Strokes Gained Golf Report for high-handicapper based on 36 holes played

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This is a Player Report on a high-handicapper. Stats are based on 36 holes of play at Sharjah Golf & Shooting Club.
I particularly want to focus on two underlying meanings to this report. First is that, Strokes Gained data isn't only for the Tour pros or the lower handicappers. It can reveal many qualities that can also be used for advantage of high handicappers' and intermediate level golfers. Second, this report can serve as a good proof that the area of your weakness is not necessarily the area at which you are losing the score.
Prior to the round, the player expressed that his weakness is from the lack of distance with the driver and his chipping skills. He felt confident about his ball striking ability with mid-irons.
The numbers, of course, show the other story. While his driver distance is less than average (averaging about 220 yards), the stats indicate that he has only lost 10 shots out of the apprx. 60 strokes that he has lost over the PGA Tour field average. In other words, he only stands to gain 16% higher score if he were to start driving the 70 yards further. And yes, 16% is a significant score increase but what are the odds of him hitting a consistent 280-290 yard drive in the near future? My point is that he stands to gain more from focusing his effort to the other areas where he is losing the majority of strokes.
Same logic goes for his chipping ability, which he indicated as his weakness prior to the round. He lost about 8 shots over 2 rounds in wedge play situations. It accounts for 13% of all his lost strokes against the field, which again is not a relatively significant at all.
The majority of the strokes-lost came from the Approach shots (18.35 strokes lost) and putting (22.68 strokes lost). The combined total of more than 41 shots were lost due, interestingly enough, from his perceived area of strength.
It is in my professional opinion that the player will benefit more, and have the most gain from, focusing his practice time to 126-175 yards range shots and putting from 5-15 feet range. I'm a believer that the driver distance will increase with time and practice, and not with forced effort to swing harder, which will only disrupt the player's tempo. Don't get boggled with driver frustration. Good swing mechanics and fitness will definitely help with the distance goal but it will only come with time.

By Lee J.H. Lee,
PGA of Canada Class A
Emirates PGA
Titleist Performance Institute Level 2
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Lee J.H. Lee is the Executive Director of the Links Times and the creator of Hush Golf. He coaches golfers of all skill levels from the Track Meydan Academy by Troon in Dubai, UAE and at the Cedar Hill Golf Course in Victoria, BC, Canada. Follow Lee on Twitter @leejhl@UAEgolf and @linkstimes. Also on Facebook “Dubai Golf Chat with Lee

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