Golf is a game of numbers and other brain-twisting things. Come geek out with Will Haskett, veteran golf broadcaster, as he explores the precision side of the game. Analytics, strokes gained, fantasy, rankings, technology, business, psychology and more, let your inner golf nerd out with some of the best minds and thinkers of the game!
There isn't a golf nugget of information that Justin Ray hasn't unearthed. First at ESPN, now at Golf Channel, his attention to detail and dedication to research has provided golf fans with some of the greatest notes. From Tiger Woods' ridiculous dominance to some of the most epic collapses from leaders, Ray consistently provides intel for his followers, fellow colleagues and Golf Channel shows. Learn about his style, his unique story and what he believes are the key elements to tracking golf success.
Episode 32 - Corey Conners
Corey Conners just finished his rookie season on the PGA Tour. One of golf's great, young minds, Conners joins the podcast to talk about his golf evolution. From a chance encounter as a teenager with the legend Moe Norman, to playing with the lead as a rookie on the PGA Tour, Conners reflects on how it all shaped his growth as a player. How does he use golf stats to get better? How did Team Canada help guide him to the Tour? How does he balance an active mind with the pressure of each shot? Great insight from a young, rising star.
Episode 31 - Richie Hunt of Hunt Golf Analytics
Professional golf has become a marriage of many areas: talent, swing, conditioning, diet and stats. Yes, stats. Richie Hunt advises several PGA Tour professionals as a stats analyst. What do pros want to learn about? How do the numbers help better prepare them? What should Team USA learn about the Ryder Cup failure in Europe to better prepare future teams? Richie shares his research and answers to all of those questions in this conversation.
Episode 30 - The Greens Reading Book Debate
How much information is too much information in golf? At the professional golf level, especially on the PGA Tour, greens reading books are produced with intricate levels of detail. Now, the USGA and R&A are on the verge of deciding how (if at all) greens reading books will be regulated in 2019 and beyond. Is putting statistically better with the books? How are they created? How does golf absorb inevitable technological advances? Hear from Jim Stracka, whose company produces the books. Sound bites from Adam Scott and others too.
Episode 29 - Data Dump
Tiger Woods has won. The Ryder Cup is on deck. Another PGA Tour season is in the books. Golf and the world of professional golf can't get much better right now! Now is the perfect time to navigate through all of the numbers and see what's what. Who is (or isn't) in form heading to France? How does Jim Furyk use data with Team USA? What are the numbers for players who tee it up in all 5 matches? What do the numbers tell us about the seasons of Tiger, DJ, Spieth, Koepka and others? It's all in this pod.
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