Posted 04 November 2018 - 12:01 PM
I think the new equipment and longer game everyone has help short hitters more then long hitters. I thought back in the day Bobby Jones was 300 yards off the tee and a big reason he dominated the sport. I also think the better equipment is what caused everyone to catch Tiger as well.
Posted 04 November 2018 - 12:20 PM
Mizuno JPX 900 15/Fujikura Speeder 661s
Mizuno Mp-54 3-Pw/Dynamic Gold s300
Mizuno T7 50, 54, 58/Dynamic Gold s300
Scotty Cameron Futura X7
Posted 04 November 2018 - 12:49 PM
Correlation of distance to scoring average on the @PGATOUR
Correlation of accuracy to scoring average on the @PGATOUR
The most challenging aspect of golf is eroding, and that erosion needs to stop.
What stats were they collecting in 1980 to determine “accuracy”? You can’t just say GIR equates to better accuracy, or always represents the more accurate player. Pros these days might prefer hitting a bunker and getting up and down from there over missing long on a domed green and rolling off. That may kill their “accuracy” stats if you are expecting them to hit the green.
Posted 05 November 2018 - 01:37 AM
Posted 06 November 2018 - 07:08 AM
Players who are extremely accurate tend to be precise throughout the bag, so hitting a longer club on approach or avoiding trouble is not as much of an issue. I actually see more top players who are middle to above average in distance but with great accuracy run into challenges when they try to start focusing on maximizing distance (happened to Luke Donald, now Lydia Ko and Jordan?). The rare combo of extreme length and accuracy is what has created a new breed of elite world beaters. For the other 99.9% they should just stick with what got them there in the first place.
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