Traditional golf statistics do not give a complete picture of your performance on the course. They are a good starting point, but statistics such as per rounds can be confusing. In this article, I want to focus on why the Fairway Hit is an incomplete figure.
T-shot is important for scoring performance. But if you are only tracking your progress, how much you missed vs. Mileve, then you are not getting the exact representation of your success from T.
I'm going to present an alternative way to track T shots. Hopefully, my different approach will help you manage your expectations more appropriately and will help you focus in improving yourself.
The goal of a T-shot
Whenever you tie it at an equal to 4 or the equivalent 5, then the normal target should hit the ball as long as you can keep it while playing it. Golf is a game of proximity, and modern statistical analysis has proved that your chances of posting a low score increases as you are closer to hitting T. In addition, staying in Fairway is not always a necessity.
Choosing an optimal goal and club selection based on the design of the hole helps improve your chances. In this article, I discussed how to use dispersion analysis and hole layouts to plan my t shots.
Long story short, no matter what level of golfer you are, you want to put the ball in front of you. While incorrect tee shots can not be completely stopped, they can do a great deal of harm to your overall score compared to poor performance.
However, I am against using Fairway as the sole measurement rod of success. I believe that even though you remember a firaway, but still there is a clear way for green with a manageable lie, then I would say that you were successful.
Different level of success
When I Discussed golfer performance from handicap level, I showed that the cost of landing a T-shot in the trees is approximately 1.1 shots. A farewell bunker is even more punitive in 1.4 shots. But the light is rough? This is a penalty of about 1 / 3rd of only one shot. Of course, landing in Fairway gives you the best chance to hit the green, but if you do not keep your t-shot on a small item then all is lost.
In my assessment, it makes sense to group the shot shot results in four different categories:
- Ship's way – A clear way for the right lie, and green.
- Rude – manageable lies, and a clear green way
- problem – In the trees, the Fairway bunker, or some of the toughest lies. Any recovery status that does not make it possible, you will be able to reach green.
- a punishment – If your ball goes out of bounds, is lost, or in a penalty area.
I can not be responsible for every situation on the course, but I think that you can use these four scenarios as simple guides. If you wish, you can also give the last two (trouble / punishment) together. Another warning would be the dreaded top-t shot; You can add it to the category of trouble.
Speaking anecdotally, I can tell you that one of the keys to reducing your score is ending a hassle and fines t shots. Many golfers are troubled by themselves if they miss a fairway. But if you are still in the game, and can easily bring your ball green or near it, then you have ended your prospect to a great extent. Make double bogies. That my friends are the key to becoming a better golfer.
As a side note, you should also warn against trying to make mistakes for yourself while playing aggressive when you arrive in a recovery situation. If you make bogies, you will keep pace with the PGA Tour players, Which I discussed in this article. Get your ball back in the game, and take your medicine.
However, I believe all golfers need to keep track of their statistics, I think that this is a good idea for most of you. With technology, there are Lots of apps And Shot-tracking system It helps you to keep your shots carefully on the course.
You can get very interesting visual representations of your TV shots which can help you make strategic strategic decisions and even evaluate your equipment.
If you track your statistics in an old way, then I encourage you to go beyond the Fairways hit with these four (or three) categories. You can rename the State "Successful T Shots" – and keep track of your percentage of the t shots coming in the first two categories (fareway and rough). For example, suppose you hit 5 firewalls and there were eight other T shots that would avoid trouble and penalties, then your successful TV shots would be 13/18 or 72% for the day. that's not too bad!
I think many of you will find that you can not think of as bad as t. Additionally, if you are finding that the amount of trouble and penalties is sufficient, then it may be worth looking at the source of the problem. This can be a technical problem in the club / goal selection, equipment issues or your golf swing.