We know traditional stats are not really helpful to improve your game, but they are easy to understand and we still use them everyday. Don't worry, golfity has you covered here.
Let's have a look at Rory's fourth round in The Players Championship a few days ago. He scored a very nice 66 (6 under par) with 28 putts, hitting 64% of the fairways (that's 9 of 14) and 77% of the greens in regulation (that's 14 greens).
We can see that Rory had a perfect round, with no bogeys, four birdies and one eagle:
As a long hitter, he excelled in the par-5 holes with 3 shots under par (an average of 4.3 shots per hole), but he also shot 2 under par in the par-4s and only 1 under par in par-3s:
If we check his greens in regulation in detail, we see that he hit all the par 5s in regulation (3 shots or less), most of the par 4s (80% of them) but only half of the par 3s, he was only able to reach the green in 2 of the 4 par 3s in the course:
As for putting, Rory averaged 1.6 putts per hole (28 putts in 18 holes), and he also averaged the same number of putts (1.6) in each green he hit in regulation. This is not usual, because when a player hits a green in regulation he enters the green from a longer distance and is normally expected to make more putts:
These are nice stats, it's one of the first things you can check after entering a round, but they are not very helpful for your game, it's difficult to gain any insights for them. For that, we need our strokes gained.
We have a new chart and table to tell you how many putts you do from different distances. Are you struggling and two putting short putts? Three putting too often from medium distances? Come to golfity and find out!
Now you can see the strokes gained for any round in your Golfity feed
You asked for it and you have it, enter the club you used in each shot and get your stats and strokes gained by club
"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.