yourstats is infinitely flexible so to advise on all potential routes would not be
possible but here is a sample of how you can look for your objectives. It is taken
from two rounds of real data, scored by a young man off four handicap in an Assistant
Before starting his competition, the player was advised by his boss, the Club Pro,
to leave his driver in the bag. He’s an animal. He hits the ball so far that it
sometimes forgets to come back down again. But unfortunately it’s not always in
the intended direction. As you will see, he ignored the advice. Follow the numbered
sequence and start to see into his real problems.
1. The starting point is his score statistics for the 2 rounds. Bogeys and double bogeys count for over 40% of the holes that he played. Objective number one is to move the graph to the left, in other words reduce the double bogeys into bogeys, the bogeys into pars and the pars into birdies. Where were the bad holes and what caused them?
2. Reducing the number of holes to front nine and back nine comparisons (only one of the graphs has been reproduced), shows us that on the front nine over 50% of the holes were bogeys. This drops to under 20% on the back nine. Perhaps we can now see where his problem lies but what is it? Is it his putting?
3. Looking at the putting statistics for all holes on both rounds we can see that although his putting isn’t setting the world alight he only three putted once and he two putted over 70% of the greens. If he’s only taking one and two putts then he must be dropping shots from tee to green. If his driver is causing problems he could be finding himself in trouble off the tee. How is he performing with the driver?
4. Switching off all the clubs in the club analysis screen and then selecting just the 1 wood shows a wide scattering of drives. However most of those represent just one shot and over 70% are either on target or just right. Note there seems to be a larger proportion going right, including far right, than left. If most of the drives are going where he wants them then the driver cannot be his problem. Is it his approach to the green?
5. Selecting shots that led to the requirement of a chip, ie he finished somewhere around the edges of the green, we find that he needed 21 chips in 36 holes. That’s an awful lot of missed greens. The club analysis lists the shots in club order and closer inspection reveals that 12 of the shots were with woods or long irons, so if he is over 200 yards from the green he will miss it sometimes. However, 9 shots were with mid to short irons which is unforgivable. Let’s look at his mid to short irons only to see where they are going.
6. Perhaps the most revealing graph of all. Selecting all shots from 6 iron to wedge it is clear that there is a favouring of the far right with just a few making it to the left of target. This pattern is not repeated when we look at all of the other clubs minus these.
7. Finally, just a quick look at his 21 chips from around the green. Note that there is nothing left of the target.