The app, which has GPS functionality to get yardages while on the course, requires users to manually input their shots and putts throughout the round, or after the round, and provides a bevy of statistical feedback.
The platform was created in conjunction with Mark Broadie, the Columbia Business School professor who developed the increasingly popular “strokes gained” stats. Strokes gained works by measuring your performance in a given area — like driving, iron play or putting — against a given benchmark. For example, if you’re a 10-handicap, strokes-gained stats measure your performance against other 10-handicaps. It’s useful to help golfers understand their strengths and weaknesses compared to an average, as well as where they need to improve.
While the original launch of myRoundPro was marketed in partnership with Microsoft Band to track your shots and provide GPS yardages, this app is a stand-alone program. That means the only thing you need to use this program is download the app… and it’s free, which is nice.