Short Game and Probability
Short Game Secrets instructors John Graham and James Ridyard understand that in the next few months and years, there will be an extensive discussion on how to use the odds and apply them directly to you and your golf game. By looking at a players statistics, coaches are starting to focus practice time in very specific areas that can quickly help the player. Having an understanding of how probability plays into your shot selection, practice habits and course management is just one of the areas that we will continue to explore.
We realize that the human element of golf is something that we are stuck with and it's a good thing. It's just not practical for all players to be fit into "optimal" parameters. The burst of science based information in golf has caused some coaches to go down the "optimal" road instead of the probability road. James and I are huge fans and seekers of information but we realize and understand that much of the information is theory based and may not necessarily apply to everyone all the time. At the same time, this information gives us the understanding of what is actually happening so we can simplify information for those feel players we teach every day.
By looking at your stroke pattern, both in terms of wedge play and putting, we can recommend areas where you have a better chance to shoot your lowest score just with the pattern you currently have. Improvements can also be made in those areas where your probability of success is reduced because of your pattern. That's what we are about. We teach you to understand your pattern with it's current pluses and minuses. Then based on your goals, skills, time commitment and the like, we'll provide options for you on how to best handle that pattern and offer advice on improvement if needed.
James and I have spend lots of time on tour and with tour players and know that they are using these strategies to help improve their scoring. Over the course of a year, 1 shot per tournament means a very large sum of money to them. We want to bring that tour level of information to you and your game.
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