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Rich Hunt

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Richie Hunt is a statistician whose clients include PGA Tour players, their caddies and instructors in order to more accurately assess their games. He is also the author of the recently published e-book, 2014 Pro Golf Synopsis; the Moneyball Approach to the Game of Golf. He can be reached at ProGolfSynopsis@yahoo.com or on Twitter @Richie3Jack. GolfWRX Writer of the Month: March 2014 Purchase 2014 Pro Golf Synopsis E-book for $10

I frequently get asked the question, "What statistics can I use to measure my entire game?" The issue is that while there are many advanced...

As a golf statistician, I'm often asked what statistics golfers can keep to track their skills on the golf course. For the tour players I...

In the past I have written about what I call the "Critical Holes" in a golf tournament. My analysis shows that these are the holes...

Editor's Note: This is an excerpt from Rich Hunt's 2014 Pro Golf Synopsis, which can be purchased here for $10. This past season, PGA Tour players...

Before last season, I ran through the players that were projected to rise and decline in the 2013-2014 season. With the start of the...

The U.S. Ryder Cup team appears to be -- based on popular opinion -- the heavy underdog against the Europeans. The U.S. team lost...

Last week Tiger Woods announced that he was parting ways with instructor Sean Foley. I wanted to examine Tiger’s game over the course of...

Recently, I was researching data for some of my PGA Tour clients on tee times (late vs. early) and scoring average. Is there a...

Captain Tom Watson’s captain’s picks for the Ryder Cup became more difficult when Dustin Johnson announced that he will not play in the event....

The most recent high-profile teacher switch in golf has come from Brandt Snedeker, who moved from long-time coach Todd Anderson to Butch Harmon. Here...

This past week, Brian Harman won the John Deere Classic. Harman has been one of my favorite players to follow from a statistical approach...

One of the very first things I examine with the PGA Tour players I work with is their basic scoring metrics. Those metrics include...

This past weekend, Jordan Spieth had a share of the lead at The Players Championship going into Sunday before shooting a 74 and finishing...

Last year, I created a filter to help predict the golfers that were most likely to win the Masters. I got the list down...

As a statistician who works with PGA Tour players, I'm frequently asked by aspiring Tour players and their coaches what statistics they can use...

One of the most publicized swing changes this season has been Rickie Fowler's decision to alter some of his swing mechanics with instructor Butch...

With the Ryder Cup upon us this year, I want to look at the status of the U.S. team from a statistical perspective throughout...

With the 2014 PGA Tour season starting, I wanted to give the readers a look at a few players on Tour that I feel...

Keegan Bradley has reportedly left long-time swing coach Jim McLean for Chuck Cook, who teaches Bradley's good friend Jason Dufner and Luke Donald. That...

The following column is an excerpt from my recently published annual e-book, 2013 Pro Golf Synopsis. There is a link below in my profile...

It is a common practice in statistical analysis to seek out commonalities for successful or unsuccessful relationships in order to more accurately forecast future...

Luke Donald recently made an instructor change to Texas-based swing coach Chuck Cook. Back in 2011, Donald had an epic season. He finished first on...

Last week, Golf Channel analyst Brandel Chamblee went on the offensive against radar launch monitors, claiming that they were "ruining golf." Chamblee said that radar...

Back in May, I felt that Tiger Woods was Statistically Primed For the U.S. Open. Tiger had just come off his fourth victory for the...

We often hear from professional golfers how important it is to have a "one way miss’"and to be able to "take one side of...