20 June 2019
Shot Scope data has provided us with an understanding of the impact distance has on score. How exactly does hitting the ball further benefit your score?
This is a good example of understanding the benefits of hitting the ball further. Taking a 14 handicap performance average (versus if they hit their longest drive on each hole) you can see there would be a difference of 24 yards (when they hit the fairway).
Being 24 yards closer to the green increases your green success percentage and also your average proximity to the hole with approach shots. This type of gain makes a significant scoring difference.
This theory can be applied to 3 wood distances off the tee versus Driver – the Driver goes further and of course the approach is shorter, resulting in a closer 2nd shot. Hitting a 3 wood off the tee would leave a longer shot in, with the approach finishing up further away from the pin than if Driver had been hit.
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Did you know that 84% of missed putts over five feet finish short? Or, that your typical drive is nearly 30 yards shorter than your Sunday best drive? These are just two intriguing statistics thrown up by Shot Scope’s performance tracking data platform. Download our free guides for golfers now!FREE e-books to lower your score