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Looking at Game Golf Stats

saevel25

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It has been a while since I've looked at my Game Golf stats. Here is a run down. 

Strokes Gained versus Scratch (Future Goal) and versus 5-handicap (current)
The major area of concern is my Short Game and Putting. I will say the downfall of Game Golf's strokes gained is that it doesn't take into account if you are behind a tree or in a difficult approach shot situation. I would suspect the "Off The Tee" stat is a tad higher, and the Approach is a tad lower. I had a situation the other evening where I hit a drive that put me on an uphill lie, about 25 yards behind a beat up pine tree, about 145 yards from the green. I proceeded to destroy a lower tree limb and my ball went only about 30 yards forward of the tree and to the right. I believe Game Golf puts that as strokes lost on the approach shot not the tee shot. The change might be a small number depending on how often you end up in a bad spot. 

Strokes Gained.JPG


5 Handicap.JPG

Approach Shot Charts 
Game Golf's "Approach the Green" insight page shows percentage of shots that end up with in 15 yards of the pin. I kinda wish they allowed you to change that 15 yard number. Then I could get my average leave from the pin based on yardage from the pin. I took my stats from Game Golf and plugged them into excel. 

The 125-175 being above 60% pretty solid. The drop off from 125-150 to 100-125 is concerning. 70% of the time from 50-75 yards is probably not that good. I need to really work on my feel with my wedge shots at all distances.

As shown below I do not miss that 15 yard circle on the short side often. As the yardages get closer to the pin the more often I miss the shot long.  

I find that I rarely miss a shot towards the left side of the green. I find that the longer the club the more rightward I will end up. Maybe the lie angles are off for me? Though i just had those checked a few months ago.  I wonder if it's related to over-swinging as well. I do need to start adjusting my aim now on my irons. It could be I am expecting more draw based results when I am hitting more fades now as well. It might be time to look at my shot zones as well. Even with missing the ball more rightward then leftward I still get the ball with in 15 yards over 60% of the time from 125-175 yards. 

Shots with in 75 yards are compared at a 5 yard circle from the pin. From 25-50 yards I only get the ball with in 5 yards 33% of the time. From 0-25 yards I get the ball inside 5 yards 93% of the time. Clearly my short game is a struggle. 

Conclusion
1. I need to work on my distance control with the shorter irons and wedges. The miss right and miss left are not high compared to the miss long. 
2. I need to adjust my shot zones for my mid and long irons.  
GIR %.JPG

Long %.JPG

Short %.JPG

Left %.JPG

Right %.JPG

Driver Stats
Here are my driving stats. 32% fairway is not a good number, but on most courses it's serviceable with how far I hit the ball. Rough has never been a big problem for me. I equally miss the ball left and right. Its' pretty much equal probability the ball will go left, fairway, or right. I really would like to take one side of the course out of play. I would really like to get near 50% FIR sometime. I would like to change from the 33% across the board to something like 10% Left, 50% Fairway, 40% right. With right not being off the course right. 

I hope this helped those who have Game Golf in a way they can look into trends of their own game. Hopefully others will look at Game Golf in the future as a tool that could hep their game. 


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32% FIR driver stat doesn't seem great at first glance but I am assuming your nFIR can't be too bad for the 'Off the tee' SG to be better than scratch, yes?

Also, the 100-125Y distance dispersion - is that a shot zone adjustment as well or is that a swing issue/thing?  

BTW, doesn't seem to have any shots in the 75-100Y range.

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I noticed that on most of the courses I play the fairway accuracy isn't all that accurate. There have been many times I've been close to the edge of fairways or drove close to the greens on short par 4s and it counted it as a missed fairway. It could be because of shadows or something in the map of the hole on the app but I'm not sure. It's worth keeping in mind though when going through your stats.

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24 minutes ago, GolfLug said:

32% FIR driver stat doesn't seem great at first glance but I am assuming your nFIR can't be too bad for the 'Off the tee' SG to be better than scratch, yes?

Also, the 100-125Y distance dispersion - is that a shot zone adjustment as well or is that a swing issue/thing?  

BTW, doesn't seem to have any shots in the 75-100Y range.

I do not keep track of nFIR. 

Looking at the Game Golf diagram. I found that 70% of my drives ended up with in 20 yards of the fairway or on the fairway 70% of the time. 30% of the time it's outside 20 yards from the edge of the fairway. 

I would say first it's a distance control issue with the 100-125 shots. 

 

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On July 22, 2016 at 3:28 PM, GolfLug said:

32% FIR driver stat doesn't seem great at first glance but I am assuming your nFIR can't be too bad for the 'Off the tee' SG to be better than scratch, yes?

It also takes distance into account, so extra length can make up for dispersion when it comes to strokes gained.

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