That reputation stems from Broadie’s pioneering data-driven research which began nearly two decades back inspired by what you might call his golf obsession and which continues to this day. Drawn from his analysis of millions of golf shots struck by pros and amateurs alike that research has yielded insights with farther-reaching implications than Broadie himself ever foresaw.
Their combined influence on golf have been likened to the sway of sabermetrics over baseball changing how Tour pros play and practice how coaches coach how caddies caddie.
Pulling an 8-iron he waggled and swung. Riding a light wind the ball landed on the green and settled at the back of the putting surface 21 feet from the pin. By any measure it was a better-than-average shot.