I see no reason why keeping stats would add pressure.
All they should do is give you a very accurate snap shot of your strengths and weaknesses over a given period of time.
As a fan of "the stat", or as they call it in France "Le Statistique", I agree 1000.485% with you. As long as you don't carry them around in your head whilst you play, post round stats can prove to be anywhere from informative, to useful all the way through to helpful depending on what you record and how you interpret them.
At the end of the day, stats don't hit the golf ball for you, but they can tell you how well you did. And from there you can work out how to do it better. Never seen a stat improve my swing, but they have helped me focus on areas of the games to work on. From there my course management has improved, I make better decisions during a round and viola... my scores improve. And how do I know this... stats!
Just don't get caught up with a bazillion different categories. Strokes, putts, Fairways and GIRs will help tell you the basics you really know to "health check" your game.
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