Sergio, Kuchar and PGA Tour Career Money Data

Sergio, Kuchar and PGA Tour Career Money Data

I tried to avoid it, but a question has come from listeners about my thoughts on Sergio and Kuchar. We touch on both of those situations today, and that will be the last of it forever (unless we get another question) 👍. And we take a look at the career money leaders from the PGA Tour, how they got there, and how much they have averaged over the course of their careers. There were some pretty big surprises. Let’s tee it up! Listen to the full episode here: https://anchor.fm/dataaxisgolf/episodes/Sergio–Kuchar-and-PGA-Tour-Career-Money-Data-e37ah9

Flagstick Fluke – Hold The Phone Pelz

Flagstick Fluke – Hold The Phone Pelz

New research published yesterday seems to contradict the research done previously by Dave Pelz. What gives? This puts Dave Pelz in a tough spot, will he release his data now? If he doesn’t, he runs the risk of losing credibility in the golf world. This will be interesting.

While this new research is hardly comprehensive and is a far cry from being strategically helpful, it does add to the body of work, which is great. The data is now more muddled than ever, but with more data comes a better chance we will really get an answer to the flagstick question. Let’s hope more will take up the flagstick battle cry and provide us with real research, transparent research that we can trust and can actually use to improve our chance of playing well.

Check the article at https://www.golfdigest.com/story/putting-with-the-flagstick-in-could-be-a-mistake-new-golf-digest-study-from-cal-poly-professor-shows

Listen to the full episode here:
https://anchor.fm/dataaxisgolf/episodes/Flagstick-Fluke—Hold-The-Phone-Pelz-e34rep

The USGA – A History of Ineptitude

The USGA – A History of Ineptitude

The USGA has made glaring mistakes and myriads of poor decisions over the last decade. It has become so common place that pretending they have their act together just isn’t possible anymore. The USGA is broken. They are essentially Pam Am, or Blockbuster, or Kodak, but instead of being allowed to fail, they are propped-up and protected by their charge to oversee the game of golf in the United States. But is that right? Are they too protected to fail, even despite their inability to manage effectively? Something either needs to change in the USGA, or they need to be removed from their position of governance. They may need to be dethroned. What is Donald Trump’s cell phone? Let’s tee it up!

Listen to the full episode here:
https://anchor.fm/dataaxisgolf/episodes/The-USGA—A-History-of-Ineptitude-e34dhi

Bubba, Bryson, Brandon, Justin, Rickie, Oh My.

Bubba, Bryson, Brandon, Justin, Rickie, Oh My.

Rickie started slow, finished FAST. Justin started faster, and came back to the pack. We learn about Bubba’s new putting stroke and who his new putting pal is (we didn’t say coach, Bubba makes it clear he has no coaches). Brandon Grace throws a 64 down with a hole-in-one, using an 8 iron from 193. No, that is not a typo, 193 yards!!! Waste Management Phoenix Open is a Zero Waste tournament. What in the world does that mean? And if you didn’t see the Video with Gary Woodland and Amy Bockerstette, a Special Olympics athlete. IT IS SO GOOD. It is the best golf video of 2019, and it won’t be beat. Gary Woodland is a stud. I have wanted it a bunch, I can’t get enough of it. Check out the link below.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rYSjFvCNP7Q

#WMPhonenixOpen #GaryWoodland #pgatour #SpecialOlympics #dataaxisgolf

 

Listen to the full episode here:
https://anchor.fm/dataaxisgolf/episodes/Bubba–Bryson–Brandon–Justin–Rickie–Oh-My-e33d3i

Blame Big Money Sponsors for Slow Play

Blame Big Money Sponsors for Slow Play

With recent comments from Brooks Koepka about the problems with slow play on professional golf tours, we again find ourselves mired in this discussion. But why don’t the powers that be in golf just start enforcing the rules? As with much on this planet, when there is a problem we can seem to figure out, we need to follow the money. In this case we find that big golf sponsors, who pay tour players handsomely to proudly display their corporate logos on hats, shirts, golf bags, etc., want their players to be on our TV screens as much as possible. One way to do that is to take every allotted second to prepare to take the next shot. As long as there is big money being paid from big sponsors, the PGA tour would be simple stupid to punish slow play. Except for players that don’t have a big sponsor. It just doesn’t make financial sense to enforce slow play. The first round of the Waste Management Open could not have gone better for Justin Thomas and Rickie Fowler. Justin Thomas with 7 birdies and no bogeys penciled a cool seven under 64. Rickie Fowler also shot a seven-under 64, but he did it with 5 birdies and one eagle. The question now becomes can either of these two powerhouses hold on, with the better question being for Rickie Fowler, who has had a few close calls here in Arizona. Let’s tee it up!

Listen to the full episode here:
https://anchor.fm/dataaxisgolf/episodes/Blame-Big-Money-Sponsors-for-Slow-Play-e338rh

Should We Learn Golf By Feel, or By Data?

Should We Learn Golf By Feel, or By Data?

This time of year, with the PGA Show going on, we will hear about all kinds of new technology and products that are supposed to help us play better golf. There are also many coaches getting together to share notes, which always brings up the question of do we learn by feel or by technology. The answer? Let’s tee it up!

Listen to the full episode here:
https://anchor.fm/dataaxisgolf/episodes/Should-We-Learn-Golf-By-Feel–or-By-Data-e3139o