Putts Performance – What’s Your Target?

Putting is without a doubt one of the most important factors of the game. This is why we looked at data from millions of golf rounds of real golfers to break it down for you.
We focused on the Average Number of Putt per Round (18 holes), and complemented it with GIR Putts, and Non-GIR Putts.

GIR Putts meaning the average number of putts golfers make when hitting the green in regulation. And Non-GIR is the average when not.

Take a peek at the graph below and locate yourself within your handicap in order to see the average stats for your golf level. (e.g., Golfers with handicap 12, make on average: 32.3 putts, 2.08 GIR putts and 1.8 Non-GIR, per round.)

Notice that, on average, golfers get more strokes from GIR putting than from Non-GIR putting. Why? That’s because your approach when reaching the Green in Regulation is typically longer than when you don’t. Therefore, your proximity to the hole will be further out.

In fact, Non-GIR putts is also a great indication of your short game ability around the green.

Look at your data in your TheGrint profile and compare it with this graph. It should help you understand if this is a strength or a weakness in your game. And how to get to the next handicap level.

By using TheGrint’s App Stats Module, you can easily keep track of your putting and short game in order to lower those extra strokes and improve your game.

Register today  and learn why TheGrint has been named the best golf app for avid golfers around the world. Already a member? become PRO Member to enjoy access to your detailed stats.

Enjoy your golf!

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TheGrint most active Regions 2020 – Data Facts

It’s time to share some data about our own community of Grinters! Have you ever wonder what’s the region with the highest number of active Grinters?

We analyzed all the rounds played during the last 12 months to better understand which region is the most active.

While the U.S. Southeast region leads the way, California is our U.S. most active state, closely followed by Florida.

Clearly, states with year-round golf calendars have an advantage. So we also looked at rounds activity during the peak of the summer. See below!

Where in these graphs are you? It is still summer here in the northern hemisphere so let’s go out play some golf. And if you are not yet a PRO Member make sure to give it a try!

Register today and learn why TheGrint is been named the best golf app for avid golfers around the world

Enjoy your golf!

*Note:

SOUTHEAST: AL, AR, FL, GA, KY, LA, MS, NC, SC, TN, VA, WV.

NORTHEAST: CT, DC, DE, MA, MD, ME, NH, NJ, NY, PA, RI, VT.

MIDWEST: IA, IL, IN, KS, MI, MN, MO, ND, NE, OH, SD, WI.

WEST: AK, CA, CO, HI, ID, MT, NV, OR, UT, WA, WY

SOUTHWEST: AZ, NM, OK, TX.

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Driving Accuracy by Handicap – What’s Your Target?

Have you ever thought about how your driving accuracy compares with golfers with the same handicap as yours?

We looked at the data from millions of rounds of real golfers to help you answer this question.

Our data on Par 4′s and Par 5′s shows that scratch golfers hit about 62% of the fairways from the tee. This means they hit 9 fairways out of the typical 14 driving holes per round; while higher handicappers only hit about 48%. This accounts for 7 of those 14 driving holes per round.

Driving Accuracy by Handicap Golfers Ability

Although, as handicaps go up, accuracy doesn’t decrease as dramatically you may have expected, the real difference in driving comes from the fact that when high handicappers miss, their misses have higher dispersion, therefore incurring in more penalties.

The blue line show the average number of penalty strokes by handicap. The scale is shown on the right hand side of the graph.

Register today  and learn why TheGrint has been named the best golf app for avid golfers around the world. Already a member? become PRO Member and can keep track of your performance through TheGrint’s App Stats Module.

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Grinters Most Common Handicap – Data Facts

Have you ever thought about how your game compares to that of an average golfer? What about how your handicap compares?

As fellow golfers, we know that in order to improve your golf level, you must work to improve your weakest link. At TheGrint we strive to show you the most accurate data for you to easily detect where those areas of improvement are. By complementing your game strengths and working hard you can become a better all around player.

We have looked at the data from millions of rounds of real golfers, to help you answer some of these questions.

Looking at our community of Grinters, we found out that the average handicap is around 14.5 and the most common handicap score is 13. In fact, more than 20% of our golfers are single digit!

Checkout the graph below, zoom in and locate yourself within your handicap to see how you compare.


Congrats if you’re above the average, keep up the good work! But don’t be discouraged if you are below; become a PRO Member so you can improve and keep track of your game through TheGrint’s App Stats Module.We hope you found this information insightful.

Register today and learn why TheGrint is been named the best golf app for avid golfers around the world

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Average Score by Handicap – What’s your Target?

Have you ever thought about how many shots, on average, you would have to make to improve your handicap?

We took a deep look at our database and analyzed the data of millions of golf rounds and we were able to summarize it in a simple, yet useful graph.

Take a peek at the chart below and locate yourself within your handicap in order to find out the average score for your level.


Using this graph you can set your target score and visualize how many shots you need to make to lower your handicap. ThGrint’s App Stat module allows you to easily track your shot performance and identify where you can eliminate those extra strokes that prevent you from improving your handicap.

Enjoy your golf!

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GIR by Handicap – Golf Greens In Regulation Target

Have you ever wondered what your GIR% target should be? Is 30% good or bad? Well… it really depends. We can answer that question!

We looked at our database of millions of golf scores and calculated the average Greens In Regulation percentage for every Handicap level from 0 to 36.

Check the graph below. And compare it with your data in TheGrint. If your average is below the one for your Handicap then this is a Weakness. If it is above it is a Strength.

The key to improve your Handicap is to identify the areas that, if improved, would take you the next Handicap Level. TheGrint’s App Stats module helps you easily identify targets for all major stats, and therefore find your Strengths and Weaknesses.

Enjoy your golf!

 

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TheGrint Golf – Ryder Cup Feature

Ryder Cup Feature

The Ryder Cup will be played on September 2020. The US Team vs The Europe Team will battle at Whistling Straits in Wisconsin!

The good news is that you don’t have to wait until September to play your own Ryder Cup with your Friends! You can play your own Ryder Cup anytime, anywhere with your Friends by using the NEW Ryder Cup Feature on TheGrint Golf App!

This feature is located on the Live Leaderboards feature.  It is pretty simple to use and create your own Cup, but here are some Tips to make it easier and more fun to use…

1. The Cup Name

Choose the option Ryder Cup option and give your Cup a Name!

Also in that screen you can choose if you want to allow users to Edit their Handicap, whether you will compete in Net or Gross scores, and finally how Handicaps Strokes will be calculated.

2. The Sessions

You can create up to 8 Sessions and you will have to select the Starting Date and the End Date.

For each Session you will then select the Course, Tees and type of Match you are playing during that session.

3. Play Day

Whenever is time to play, every player will just join the Ryder Cup and join the session you are playing that Day.  

NOTE: the organizer doesn’t have to add players. If a player has the Password, that is all he needs to join the Ryder Cup and play with his foursome.

If you finish your Match and want to see how the other Matches are going Live, just go back into the Ryder Cup and Join the Session as an observer.

 4. Choose Team

After joining the Session and Adding your playing partner, if your Team is Red but it says Blue next to your Name, just Tap on “Switch Team Order” and you will be switched to the Red Team.

5. Playing Time

During the Round, if you want to check how the Match is going, just tap at the bottom of the Score Tracker screen where it says “Ryder Cup” and the Summary will come up.

If you win the Match on Hole 16 for example, but your Foursome or other players want to finish playing the 18 Holes, just tap on End Match & Keep Tracking.

If you decide to stop playing for the Day, just tap on End Match & Exit.

6. Ryder Cup Summary

After the Players and Matches are done, you will see the Ryder Cup Summary where you can see every Match played and how the Points were decided.

Make sure you settle any other Games you had with your Playing Partners and give the Course a Review after you end your Round.

If you want to check out the Ryder Cup Summary again after you submitted the Round, just go to the “Leaderboards” Option on the Stats feature on the App. Tap on the Ryder Cup and you will get the Summary.

Let the fun begin!

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Total Golf Trainer – 3.0 “Beast Mode” – TheGrint Golf

Total Golf Trainer – 3.0 “Beast Mode”

Alright, this is it! final post of this series. And yes we had to finish with “BEAST MODE”!  As you know this is sponsored content from Total Golf Trainer, but we are pretty sure you will enjoy it (in fact we have already heard great comments from you guys).

Below Michael Gish (Inventor of the TGT) shares with us Beast Mode!

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Do the Best players in the world use training aids?  The answer is YES!! Almost every professional golfer uses or has used a training device.  The golf swing has evolved in many ways but there is one undeniable fact. Your body is going to react to hitting the ball in a certain way that is hard to control or change. This is your golf DNA.

The way you swing the club naturally, without thinking about anything but hitting the ball.  Everyone’s body reacts in different ways and wants to do what feels comfortable and easy. These are not bad habits that can be fixed in 60 days but tendencies that will always come back if we don’t control them.

The problem is most golfers cannot afford to see an instructor 3-4 times a week or have them on the range before a round to ensure that their practice is correct and they are not falling back into the bad tendencies. This is why golf training devices are a very important part of practice.  The only way to know if you are practicing correctly is through feedback.

The instructor watches you hit balls for 1 hour and provides feedback.  This is why everyone hits the ball better doing the lesson than by themselves.  The best feedback devices on the market cost less than a 1 hour lesson and can provide feedback for a lifetime.

Total Golf Trainer has developed products that can be used anywhere from the range, backyard, home, office and receive the quality feedback necessary to improve.  You can work on things like flat lead wrist at the top or impact, loading and lagging the trail wrist, sequencing the downswing, creating more hip rotation through the ball, club path on the takeaway, improve downswing path,  square club face through out the swing and more.

Beast Mode, is using all three products for Total Golf Training.  The Total Golf Trainer Arm can be used to feel a flat lead wrist or to maintain lag in the downswing on the trail wrist, with settings to control your club face for any shot from chipping to full swing.

The Total Golf Trainer Hip will provide feedback to feel correct takeaway or downswing sequence also provides instant feedback on your hip rotation which creates more speed in your swing.

The Total Golf Trainer is perfect for swing path and impact,  creates more consistency and improved ball striking, eliminates miss hit shots and penalty strokes.

The Total Golf Trainer products provide feel necessary to recognize a correct swing and feedback to Learn your Process and Own your Swing with Total Golf Training(Beast Mode)

www.totalgolftrainer.com

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2018 New Features Releases from TheGrint Golf

Our releases in 2018! 

As Golf evolves, TheGrint does too!

You have heard this phrase… “100% of premium memberships goes toward developing new features”. Well, we did our part and wanted to share some of the biggest features we have released in 2018 so far

Don’t worry… These will not be it. We have plenty more coming for you.

The New Face of TheGrint (March 2018)

As you all might have noticed, we made some changes to how TheGrint App and Website look like. However, we still provide the same Features as before, plus some new ones.

 The Green (+) Button (March 2018)

The Green button, which is a the Circle with a Plus (+) sign located in the center of the bottom menu, allows you to post things.

With it you can post 3 different type of Items:

1. Post: Quickly post a photo, video or 4Some in the Activity Feed

2. Score: Upload a Total Score or send us an SPS (Scorecard Picture).

3. Play: Begin a Round Setup or Create a Live Leaderboard.

 Advanced Shot Tracker (June 2018)

As the Name states, this feature allows you to track every shot you hit.

1. You select the Club.

2. Select where your Ball is before starting the Tracking.

3. Select the Target you are trying to hit as well as the intended Distance.

4. Tap on Next. Hit your Shot and Track it up to where you hit it.

5. Stop Tracking.

6. Enter the Lie where your Ball ended and where exactly on the Hole.

7. Tap on Complete & Continue and track the next one.

When you finish the Hole, just Stop Tracking everything and Tap on Continue.

Website Redesign (March 2018)

This new Home Page allows you to see everything more clearly and get to the Features quicker; as well as see your Stats and information much better and simplify.

 

Scorecards Section & Edit Scores on the App (May 2018)

This is another Redesigned Section that shows you all of your Scores (18-holes & 9-holes lists) as well as your Index and Trending Handicap with a graph showing which Scores are the ones counting towards your Index (Green Bars) and the ones that are not (Blue Bars).

If you Tap on a Score (hole-by-hole score) it will take you to the Scorecard. Where it will allow you to Edit the Score and Stats you tracked.

 

Just tap on the Hole you want to Edit and change what needs

to be updated. Then tap on Enter and when you are done, tap on Edit Scores again or tap on Back.

 Make sure you select “Yes post the change” if you want to make the change or “Discard Changes” if you don’t want to submit that change.

NOTE: If that score was Attested, then you will lose the Attest since the score changed. Simply request your friend to Attest the score again.

Live Score Comments (July 2018)

This is a brand New Feature that many of you requested.

This feature allows you to have a Live Chat with those in a foursome or in your Live Leaderboard.

If you are tracking the Score for your foursome they can still see everyone’s comments by tapping on the Live Score showed on their Activity Feed and then by going to the Score itself.

A Chat Symbol will be on the Bottom Right of the Screen. Tap on it and you will be able to chat with your Partners.

This Feature works the same way with a Live Leaderboard. As soon as you all Join the Leaderboard and enter the 1st Score on Hole 1, you will see the Chat Option on the Bottom Right of the Screen. This Chat can be seen by everyone who joined the Leaderboard.

Courses Section on App (Sept 2018)

This feature allows you to have your own Favorite List, Bucket List & a Discover List that shows you Courses other Grinters have rated around your Area or around the World. You can Search any Course you want on that Discover List and by Tapping on it, you can Add it to your Bucket List. If you played it or when you play it, a “Played Stamp” will be shown on top of the Course Name on the Bucket List.

You can Add any Course to your Favorite List by tapping on “Add Course”, as well as the Bucket List.

All of these features are cool and we know that some of you wanted them.

We worked hard to develop them and we will continue working hard on developing any other feature you Grinters want!

Don’t hesitate to e-mail us at contactus@thegrint.com with your feedbacks, requests, questions, doubts.

We take your thoughts seriously and we, just like you, want a better App with much better and cooler features.

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Increasing Distance Is Increasing Club Speed – TheGrint Golf

Increasing Distance Is Increasing Club Speed

Is your driving distance making it hard to play golf?  Does your 7 Iron go the same distance as your 5 Iron?  If you answered yes to either of these questions, then you need to increase your swing speed.

In this third blog post of this series, Michael Gish (inventor of the Total Golf Trainer) explains how to increase club head speed. This content is sponsored, but we believe it can truly help you learn some import insights about the game, and speed.

Most people know that one of the biggest factors for increasing distance is increased club head speed.  There are many devices that calculate swing speed, providing necessary information for club fitters to properly fit equipment based on swing speed. The teaching professionals use this information to correctly help a golfer improve and playing professionals use this data to work on distance control with wedges and much more.

The club speed of a Long Drive Competitor is up in the 150MPH, the average driver speed for PGA Tour players is 115-120 there are a select few players that will swing it in the 130’s but most dial back the speed for better accuracy.  The average amateur golfer swings the club between 80-90 with better players around 100.

The speed of your club directly affects the distance your golf ball will fly.  The question is how do you increase club speed?  It starts with correct use of the ground and proper mechanics.  The Amateur golfers have a tendency to swing too much with their arms and never learn the correct sequence of motion that produces “effortless power”.

There are many other sports that require this same sequence of motion to generate speed.  A baseball player throwing or hitting a ball, a tennis player creating racket speed and many others.  All these sports create speed using correct sequence of motion starting with the lower body resulting in powerful balanced swing.

The video below shows Michael Gish demonstrate how to properly utilize the hip to generate higher speeds

The Total Golf Trainer Hip provides a trail setting that works on the correct sequence of the downswing, many better players and professionals fight the hips moving too fast or too early.  The Total Golf Trainer Hip provides instant feedback for a correct sequence of motion.  The number one amateur fault is not enough speed, rotation and balance out of the hips.  The Total Golf Trainer Hip has a lead hip setting that provides visual and physical feedback on hip rotation and lower body movement.  If you work on the lower body sequence and rotation you will increase your driving and iron distances.

Here is how to use it

* Slide the TGT Hip over your belt or pants on your lead side or Trail side (insert the training rod)

* The Lead Side setting for the training rod should be perpendicular to the target line

* On the downswing rotate your hips, moving the TGT Hip back and around

* There should be no contact to the training rod with correct hip rotation.

*The Trail Side setting Training rod is parallel to the target line

*On the Downswing get your arms back in front of the body for correct sequence (Eliminate getting struck)

To learn more visit the Total Golf Trainer website and use coupon code: THEGRINT25 to get 25% Off your first order.

Co-Written by: Michael Gish (TGT Inventor, Owner and Instructor)

Total Golf Trainer

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