I was going through my yearly golf stats recently and realised that I need to improve my chipping and wedge play if I am to reach my goals in golf. My driving is not brilliant but I am sorta long (255ms average on fairways hit, 275m overall) and feel that my irons are quite good if not spectacular.
I feel though that if I could wedge, pitch and chip closer my putting would be easier and take the pressure off the rest of my game as I would have less 30fters and more 15fters for birdie and less 8-10fters and more 4-6fters for par...in fact I have had an average of 81.6 shots over my 14 rounds (best of 74 worst of 87) and if my putting had of been at my goal level of 28 I would have averaged 76.6!!! Which is about 3-4 marker range on the 2 courses I play usually here in Toowoomba which is my goal for next year.
This year in April after almost 6 years away from the game (I was playing off 3 when I stopped) I started back on 11.0 and I am now down to 7.7 with a season low of 7.6 with a goal to get to around 5.0 by the years end!! Now I practice at least 4 -5 days per week early in the mornings and play about 1-2 times a month in competitions. At this stage that is all I can manage as I have a young family (4 month old and a 2.8 year old) and a lovely wife who fight for my attention with golf :twisted:
I would love to know what you guys think?
Does this sound reasonable enough or am I missing something?
My total stats are below if you like to peruse...
Rounds Played -14
Best Score -74
Average Score -81.6
Worst Score -87
Avg GIR -8.0 44%
Avg FWH -41.8%
Putts Game -33.1
Putts GIR -2.03
Avg Putts -1.84
Avg Par 3 -3.5
Avg Par 4 -4.6
Avg Par 5 -5.4