Broadie’s first subject was his head pro Diffley an accomplished player and former winner of the Met Open. Broadie asked to join him for a round. Their first 18 together gave way to multiple outings each of which followed the same routine: Diffley would hit shots and Broadie scribbling in a scale-model course map would note exactly where each one settled.
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.
“Mark had a kind of funny swing that has only gotten funnier over the years” says Mike Diffley Pelham’s frank-talking head pro then and now. “But he was clutch that week and he made a lot of putts.”