strokes gained or lost from 100 yards and out (6.5). A similar differential holds true in comparisons of golfers across the board. The takeaway: In a battle of importance ballstriking reigns supreme. The beauty of Broadie’s research was that it offered something for almost everyone.
It is 81 degrees with a wind from the northwest at nine miles per hour. Broadie knows this. He’s checked a weather app. The hole is a 462-yard par-5 uphill gentle dogleg. The percentage play is a driver up the right. Broadie knows this too because when it comes to golf-related facts and figures there aren’t a lot of things he doesn’t know.
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.