Columbia Business School professor Mark Broadie’s paradigm-shifting approach that uses statistics and golf analytics to transform the game.
Mark Broadie is at the forefront of a revolutionary new approach to the game of golf. What does it take to drop ten strokes from your golf score? What part of Tiger Woods’ game makes him a winner? Traditional golf stats can't answer these questions. Broadie, a professor at Columbia Business School, helped the PGA Tour develop its cutting-edge strokes gained putting stat. In this eye-opening new book, Broadie uses analytics from the financial world to uncover the secrets of the game of golf. He crunches mountains of data to show both professional and amateur golfers how to make better decisions on the course. This eagerly awaited resource is for any player who wants to understand the pros, improve golf skills, and make every shot count.
The revolution in sports analysis began with Bill James in baseball and is solidly and expertly accomplished here for the sport of golf. While refinements will/did come along, this approach to understanding golf is timeless. For the first time we are able to really understand what is actually going on in the game and we have a framework for analyzing what a golfer can actually do to improve.55
Statistics are hardly an exciting topic to read. However this is applied statistics and unveil some astonishing new concepts regarding shooting lower scores. Unfortunately dim witted and or stubborn people like Gary Player will continue to push the ‘Drive for show putt for dough’ philosophy which you will discover is 100% rubbish.55
Must read for elite players and coaches. Will make you evaluate your decision making at a way that must be done to improve scoring. There’s a reason PGA tour uses strokes gained approach now, if nothing else read it to better understand what your are hearing on the golf channel.55
Sorry, I've got to counter the critical review below. I read a ton of golf books, 6 so far this year. I thought this was a great read. This book uses science to contradict many long held theories of golf. Will it make you a better golfer? I dunno, but it has changed my practice habits, and strategy on the course. My scores are lower for starting the season than they've ever been. I give this book some of the credit.55