Scorecard to include first putt distance

Is it possible to extend the data inputs on your Full option on your scorecard? I am specifically looking at first putt distance. I find that key to how well you help your short game. Thanks.
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  • Hi Ted,

    This is a cool idea. I agree that short game is extremely important.

    I'll add it to the list of things to brainstorm for upcoming versions!

    Cheers,
    Kevin
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    There is an another gps app that I have tried which includes the 1st putt and 2nd putt a so on, it also ask you to tap to the left, right, front left, front right, front middl etc. of he hole so you can check your stats on this aspect also to see how many short puts and long puts you have made and where the ball finished in relation to the hole. If you need a print screen of my current app let m know. It also allows you to select their 6 custom putt distances 1-2ft, 3-6ft etc or gives you the option to edit these and enter your own distances in.
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  • I'd just like to second this idea. It can be part of club tracker where you stand at the hole and hit "start" then walk to your ball and hit "distance" then it tells you you're 14 ft or whatever your distance is. Then you can input whether you made the putt or not and get stats on % made from various distances. Please add this :-)
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    • This is one of the most neglected game improvement stats any golfer can work with. Often times total putts is distorted by the fact that many midhandicappers don't hit that many greens, but are often close. Chips and short pitches make for shorter first putts and fewer three putt opportunities.

      It is interrelated. Becoming a better short putter (under 10') instills confidence in that 55' putt. If you can make 7 footers regularly, then you aren't afraid of getting past the hole, and will leave it short less often. On big breaking putts, you can take out the break, if you don't fear the 4 foot comeback.

      I track my putts on my old paper scorecard. I have four lines, and get the distances by pacing them off. It would be nice if club tracker could do this function, but until it does, I heartily recommend keeping track of this data somehow. A round with putts in the low 20s often reflects good scrambling, rather than great putting. On the other hand if you have 90+ feet of holed putts, and a lot of one putts, you really did putt well.
    • Hi Norm,

      Great insight here!! I could not agree with you more on your points above.

      Simply by entering number of putts does not tell you what you everything you need to know.

      Craig
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  • Agreed on this thread!
    I'm scoring much better now than a couple months ago, but my putting is worse (by "putts per round" stat)! It's DEFINITELY because I'm reaching greens in GIR way more often, but also getting much longer first putts. I'd LOVE a clever way to see that.

    Putts per round just does not cut it for putting analysis. Interesting, yes- but not an indicator of how well the putting stroke is developing.

    Randy
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  • Just started using the looper today and the free trial pushed me to go Loopy. Good stuff, but was thinking the same as this thread in tracking putts. Going to add the putter to the bag and track it similar to the other clubs and see what data could be useful. May take a bit longer on the green, but worth a test.
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    • I am attempting to use the app as often as I can so that I can give a review of my experience. I may have jumped the gun a little in sharing what I am doing elsewhere. A few people have also started to use it and have received similar responses...takes a lot of input. I have not used any other mobile golf app, so can't relate or compare to what other app's require or can do. I do know that I like what I am seeing, just need more time.
    • Hello,

      I appreciate your insight here.

      Yes, at times it can require a lot of time on your phone, rather than playing golf. This is a constant struggle we face when deciding if we should roll out new features.

      Think of it like this, if you want the maximum amount of stats it will require more time on the phone. On the other hand, if you want to cut down the time spent on your phone you can reduce the amount of stats you want to get at the end.

      For minimal amounts of stats (i.e. Less time on your phone) you can switch the Club Tracker and Scorecard to "Basic". This can be done when you're setting up your round in "Play New Round" mode.

      The basic version of Scorecard, will only have you enter in your score and # of putts.

      The basic version of the Club Tracker will only track distances with each club.

      These basic settings are still very valuable, try them out and let me know what you think.

      Cheers,
      Craig
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  • Craig,
    So is the first putt distance part of the scorecard now? Do I have to add putter to my bag to use it?
    • Hi Norm,

      Sorry not yet.

      You can add your Putter to your bag on our website, but no new putting feature has been added to the app regarding putt distances.

      Some users are just using the putter with the Club Tracker to get a general idea.

      You can try it out if you want.

      Cheers,
      Craig
    • No, I can wait. I still track putts by pacing them off, and recording distances on my paper scorecard. I also include an arrow to indicate the first putt was short or long. Since tracker locates distances from center of green, the distances for putts could be considerably inaccurate.
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  • I haven't used club tracker yet, but I have a question. At my local course I can think of 1 situation where, depending on hole location, I am always hitting a little 9 iron or PW from 100 yards because bouncing the ball into the green is easier than trying to carry my SW with minimal spin. If you record the 9i or PW, how does that effect your overall distance calc for those clubs?
    • Good question Jon.

      From the sounds of it, if you use your PW or 9i on this hole, you are not doing a full swing. Correct?

      If this is the case I would personally choose to not track this shot. Because you are not doing a full swing, it will start to negatively affect the stats for that club.

      When I use the Club Tracker I only do it on full swings so the program can give me a clear idea of what I can hit each club.

      Cheers,
      Craig
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  • I second this feature and can't wait for it to get incorporated.
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