We are here to help you play better for less! Ian Hayes at Zwartkop Country Club
Exploring your golf data and approach shots
You’ll read statistics about golfers on the Professional Tours. A favorite is “greens in regulation”. That’s a nice and easy statistic to keep during your round (remember to build your strokes in where relevant) but I think there’s a more meaningful stat for most of our golfers to keep on their game if they’re looking to improve.
Approach shot performance
For most golfers in the 8 – 20 handicap range their ability to hit the green from 130 – 160 yards with approach shots will tell us a lot about their game.
Keep track of that performance in your game (if you’re in that category of golfer).
Improvement here will almost always have a really big impact on the scorecard.
It also feels great to hit a mid iron high and watch it stop and bite on the green.
If your percentages of greens hit from the 130 – 160 yard range is low, then (and even if your short-game is saving you) come and have a swing assessment. This might be down to the wrong lie angle or shaft length, but it often comes down to one of poor setup; poor aim; out-to-in swing path; or simply a poor swing plane. Don’t rely on your short-game, gain the pleasure of sweetly struck, and accurate approach shots.