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Every shot counts : using the revolutionary strokes gained approach to improve your golf performance and strategy

Author: Mark Nathan Broadie
Publisher: New York : Gotham, [2014]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"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  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mark Nathan Broadie
ISBN: 9781592407507 1592407501
OCLC Number: 834432845
Description: xxv, 255 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: pt. I. Golf performance --
Putting is overrated : Why conventional wisdom gets it wrong --
Numbers talk : Quantifying the importance of putting --
Strokes gained putting : A better measure of putting performance --
Scramble and switcheroo : What simulation can tell us about golf --
Strokes gained off the green : A better measure of tee-to-green golf performance --
Distance, accuracy, and the secret of Tiger Woods : Measuring the performance of pros and amateurs --
pt. II. Golf strategy --
Putting strategy : Using data and physics to improve your putting --
Tee-to-green strategy : How data and optimization can lower your score --
Practice with a purpose : Golf games and drills to measure and improve performance --
The 20th hole : Summing up and looking ahead.
Responsibility: Mark Broadie.

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"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."--

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