With strokes gained Broadie was able to set the data straight by placing it in proper context. It allowed him to measure a player’s performance against the rest of the field while providing an isolated view of specific aspects of their game.
Take the par-three eighth where he’d now arrived. At 145 yards the hole ranks as the easiest at Pelham but it has a history of giving Broadie trouble. In 2005 the year he started cataloging his own rounds Broadie played it 18 times always with a nine-iron but only hit the green on a third of those occasions.
“Because I didn’t know how much I was going to be playing. I was just trying to play. So next year I have a better understanding of what I need to do and this off-season will be very different than it was last year.”