Golf Stats will look like (after you have Scores uploaded) and how you can improve your Game with this information.
My Golf Handicap is 4.8 and these are my real Stats (if you were wondering…)
Personally, these stats are the ones I use the most to learn about my Game because I can put them together by saying: After hitting the Fairway (on Par 4′s and Par 5′s) my GIR% is 56%, which is not that bad… But how do I use that information?
The first thing is to compare to other golfers in my handicap range (using the Rank Option or the Trends sections on TheGrint Website) to check whether that number is good or bad. In my case, it is actually above average. So I am good in that area, Now what?
Let’s check where I need to improve on… If you see on the other Screenshot (on the App) you will see that on Par 4′s I Hit the Green in Regulation 39% (hitting the Fairway or not), meaning that my problem must be that whenever I miss the Fairway on Par 4′s, I miss badly and it is really hard to Hit the GIR. So if I can improve my Driving Accuracy and leave me with easier shots to the Green, I would hit more greens and shoot better scores.
On the other hand, on Par 5′s I hit the GIR 53% (wether I hit the Fairway or Not with my Tee Shot) but because it is a Par 5, usually when I miss the Fairway with my Tee Shot, I focus on getting back to the Fairway so I can still hit the GIR; that’s why my stats on GIR% on Par 5′s are much Higher than the ones on Par 4′s; and of course this also has to do with the Yardages I leave myself to the Green on Par 5′s in comparison to Par 4′s.
With this information you are able to see on which Holes you need to focus more or, practice harder on something specific. I personally know that, even though I miss my Tee Shots badly, my real problem is the Iron game. I should be able to hit the GIR more often on Par 4′s, regardless of where I end up with my Tee Shot.
Ultimately, my Goal of Hitting more Fairways and GIR will allow me to Putt for Birdies more often, Score better and get my Handicap Lower.
Every Golfers’ Dream… I hope this information helps and remember to keep track of your Stats. It really helps!
Stay tuned for Part 2 of this 3 Part Series of Articles…Blog written by: LadyGrinter