Bringing Strokes Gained statistics to all golfers.

The Benchmark

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The Benchmark

The first thing to understand on all the graphs is that the “zero line” represents the Benchmark. The Benchmark establishes the standard against which your own strokes gained results are compared.  Currently, the benchmark is the PGA Tour average. 

Amateur golfers should expect most of their strokes gained values to be negative, or below the zero line.  For negative values, those that are closer to the benchmark (“zero line”) indicate better performance than those farther from the line.

However, even the amateur will occasionally have shots, holes, or categories that are positive, or above the line.  These represent results better than the PGA Tour Average.

In the future, Strokes Gained Golf will allow you to compare your values to other benchmarks, such as other golfers in your gender, age, and handicap index categories, and even your own season averages.