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

Genesis Open Marathon Winner JB Holmes – Data Monday

Genesis Open Marathon Winner JB Holmes – Data Monday

Wow, that was a weird one at the Genesis Open this year. Much to cheer about with the improvement to the tournament going forward joining with Tiger Wood‘s charities and becoming an Invitational, more money, more extended exemption. Very cool. JB Holmes and Justin Thomas have history, which we didn’t learn about until after the tournament, but did that mentor/mentee relationship play a role in the outcome. We look at the number that matter in both $$, but also in performance up against the performance benchmarks we use to manage and monitor our games. Let’s tee it up!!

Listen to the full episode here:
https://anchor.fm/dataaxisgolf/episodes/Genesis-Open-Marathon-Winner-JB-Holmes—Data-Monday-e388pe

Holy Cow J.B. Holmes and Kuchar Does Right

Holy Cow J.B. Holmes and Kuchar Does Right

Wow! Did anyone see that coming? Jordan Spieth was sitting in the clubhouse with a seven under par in his pocket, and J.B. Holmes comes screaming out of nowhere to throw down an 8 under 63 to snatch it away. Amazing! Matt Kuchar finally takes significant steps to put his this David Ortiz, Mayakoba Golf Classic garbage behind him, and the steps he took should end it. I think other players on the PGA Tour are going to take note that the public isn’t going to look too kindly on players who come across as greedy. With social media and 24/7 televised golf, there is just too much craving for new news to make hiding from even the slightest hint of bad behavior to get by. They will have to take note. And finally, we dive into more data to see if our expectations on par 3, 4, and 5 holes are realistic, and also our perceptions of bogeys. These stats are useful data for not only a good discussion, but hopefully to help us get our perceptions where they need to be. Let’s tee it up!

Listen to the full episode here:
https://anchor.fm/dataaxisgolf/episodes/Holy-Cow-J-B–Holmes-and-Kuchar-Does-Right-e37jl5

 

Why One Plane Golf Swings Are Best for Amateurs?

Why One Plane Golf Swings Are Best for Amateurs?

In the podcast yesterday, I mentioned I don’t recommend a 2-plane swing for amateurs, especially those who don’t have much time for long practice sessions. Some proponents of the 2-plane swing claim it is a more natural movement and generates more clubhead speed. We will look at the data from Sergio Garcia and Jon Rahm (2-Plane swingers) and Adam Scott and Justin Rose (1-Plane swingers) all mentioned in a recent article on biomechanics. This a classic argument of performance vs. consistency. Who comes out on top?  Let’s tee it up!

Listen to the full episode of this golf podcast at

https://anchor.fm/dataaxisgolf/episodes/Why-1-Plane-Swings-Are-Best-for-Amateurs-e3716q

Welcome to Golf Geekdom

Welcome to Golf Geekdom

On Golf.com there was an interesting article entitled “Meet the biomechanist who’s changing golf – and can help you gain distance.” The article is about Dr. Sasho MacKenzie, who is a researcher of Human Kinetics at St. Francis Xavier University in Nova Scotia. You may know him from the work he has done with the BodiTrak. In this article, it tells us of the easiest way to get more speed in our golf swing. Additionally, we look at some consistency numbers of top tour pros and see how their career average stacks up with their 2018 and 2019 numbers to see how they are trending. It’s for fun. Let’s tee it up!

Listen to the full episode here:
https://anchor.fm/dataaxisgolf/episodes/Welcome-to-Golf-Geekdom-e36npn

Pebble Beach – Phil’s Personal Playing Ground

Pebble Beach – Phil’s Personal Playing Ground

Phil’s wins for his 5th time on the hallowed grounds of Pebble Beach Golf Links. He started his round 3 strokes back and ended up winning by 3 after posting a 7 under 65 to lap the field. Phil also lets us in on why Pebble Beach is such a special place for him and his family. We take a look at Phil’s stats and see where his performance was above his 2018 averages and carried him on to the win. We also compare Phil’s statistics to our established benchmarks, to continue refining how we are going to track our own games and make sure we get better this summer. Let’s tee it up!

Listen to the full episode here:
https://anchor.fm/dataaxisgolf/episodes/Pebble-Beach—Phils-Personal-Playing-Ground-e36dg4