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The Perfect Number Podcast

Mar 25, 2019

Strokes Gained seems like a modern statistical development in golf, but the reality is far older than that. Peter Sanders developed a strokes gained system in the 1980's, called it Shot by Shot, and has been helping golfers of all levels and abilities since. Today, in addition to his publicly available software,...


Mar 20, 2019

Humor me for this little exercise. The two things I love the most in sports (besides curling) are golf and college basketball. Each year now, we are treated to both sports giving us a heavyweight showdown of the best, all in bracket form. In what has become a fun exercise in comparing teams to golfers, this...


Mar 11, 2019

Golf on the PGA Tour is in its glory stretch of venues. From iconic locations on the west coast, to diabolical tests in Florida, to Augusta in April. For three months, some of the world's best golf courses are on display and tested by the best players. Pebble, Riviera, PGA National, TPC Sawgrass, Augusta National. What...


Feb 28, 2019

Golf is in a statistical and technological revolution. Launch monitors and shot tracking have changed the way we analyze the sport and golfers approach it. This overnight phenomenon mirrors what happened in baseball over the past two decades. Will Carroll has covered it all. He chimes in on the history of stats...


Feb 18, 2019

As golf chatter and debate has gone, there hasn't been another person as passionate as Scott Fawcett on social media when it comes to embracing (the right) data to be successful. A former mini tour professional, Scott's DECADE system and seminars now help several young golf pros achieve their maximum potential. He joins...