Driver Score Card
The Driver Score Card is designed to give the golfer a collective amount of simple information to be understand their driving tendencies.
The object is consistency in driving the ball to score better. There are three paths to take here; the first is practice and play to simply get more consistent, the second is to look at an equipment change preferably working with a launch monitor and expert clubfitter and the third is lessons from a PGA professional.
Analyzing The Score Card
A very important piece of information for the golfer is the percentage of drives that find the fairway. Just imagine how much better you would score if every second shot was from the fairway. Our sample score card shows the fairways hit to be 57%. This may or may not be good based on the golfer’s handicap.
When you analyze the other three columns, you have choices on how you interpret them. Notice that I marked my tendencies at the bottom of each column with the most common type of driver result. I then totaled them for both nines for determined what I would put in the “Evaluating Your Driver” area at the right side of the card.
Notice that I checked off “Normal” for distance, “Normal” for trajectory and 5/7 for direction of hit. These were my predominant tendencies. Notice also that I have checked off “Still too inconsistent” in all three tendencies area.
You can decide how you use the “Still too Inconsistent” check-off box. I set my personal goal for an 18 hour total of 8 of the same letters in the score card columns for “Distance” and “Trajectory” when 14 drives are hit in the round. When I have 8, I do not check off the “Still too Inconsistent” box but I still realize what I need to keep working on.
I always separately analyze my “Directional Control” tendencies (the nine ball flight possibilities) and make a personal decision after the round on how I feel about it. Each player at every level of skill will need to personally evaluate whether to check off the “Still too Inconsistent” box.