We know the concept of Strokes Gained can be daunting, but once you get it it is really intuitive and very helpful to understand your game.
One way to help you understand Strokes Gained is to play around with different lies and distances and calculate the strokes gained for the shot. We have created a strokes gained calculator that can be very useful for that.
You just have to enter the lie and distance from the starting location (from where you hit the shot) and the lie and distance where the ball landed and the calculator will give you the benchmark for each location and the resulting strokes gained.
Play around with the calculator and let us know what you think!
PS: we also have a Strokes Gained Putting calculator, check it out!
golfity can you show the strokes gained (or lost) in each individual shot. Learn which were the best and worse shots of your round.
Mark Broadie published in 2008 this article and started the Strokes Gained revolution
"If you’re serious about getting to scratch, you should be using strokes gained analysis". That's what Sean Denning concludes in his blog, Par Machine.
Data Golf is one of the best sites for fans of golf analytics.