Essentially, it will pinpoint the area of your game that needs the most work.
It’s pretty easy to calculate. The necessary information to keep track of is:
- Greens in Regulation
- Long game strokes (ie: shots from 50 yards away or more)
- Your total score
You also need to know your course rating and slope.
I’d go into detail about how everything is determined but it’s pretty boring unless you’re a stat guy (like me). I kind of laughed at my results but based on my stats so far I guess I can’t be too surprised…
Basically, through two rounds I have a long-game handicap of 5 but a short game handicap of +1!!!
I have a better than scratch short-game!!!
Well, not so fast bucko!
The system is definitely flawed, as it doesn’t take into account the fact that I missed about three or four greens by a yard or so – that obviously affects my putting and GIR stats and makes me look like a ball-striking sieve and a short game superstar.
I’m neither of those things and likely fall somewhere in-between.
I’ll keep monitoring these stats though as I build up more rounds. It’s definitely an interesting little tool.
If anyone out there is interested in me posting the formula, let me know and I’ll throw it up in a future post.
I was able to somehow get around in a 75 on Sunday this past weekend after struggling most of the day with my ball striking. I shot a 41 on the front and came in with a phenomenal 2 under 34 on the back to save the round, making three birdies on the inward half.
That’s two subpar nines already this year!
My putting stats are crazy-good right now but I’m not really making anything of consequence; again, this is likely a product of just missing greens in regulation and having the shots from the fringe not count as official putts.
I’m just happy that I’m finding a way to score so well without my ‘A-game’. It’s a good confidence builder, that’s for sure.