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Golf Notebook – 3 Ways To Lower Your Scores

In the world of modern golf apps should you still buy a golf notebook, and if so, how can you use a golf notebook to lower your scores? In this article we will look at three ways to use a golf notebook to keep a track of your golfing progress and lower your scores.

Golf notebook – Track your misses

It’s very easy to walk off the golf course and know you drove the ball badly or missed many greens, but what actually happened, and what should you do to improve next time?

Golf notebook ideas: The Golf Insider Performance Diary gives you a simple way to track the direction of your drives and approach shots.
The Golf Insider Performance Diary gives you a simple way to track the direction of your drives and approach shots.

Spending five minutes after your round with a golf notebook can highlight exactly where you missed your drives and approach shots. The golf insider performance diary has a page each week dedicated to tracking your playing stats, but importantly, the direction of your poor golf shots.

Golf notebook – Be clever with your practice time

Golfers love to head to the range, hit some balls and wait for their golf to improve. Unfortunately, golf isn’t that simple. To improve you need specific practice that is challenging

Having a golf notebook allows you to set practice aims, keep track of your swing thoughts and track skill game scores. This really is the foundation of how you improve your golf – so it is important to get right.

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Golf notebook – dial in on details

Golf apps may track how many putts and chips you have each round and how many fairways you hit. But this information can be limited. A golf notebook allows you to be creative and add context to these numbers. The detail can tell you what is happening within specific areas of your golf game. Below are two ways of adding detail.

 If you’re struggling with chipping and putting start tracking what clubs you are using to chip with and how long the putts are that you are leaving. This will tell you how and what to practice.

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The Golf Insider Performance diary is a great tool to help you improve your golf

Many golfers complain that they can’t hold a round together. However, what shots are causing your round to fall apart and when do they occur? Noting the hole number and direction will show you the patterns that emerge over time and what holes need a new strategy.

Golf notebook summary

There are many ways to use a golf notebook to lower your scores. The diary we created a golf insider has pre-made pages to help you track your playing and practice stats. It is also full of useful practice games to help you lower your score. 

You can grab your copy of the golf insider performance diary here.

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Happy golfing – Will.

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Will is a PGA golf professional, with a PhD in Biomedical Science and MSc in Sports Biomechanics & Psychology. He spent 10 years lecturing part-time at Leeds Beckett University and the University of Leeds in Biomechanics and Motor Control before becoming the Head of Golf for the University of Exeter. He currently runs Golf Insider UK, Sport Science Insider around wider consulting and academic roles in sport performance and motor control.

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