What is Strokes Gained
What is Strokes Gained?
Strokes gained is a way to measure a golfer’s performance on the course against a set of other golfers (of various skill levels) to help a golfer figure out where he/she is losing (or gaining) strokes.
There are multiple types of strokes gained values that are measured over the course of one hole. These are defined below:
Strokes Gained: Total
Compares a golfer’s score to the rest of the “field”
Total Calculation = Strokes gained: Off-the-tee + Strokes gained:Approach-the-green + Strokes gained:Around-the-green + Strokes gained:Putting
Strokes Gained: Tee-to-Green
All shots taken from the tee box till a golfer reaches the green.
Strokes Gained: Off-the-Tee
Measures player performance off the tee on all par 4s and par 5s.
Strokes Gained: Approach-the-Green
Measures player performance on approach shots. Approach shots include all shots that are not from the tee on par 4 and par 5 holes and are not included in strokes gained: around-the-green and strokes gained: putting. Approach shots include tee shots on par 3s.
Strokes Gained: Around-the-Green
Measures player performance on any shot within 30 yards of the edge of the green. This statistic does not include any shots taken on the putting green.
Strokes Gained: Putting
Measures how many strokes a player gains (or loses) on the greens.