Ways to Win: Rickie’s Rout

There is more than one way to win a golf tournament, Ways to Win will break down how the winner did it each week. 

Well if you listened to Johnny Miller this weekend, you would have thought Rickie won ugly, but sometimes its Thursday thru Saturday that wins a golf tournament. In fact, the recent string of victories by Speith, DJ, Hideki, and Justin Thomas have been victory marches on Sundays after blitzing the field early.

Rickie gained 13.5 strokes on the field in the first three days, allowing him to play conservatively down the stretch and still win by 4 strokes on the difficult PGA National.

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Feature Focus: Summary and Statistics

Golf is hard. PocketPAR makes it easier.

Time to highlight features you may have missed and show how PocketPAR can help you improve. 

So you’ve finished your round, logged all your shots, and saved the data… Now what? As you’re about to head to the 19th hole and reflect on the day’s adventures, time to arm you with some analysis. PocketPAR‘s round summary will get you what you need from advanced to traditional statistics.

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Ways to Win: Dominant DJ

There is more than one way to win a golf tournament, Ways to Win will break down how the winner did it each week. 

Always the bridesmaid and never the bride…

After several near misses, Dustin Johnson finally broke through and won at Riviera in dominant fashion. Having to wait out the rain and play 36 holes on Sunday, DJ gave early notice to the field that he wasn’t backing up. Incredible play with just one bogey in his first 62 holes, coasting to a 5 stroke victory the rest of the way.

We all know Dustin can bomb it… but what did he do to dominate the field this week? Continue reading “Ways to Win: Dominant DJ”

Ways to Win: Spectacular Spieth

There is more than one way to win a golf tournament, Ways to Win will break down how the winner did it each week. 

After four consecutive top 10 finishes, Spieth re-emerged in the winners circle. The difference? A hot start in brutal conditions as Spieth put himself in position after round one, rather than digging a hole as he has in recent tournaments.

Once in position, Spieth did what Spieth does and separated himself from the field with the flatstick on Saturday. He gained almost 4.8 strokes on the field with the putter while hanging around the middle of the pack in other strokes gained categories on Saturday.

However, it isn’t just the putter that allowed Jordan Spieth to coast to his 9th PGA Tour victory. Jordan Spieth’s iron game has improved on his performance last year to put him back in contention. Let’s take a look at how Spieth’s performance this week compares to the season’s winners… Continue reading “Ways to Win: Spectacular Spieth”

From the Lab: Scorecard Overhaul + Heatmap

Golf is hard. PocketPAR makes it easier.

We’ve been hard at work in the lab cooking up new features to help our users get the most out of every round. Time to show off how PocketPAR can help you improve. 

To misquote Tin Cup…

How did a legendary ball striker such as yourself manage to make a 10 on the 18th hole?”

“Well I missed a 6-footer for a 9.”

They say there are no pictures on the scorecard… A classic golf-ism, but why not? Often times the final score doesn’t quite tell the story of how the round or hole was played. At PocketPAR, we aim to fix that. Continue reading “From the Lab: Scorecard Overhaul + Heatmap”

Ways to Win: Year of Hideki?

As America starts to tune in for Super Bowl 51, there was a battle still being fought in the Deserts of Arizona. 

The 2017 Waste Management Phoenix Open finished in stellar fashion as Webb Simpson and Hideki Matsuyama played four playoff rounds to crown the winner. Hideki sank a 10 footer on the short par-4 17th in front of record crowds.  He has now become 1 of 6 players to defend their title in the event joining golf greats, Ben Hogan, Jimmy Jimmy Demaret, Lloyd Mangrum, Arnold Palmer and Johnny Miller.

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Ways to Win: Eagles Soar for Rahm

There is more than one way to win a golf tournament, Ways to Win will break down how the winner did it each week. 

A bunched leaderboard on Sunday led to a thrilling finish by the young Jon Rahm. There are multiple ways to win on the PGA Tour, but this week Jon Rahm put on a ball striking clinic, particularly with the big stick. Playing a Torrey Pines with brutal rough, Rahm hit 11 of 14 fairways and averaged 305 yards off the tee on Sunday. Maximizing his opportunities, Rahm raced up the leaderboard with a back nine 30 that included two eagles. Continue reading “Ways to Win: Eagles Soar for Rahm”

New Years Resolution – Make More Birdies!


It’s a new year and with that comes new goals. We all want to lower our handicap and become better players. The best way to improve is to set realistic and measurable goals.

No matter which area of your golf game needs improvement, PocketPAR can measure and track progress towards your goals.

Driving Distance

Maybe you’re lifting weights or taking lessons to improve technique and add distance… PocketPAR tracks both average and max distance for drives of every round you play. Watch your distance increase through the year by viewing the driving distance trend.

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