Data Golf is without a question one of the best sites for fans of golf analytics. The site offers all the data and analysis you could want on professional golf, with a very nice and easy to use interface
It was created by brothers Matt and Will Courchene, both in their twenties and based in Toronto. They grew up as avid golfers and as they gained knowledge about data and analytics (they both have master’s degrees in Economics) they thought they could apply their knowledge to their passion, golf.
They started as a blog but as they accumulated more data and analysis they created a website with all the data they continuously compile and a myriad of pages and tools to deep dive into any tournament, player or golf course. As expected, strokes gained, the metric created by Mark Broadie, is one of the main data points in Data Golf (as in Golfity).
In their own words, “Data Golf represents the intersection of applied statistics, data visualization, web development, and, of course, golf. The goal is to provide unique perspectives on the game that are both accessible to the casual fan and insightful for dedicated golfers.”
Data Golf is not designed to help you improve your own game, but it will help you understand why some players are performing better than others. We are big fans of Data Golf and we’re sure you will have a lot of fun playing with the tool.