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!
The third golf major of 2018 is here and Carnoustie is ready to test the world's best golfers. Sean Martin from PGATour.com joins the pod from Scotland to update course conditions, what makes Carnoustie the hardest course in the rota, what stats will translate to success and our fantasy picks for the week. Can Brooks Koepka go back-to-back? How crazy good are Henrik Stenson's numbers? Are we too bullish on Russell Knox? Don't set your lineup until you've listened!
Episode 20 - John Mahaffey
John Mahaffey knows golf and how to win at it, including the 1978 PGA Championship as part of 10 PGA Tour victories. As a broadcaster today, he offers the perfect link between the glory days of his mentor, Ben Hogan, and the technical, modern game. He talks about the growing use of data and technology, lessons from Hogan and Lee Trevino and the psychology of winning.
Perfect Number Podcast - Episode 19
The architect of the most important statistical advancement in golf is back. Mark Broadie was at Shinnecock Hills for the US Open and offers a breakdown of everything that went down. How impressive was Brooks Koepka's win? How tough was the course really playing? What strengths translate to US Open success? Plus, with the PGA Tour season winding down, lots to discuss about sample size, Jason Day's historic putting pursuit, Jordan Spieth's woes, Tiger Woods, and more.
Perfect Number Podcast - Episode 18
What is a good golf swing? What makes a professional better than a 30 handicap? For generations of golf instruction, the secret to a proper golf swing was passed down. Now, GolfTEC has the data to answer the question with more proof. Nick Clearwater is the VP of Instruction and breaks down the 100,000+ lessons that shaped what makes a good swing good, and a bad swing bad. It's a fascinating conversation that challenges the norm.
Perfect Number Podcast - Episode 17
Picking golfers in fantasy is hard. Winning the U.S. Open is harder. Merging the two? Good luck. We go to the expert, Rob Bolton of PGATour.com, in advance of the 2018 U.S. Open at Shinnecock Hills, for all fantasy advice. Who is the favorite? What stats are the best predictor of success? Sleepers? Deep sleepers? Guys to avoid? We cover it all.
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