Comparison with MyFlightScope
The incorporation of the PGA Tour’s robust statistics into the FlightScope Skills app allows you to use the average PGA Professional as a benchmark to measure your own improvements.
By using the FlightScope Skills Combine you can make reliable comparisons between yourself and the PGA averages. The player provides the mobile application with in-depth data related to a variety of shots over a wide range of distances simply by completing a combine.
The results of the FlightScope Combine provides an invaluable overview of the player’s ability that is represented graphically in a way that is both easy to understand and practically useful for a more focused practice regime.
Average Distance to Target
If you’ve ever wondered how your accuracy matches up with the PGA Professionals, the FlightScope Skills application will allow you to test your mettle.
By comparing your own Average Distance to Target from different yardages with the PGA Tour average, you are able to measure your skills against a reliable benchmark, just like our Joe Golfer did.
Joe Golfer is a golfer who is eager to improve his game, yet struggles to accurately identify where his strengths and weaknesses lie. By completing a FlightScope Combine he is able to receive an analysis of the areas of his game that need work.
The Custom Challenge creation tool in FlightScope Skills allows Joe or his coach to set up a series of shots from various distances aimed at, for example, a circular target area (left).
The black circle in the middle indicates the PGA average distance to target. Should Joe land a shot in the black he would get a maximum of five points. If all of his shots from 175 yds fall in the black he would get 100% for that distance, and so forth.
The x-axis of the graph (left) represents the target distances of each shot covered in the combine. The y-axis is the percentage arrived at by dividing the PGA average distance to target by Joe’s distance to target and multiplying by 100.
At a glance we are able to pick out three yellow bars amongst Joe’s green skyline. These bars indicate shots played at three target distances. His problem areas appear to be for shots between 30-50 yds, 75-100 yds and 150-175 yds.
A realistic goal for Joe could be to get his percentages from all distances up to around 70%, as that is where most of his other bars are situated, and would indicate a more consistent golfer.
What this information allows him and his coach to do now is focus his practice routines on those weak points in order to identify why he is performing so far below the PGA benchmark from the yellow distances.