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​After each round, spend five minutes going back through your day and jot down in a notebook some of your key stats. 

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These can provide you with some information about your strengths and weaknesses and arm you with the knowledge about where exactly you should be focusing your practice time.

Here are some key areas that you should be recording.

TEE SHOTS
How many fairways you hit and where your misses were. This could look something like: Fairways 8/14 {4R, 2L}

APPROACH SHOTS
How many greens you hit in regulation and where your misses ended up. This could look like: Greens 9/18 {5R, 2L, 2S}

UP AND DOWN
How many times you got the ball ‘up and down’ when you were within 20 paces of the green edge. Within this section, it is useful to have a ‘notes’ addition for greenside shots that aren’t exactly up and down opportunities as a result of a bad lie.

Up and down recordings might look like: U&Ds 4/11 [N: 3/7 poor lie]

BUNKER
How many times you got the ball ‘up and down’ from a greenside bunker. Again, ‘notes’ can help here for clarity. Bunker recordings might look like: BKR 0/1 [N: poor lie, 35 yards from flag]

PUTTING
How many putts you took for the day. Also, how many putts you took for each 'green in regulation' (GIR). Within this section it is advised to have a notes section which can help with later analysis. Putting records might look as follows: Total Putts 31, GIR 17 [N: greens poor, recently hollow-cored, missed 3 times within 4 feet]

PHOTO: Charley Hull and her caddy taking notes during the Evian Championship in 2014. Photo by Golffile.


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