Have you been looking to improve your scoring? How about your golf game in general? Golf is more fun when you are hitting the ball well and posting good numbers. I found some interesting stats that were published from Golf Digest in 2001 and wanted to share them with everybody. It compares Tiger’s key stats with golfers of different abilities. If you want to play like Tiger, here is what your numbers should look like.
GIR (Greens in Regulation out of 18)
If your You hit this handicap is many greens 36 0 18 3 9 8 4.5 10 Scratch 12 Tiger 14 (12 in 2011)
Fairways hit per round (out of 14)
If your You hit this handicap is many fairways 36 0 18 5 9 8 4.5 10 Scratch 11 Tiger 10 (7 in 2011)
Greenside up-and-downs (%)
If your You get up and handicap is down this often 36 0% 18 17 9 46 4.5 60 Scratch 77 Tiger 85 (less than 75% in 2011)
Sand saves (%)
If your You get up and down handicap is from sand this often 36 0% 18 0 9 7 4.5 31 Scratch 51 Tiger 57.3 (44.8 in 2011)
Putts per round
If your You take this handicap is many putts per 18 36 41 18 35 9 32 4.5 30 Scratch 29 Tiger 28.76 (29.5 2011)
Copyright Golf Digest 2001
If you want to improve your game, the numbers have to show it. The easiest way to start scoring better: Work from ‘green to tee.’ Start with your putts, then chipping, sand shots, and hitting the green from 100 yards in. Basically start from strokes around the green and slowly work your way up to shots closer to the tee.
It comes as no surprise that Tiger is struggling this year. All of his key stats in 2011 (In red) are down compared to ten years ago. He is a +13 handicap and his stats this year are worst than a scratch player (0 Handicap). The numbers always tell a story. What do your numbers tell you?
With that said, I will see you on the first tee.
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