A former mentor of European Ryder Cup player Per-Ulrik Johansson believes it is vital for amateurs of all levels to ‘know their weaknesses’.
Eric Johnson, director of instruction at the famed Oakmont Country Club in Pennsylvania, believes it is important to ‘keep a statistical record of your game’.
Johansson played in two consecutive Ryder Cup matches (1995 & 1997) and also won back-to-back European Opens at the K-Club before joining the US PGA Tour.
And Johnson told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: "When I worked with Johansson, the first thing that I did before every lesson was to look at his Tour statistics. That gave us a clear path on what we were going to work on during his lesson.
He suggests the average amateur keeps simple statistics of their own - fairways hit, greens in regulation, short game recoveries and total putts.
“From this, you can determine your weaknesses. The more information you have, the easier it is to solve a problem.”
Know your weaknesses