Dan Box
By Dan Box

Golfers asked, Shot Scope listened. The latest update to their excellent performance-tracking technology now allows users to look at their strokes gained data for every part of their game, with full analysis shown directly on the mobile app.

Shot Scope Introduces Strokes Gained

Strokes gained is a way of analysing golf statistics by looking at where a golfer sits in certain aspects of their performance in comparison to other golfers in the rest of a dataset.

This allows users to better understand which areas of their game they excel in, and which areas require more work in order to improve their scores. It does this by isolating individual parts of a player's game and comparing it to the entire Shot Scope dataset.

Adding strokes gained to Shot Scope's performance tracking is part of a wider update to the apps, which includes new performance pages, round overviews and social features.

This is a really important progression in our performance tracking platform. We have taken user-feedback on board and have acknowledged that strokes gained is a hugely important aspect of game improvement.

The ability for golfers to asses their game against others at the touch of a button will really help them to identify areas of their game that need to be developed, ultimately helping them play better golf.

David Hunter, Shot Scope CEO

Strokes gained capabilities will be added to the Shot Scope platform in three different phases.

Phase One, which has already begun, is a strokes gained overview release which pits users' statistics against Tour players. It gives strokes gained data for tee shots, approaches, short game, individual putting rounds and filters such as last five or 10 rounds.

Shot Scope Introduces Strokes Gained

The data is also backdated to the previous years' data so that you can get more accurate results over a longer period, which is especially useful if your golf club happens to be closed at the moment.

The second phase of the strokes gained rollout, to come in the spring, will provide collated information into trends and insights of golfers' performance. This will include things like front-nine and back-nine strokes gained data, as well as tee-to-green statistics and tee shots by hole distance.

The final phase will allow Shot Scope users to directly compare their performance against golfers of a similar handicap. Initially this will come in categories of 0-5, 5-10, 10-15, 15-20 and 20-25, with more specific updates to be made available in the future. This phase is expected to be introduced by June 2021.

To find out more about Shot Scope, read our review of the new V3 GPS Watch and performance tracking to see whether it could help you improve your scores and lower your handicap.

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