I went to a presentation tonight on golf statistics.

Some great technology and all very interesting but I’m not sure if what I saw will help many golfers.

The computer basically had a complicated way of saying that the short-game is vitally important. Probably why USA coaches have been calling it the scoring game for ages.


If you can’t go onto the golf course and play free from fear, analysis and conscious control, then all the stats in the world will not help you.

Statistics can be interesting but I don’t need a computer to tell me I should practise my chipping.

Lastly. The big problem is to know what to do with the data. If you’re told you need to stop missing your driver to the right, what do you do? Much of modern golf instruction has failed golfers in this area.

I think I’ll leave the statistics to people way smarter than me. My automatic game suits me fine.