Tips For Her: Track your stats

October 15, 2013

Editor's note: Each week, Megan Padua, a teaching professional at Maidstone Club (East Hampton, N.Y.) and Belfair Plantation (Bluffton, S.C.), and one of Golf Digest's Best Young Teachers, offers tips and advice for women golfers.

Tracking certain statistics during every round of golf will guide you as you try to improve, since it'll help you identify weak areas and provide a blueprint for your practice sessions.

Next time you're on the course, in addition to keeping your score, you should play the following points game: Every time you hit the fairway you get one point, when you hit a green in regulation you get an additional point, and when you make an up-and-down or a two-putt give yourself another point. Track your progress over a few rounds and see if you're able to focus more on accuracy off the tee and distance control with your irons.

If you can master accuracy with your driver and distance control with your irons, you will improve immediately.