This week’s tip is an effort to help all of you out there learn what you really need to work on. So many times a student has told me either “if I could only drive it better I could shoot in the 70’s” or “if I hit my irons more solid I would break 90.”

Often times we find that the player’s perception of what is costing them strokes is often skewed or misguided. I want to encourage all golfers out there to keep track of your rounds and playing statistics. It will help you formulate a plan of attack for you and your teacher, as well as devise an appropriate way to structure your practice schedule. You may find that what you think is costing you strokes is not really costing you strokes.

I have found one great system out there for doing this and I use it with all my students. There are many programs out there, so remember: the important thing is that you use one of them.