Common questions about Strokes Gained

Modified on Tue, 01 Aug 2023 at 07:39 PM

Here are answers to common questions Golf Pad users have about the our new Strokes Gained feature. 

Q: Is the Strokes Gained statistic calculated off of the average scratch golfer or a PGA Tour player?

A: Strokes gained is a stat that is measured against the average PGA Tour player's performance.

Q: Why is my total strokes gained different than the total I get when I add up the four categories?

A: Some shots do not fall into any of the tracked categories causing the discrepancy. Examples are recovery shots or second shots on par 5 where green is not reachable. 

Q: The Strokes Gained stats is compared to the average PGA Tour player. What does it mean?

A: It means that you played X* shots worse or better than the average PGA Tour player on each hole. 

* - If the value is positive, it means you played better than the average PGA Tour player. If the value is negative, then you played worse.

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