Tuesday, 1 July 2008

New Features and Charts

Following on from the post on the hardest courses on the US PGA Tour, we got thinking here at Golf Predictor. We have that information in our database, so why not dig it out for our members?!

Well, that is exactly what we have done, and then some! We have introduced a new screen in the "View Options" section called "Tournament Statistics". It is abbreviated in the main menu for real estate reasons! On this new screen, you can see all the completed tournaments with field size, course par, average round score and difference between the average score and par for the course all as sortable columns. This allows you to list the tournaments in a given year by field size and difficulty.

And we didn't stop there! We have also created 7 new charts, available on this new screen. These new charts are:
  1. Tournaments with the largest fields.
  2. Tournaments with the smallest fields.
  3. Tournaments with the lowest average round score.
  4. Tournaments with the highest average round score.
  5. Tournaments with the lowest average round score relative to par.
  6. Tournaments with the highest average round score relative to par.
  7. Breakdown of courses by par score.
Charts 5 & 6 are the most accurate yardsticks for course difficulty as the course par is taken into consideration. Looking at those charts, they confirm that the Bob Hope Chrysler Classic is the easiest tournament so far this season (in fact across both tours) and that the US Open is the hardest on the US tour. As an example, chart 5 is shown in the screen shot above. Hover over a bar to display the text box shown in the image. However, 3 European tour events played even tougher than the US Open, though this was largely due to inclement weather. The easiest European tour event so far has been the Italian Open.

This new functionality brings the total number of available charts in Golf Predictor to an impressive 33! As with existing ones, only subscribers can view all these new charts. Non-subscribers are limited to charts 2 and 7 only.

So, sign up today and reap the full benefits of Golf Predictor, the premium professional golf statistics site.

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