From the PGA Tour to experts who create wagering odds for fans attempting to select a winner from the field, the use of statistics is a necessity for understanding and improving both game and handicap.
Golfers who want to lower their handicap pay special attention to all parts of their game from tee to green but which statistic, do you believe, is the most important to track in your golf game?
Poll results from Titleist have proven that the most important statistic in golf is G.I.R. or how many greens you hit in regulation. If you’re on the green in reg and you are a decent putter, you have a good chance making par and par (or better) is what we strive for, don’t we?
A study of golf statistics done at New York University explains,
“Greens-in-Regulation is based on the concept of par. Par expects the golfer to reach the putting surface on every hole at two strokes below par. If a golfer gets his/her ball on the green at 2 strokes or more below par, they are said to have hit the green in regulation.
In other words, anytime you are putting for a birdie or better, you have hit the green in regulation. In order for a G.I.R. to be officially counted, your ball must be at least partially on the green (fringes do not count). Using your putter from the fringe or apron does not count as a putt, and would not constitute your having hit a G.I.R.”
Do you track your greens-in-regulation?
Before May 2013 we at Team Mobitee had quite a lot of requests to add statistics tracking to Mobitee. We have now created an easy-to-use system which will assist you track your strokes and help you to better understand your golf game.
Beginning with iPhone version 3.0 (Android version is being developed at the moment) you are now able to track the most important statistics of your golf round from tee to G.I.R.
In this golf blog, we will discuss how easy is it to use Mobitee Statistics Tracking for G.I.R.
There are two score edit modes in Mobitee golf app: Easy and Expert.
Easy mode is enough to track GIRs.
There are two columns on the screen: Score and Putts.
In the score section, input the total score for the hole and the Putts column writes itself – the number of putts taken for the hole.
Let’s say that Emily (our very own Mobitee Golf Assistant) scored par and took two putts at the first hole. This means that the ball reached the putting surface from the second shot; here the app will count it as a GIR. At this point, your percentage of greens-in-regulation will be 100% but will be automatically adjusted throughout the round.
Now let’s have a look at the scorecard…
G.I.R.’s will be indicated with green AIM images and red dots will mean absence of G.I.R. To see back nines just swipe the screen to the left.
Scroll down the screen to see stats in percentage. On that screen you will see the total number of G.I.R.’s for the round (11/18) and a diagram showing the percentage (61%).
Do not underestimate the importance of greens-in-regulation statistics during your golf round if you really want to sharpen you golf skills!
Try this new feature in Mobitee golf app and do not hesitate to leave your comments or questions: firstname.lastname@example.org. Team Mobitee will try to clear up any issue as quickly as possible (usually within 72 hours).
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