Although it is questionable whether or not it is a good idea to play golf by only paying attention to the score, the score is the most objective indicator of one’s performance and ability, so it should be worthwhile to take a closer look at it and not get attached to it. As many of you may know, it is now possible to analyze your score easily and in detail with the help of a smartphone or PC.
Data Entry and Apps
In order to keep track of your scores, you will naturally need to keep the data you need during your round. There are two ways to do this: (1) use a smartphone app to enter the data directly while playing, or (2) handwrite the data on a scorecard and enter it later from your phone or PC. However, if you feel that the act of using your smartphone during your round interferes with your concentration, you may want to enter your scores into the app after your round or during long waiting periods during your round. However, if you feel that the act of using your phone during a round is a distraction, it may be better to enter your scores into the app after the round or during long waiting periods during the round.
If you are not afraid of using your phone during a round, I recommend using such a tool to enter scores during the round. In that case, in addition to the hole-by-hole score, you will also have to enter data such as 1) fairways kept, 2) putts, 3) saves from bunkers, 4) penalties, etc. If you do this, you will automatically get various analysis results later, i.e., your playing tendencies, strengths and weaknesses, etc. The value and use of data
The Value and Use of Data
By inputting data into the system, you can analyze data and statistics that show your true ability, such as average putts, fairway holding percentage, and par on percentage. By checking and analyzing these data, you will be able to understand your tendencies, strengths and weaknesses, and you will be able to identify issues that you need to work on. This kind of score management is extremely useful for those who want to make steady efforts to improve. In addition, when you enter your score data, you can also get your handicap, although it is not official.
For example, those who putt a lot should practice their short game (approach and putt) more, and those who have a low fairway holding rate or a high OB rate should think about what they need to do to avoid bending their tee shots. The results of the analysis will make this clear.
Also, if you manage your score in this way, you will naturally know how good your handicap really is. For those who are not aware of their handicap, it is not unlikely that they will find that their ability is better than expected.