This month we look at how statistics have become a crucial part of modern golf – and how the HNA App can help you keep track of the important figures in your game.
Practise with purpose
Golfers who are serious about improving their games will benefit from keeping track of their statistics. By tracking your numbers every time you play, you can learn your strengths and weaknesses and discover which parts of your game need the most work.
This means that the next time you go to the range you can set some goals based on your stats and work on the parts of your game that need it the most, unlike the majority of golfers who work on the same thing at the range every time.
It works, because the numbers don’t lie.
For example, the average golfer hits 35 putts per round, finds 48% of fairways and finds the green in regulation 29% of the time. How do your numbers compare?
To get started, it’s a good idea to keep track of the following:
- Total score
- Fairways hit (and which side you missed)
- Greens in regulation
- Scrambling (up and downs)
- Number of putts
One way of keeping track is to create an Excel spreadsheet. Alternatively, the HNA Handicaps & Tournament App offers this function to those golfers who subscribe to the Premium version of the App. Golfers are able to keep these statistics and more from their rounds, and can use these to learn which parts of their games need the most attention.
In a recent article in Golf Monthly, the writer looked at the statistical differences between a scratch golfer and an 18-handicapper, based on 540 million recorded shots from 11.5 million rounds of golf. It made for fascinating reading as it showed exactly where the high-handicappers lose most of their shots, compared to the scratch golfer. Check out the graphic below to see how these golfers compare – and where you fit on the continuum.
Did you know?
You now have more power over the HNA app’s interface. Once logged in, navigate to Settings > UI Settings, where you can change the following:
- Hole summary — when switched on, a hole-by-hole summary is shown when navigating from one hole to the next in the Events section.
- Show arrows — turn this on if you wish to use up/down arrows or +/- buttons to change values instead of swipe scrolling.
- Use swipe to switch between tabs — turning this on will allow you to switch between tabs by tapping and swiping instead of just tapping.
- Use ring — when switched on, your adjusted gross score will be limited to the max score with a ring when scoring hole by hole.
Quote of the Month
“There is no such thing as natural touch. Touch is something you create by hitting millions of golf balls.” – Lee Trevino.