TGJ Podcast 136

Lou Stagner’s Numbers Never Lie

The golf stat pro explains why not all 10-handicaps are created equal
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Episode 136: Lou Stagner's Numbers Never Lie The Golfer's Journal Podcast

What would you do if you had 625 million recorded golf shots at your disposal? If you’re Lou Stagner, AKA Twitter’s “Golf Stat Pro” and Data Lead at Arccos Golf, you’d dive in headfirst. Join Lou and Tom Coyne as they discuss how understanding our stats can shrink our scores while busting some game improvement myths along the way. Is it really drive for show, putt for dough? (Not so much.) Does distance really matter? (It really does.) Do we need to make more birdies to get down to scratch? (Not necessarily.) If you want to get better faster, says the Stat Pro, you’ve got to do the math.

About Lou Stagner

Lou Stagner started his journey up the golf stat mountain in the 1990s, when he began logging each shot in his own rounds. He parlayed this obsession and a degree in analytics into a role as the Data and Insights Lead at Arccos Golf, co-host of the Hack It Out Golf podcast with Mark Crossfield and Greg Chalmers, and Assistant Coach for Princeton’s men’s golf team. You can get his findings by following him on Twitter or in his weekly newsletter.

Arccos Golf

You too can keep stats like Lou. Broken Tee Society members get 15% off all Arccos hardware and a free one-year subscription to its app with the exclusive code in their member locker. We can confirm it’s a much easier way to track strokes gained than maintaining a spreadsheet for three decades. Learn more here.