Welcome back to Circles! We appreciate your valuable suggestions, and we're always open to reevaluating and refining our methods. Our platform was initially designed for Olympians and high-performing athletes, focusing on players with handicaps of 15 and below. However, we recognize the potential benefit of adapting our approach to accommodate players with a wider range of handicaps.
At Circles, we prioritize identifying the root causes of scores rather than merely categorizing them into groups like 'bogeys' or 'doubles'. We aim to pinpoint the key areas for improvement by analyzing both the larger patterns and the specific instances where shots are lost.
For example, understanding whether a triple bogey occurred due to an out-of-bounds tee shot or a four-putt scenario provides a more actionable insight than merely knowing the score. This approach allows us to give you a more nuanced and useful analysis of your performance.
To help you get a broader understanding of your playing profile, we recommend using the Performance Radar. This tool categorizes your shots into two main groups: those outside the diamond, which indicate a performance that exceeds your goal, and those inside the diamond, which suggest an area where improvement is needed.
Contrary to what one might think, having areas of underperformance isn't necessarily a negative thing. It simply provides a clearer picture of your unique performance 'DNA' and helps guide your efforts towards the areas that would benefit the most from improvement. The main focus is to track these areas over time and aim for consistent improvement (trends).
In short, we believe that understanding the underlying factors impacting your score has more value than simply categorizing your performance into bogeys, doubles, and triples.
If you have further questions or suggestions, feel free to reach out to us. We're here to help you improve your game!