KPI’s explained

In general, GolfBors Stats will try to calculate all KPI’s. All holes are created with default values. Statistics will be calculated also if you do not change the default values. You choose what of the KPI’s you care about.

The following KPI’s (Key Performance Indicator) are explained below:

  • Fairway Hits
  • Direction of tee-shots on Par 4’s and Par 5’s (both on-fairway and off-fairway)
  • Green in Regulation (GIR)
  • Direction of GIR
  • Approach-length when not in GIR
  • First-putt direction and length
  • Par-scoring
  • Total scoring versus Par
  • Penalties
  • Scrambling
  • Putts per GIR
  • Number of putts per round
  • Number of one-putts, two-putts, three-putts and four-putts (or worse)
  • Number of pars, birdies, eagles, bogeys, double-bogeys (or worse), albatrosses and HIO’s

Fairway hit is when your tee-shot on Par 4 or Par 5 ends up on fairway.

Fairway direction will be calculated both when your ball ends up on fairway and when you miss fairway. This is for you to understand your most common direction of tee-shots.

Green in Regulation (GIR) is when your ball ends up on the green in designated number of strokes according to the following:

  • 1 stroke on Par 3’s
  • 2 strokes (or less) on Par 4’s
  • 3 strokes (or less) on Par 5’s

Reaching green in regulation will improve your scoring and make it easier to make par. You can also indicate direction so that you can understand your most common direction when approaching green.

When you miss GIR you have the possibility to indicate distance from green. This will give you an overall picture of your performance.

You can record quality of you first putt. Quality in this case means direction and length. It is up to you to define the thresholds.

GolfBros Stats will also calculate you par-scoring, meaning your performance on Par 3’s, Par 4’s and Par 5’s. So if you have a course with 6 Par 3’s and you make 3 pars and 3 bogeys, your Par 3 scoring will be 3,5. In general Par 3’s are considered most difficult. And the Par 5’s as easiest. So expect your decimal for Par 5’s to be lower than the decimals for Par 3- and Par 4-scoring. The pro’s consider [almost] all Par 5’s as potential birdie holes. So should you.

The total score versus par is normally your result, without consideration of you handicap. When you start measuring your golf, you will want to measure number of strokes, if you do not already do this. Some golf results are expressed in ”points” or other ways of calculating. But counting the total number of strokes is the ”original” way of measuring your result (apart from match-play).

Measuring how many penalties you collect through your rounds will give you an idea of how tactical you are in golf. As a golfer, you should hate penalties.

Scrambling is a KPI that shows if you can do par or better when you have not reached green in designated number of strokes. This goes under many popular names like ”sand-save” (making par or better after visting the bunker), ”up-and-down” (making par or better when hitting a difficult shot from the rough close to green).

The KPI Putts/GIR is for the more advanced golfers and shows how effective you are on green (other KPI’s also shows effectiveness). The idea being that if you have managed to get to green in GIR, you give yourself possibilities to score a birdie or an eagle.

The KPI’s that calculates number of putts is one of the most important KPI’s. On a normal Par 72 course, the estimated number of putts are 36. This is 50% of the strokes! Do you spend 50% of your practice time on the putting green?

The KPI’s that measures how many x-putts you have and how many pars, bogeys etc you have is for you to set up goals for your lowest level of quality. Avoiding double-bogeys will improve your golf.