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Issue 795 - Wednesday December 20, 2023
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USGTF Class "A" Teaching Professional
WGTF "Top 100" Teacher
IGPA Certified Golf Psychology Coach


 

Master The Motion Before You Master The Shot.
"15 Minutes of Body Action Drills Are More
Important Than Hitting 200 Balls"

Tom's Featured Tip: Birdies and Doubles per Round

Lesson Comments: What Students Have To Say
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Birdies and Doubles per Round




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Birdies and Doubles per Round

Have a Blessed and Merry Christmas Everyone!

For simplicity, all advice on actual swings or drills is provided from a right handed perspective.


I've often fielded questions revolving around how many birdies a player had in a round, a well as how many doubles they had in a round, and if it was good or bad for their handicap level.

Lou Stagner posted some data from the Arccos golf database that's relevant to those questions.

The chart below shows the average birdies and doubles+ per round by handicap index.

Please notice how the dashed red line (average birdies per round) does not have a lot of change as you go from scratch players on the left, to 20 index players on the right. 20 index players average 1.9 less birdies per round than a scratch player.

butÖ.

The solid black line (average doubles+ per round) has a significant amount of change as you go from scratch to 20 index. 20 index players average 5.6 more doubles per round than a scratch player.



Conclusions

The key to getting better is NOT via more birdies, itís less of the big numbers.

I used to tell my college players all the time to "hate bogeys more than they loved birdies".

To drive this home even further:

Percent of rounds where ZERO doubles or worse were made:
  • Scratch: 50.0%
  • 5 Index: 22.9%
  • 10 Index: 6.5%
  • 15 Index: 1.3%
  • 20 Index: 0.2%
A scratch player makes zero doubles (or worse) in one out of every two rounds they play.

A 20 index makes zero doubles (or worse) in one out of every 500 rounds they play!!!

Limit the big numbers and watch your handicap drop!

"Try it, you'll like it"




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"Clear Intentions Simplify Execution"
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Love your practice, own your swing, own your health, and remember that golf is a game of discovery. Dont be afraid to experiment when you practice, it's good for your golfing brain.

Tom




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All the best,

Tom Tucker
Teaching Professional, Batavia Country Club
WGTF ' "Top 100 Golf Teacher"
USGTF Class "A" Teaching Professional
IGPA Certified Golf Psychology Coach
Cell: (716) 474-3005
Email: TomTuckerGolf@gmail.com
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"There are no substitutes in the quest for perfection1"
~ Ben Hogan