Grinters Equipment – What is the Most Popular Driver?

We have gotten such a good response from all of you regarding our Data Facts newsletters that we decided to start a third topic. Golf Equipment, in partnership with Gimme Golf Store.

As you know, you can all declare the golf clubs you use in your TheGrint profile. Declare your clubs here. So we look at that data to figure our what are the most popular driver models of the season within our community of Grinters.

Take a look at the graph below and find out which 2020 models are the most utilized by our Grinters.

NOTE: Both Ping and Titleist drivers released their current models early 2019 which may explain a larger share

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As we know that not every Grinter plays with a 2020 driver, we decided to prepare another graph that shows what is the most used driver model, regardless of the year that came they came out. Take a look at the graph below and zoom in to see the details!

What do you think? Did you expect those models to be there? Or, is there any model in particular that took you by surprise? Feel free to drop a comment below!

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Par 3 Accuracy by Distance & Hdcp – What’s Your Target?

Have you ever wondered how your iron game compares to those who have similar handicaps? Or, if the difference with a low handicap player is significant?

Well, in order to help you answer those questions, we went to our database of millions of real golf rounds and analyzed their stats.

We looked at Par 3 shots in the following distance ranges: <125yds, 126-150yds, 151-175yds, 176-200yds, 201-225yds and +225yds.

By having the distances separated in these 5 categories, we went ahead and sort them by handicap. So, to read you just have to position yourself within your handicap and follow the vertical line that crosses the distance categories to see what’s your accuracy in each of those distance ranges.

Now, zoom in the graph below and spot your handicap to reveal your target iron accuracy % in each of those distance ranges.

There are some interesting finds for sure!

Take a look at the <125yds range where lower handicap players are not outperforming the rest. Why? Well our guess is that lower handicap players tend to tee it up from the back tee boxes. Therefore, when the golf course architect gives them a short par 3, those come typically with tough conditions or diabolical greens.

Also, we can see that in shots between 201-225yds and +225yds, there’s a slight increase in the accuracy of high handicappers. This can be caused by the use of rescue clubs or hybrids, which can give some golfers more control over their shots.

Obviously, these are mere interpretations of the data, How would you interpret it? Comment below!

At TheGrint, we strive to give you every detail of your game to help you find those weakness areas that you can work on to improve your handicap.

If you are not yet a PRO member, consider purchasing a Membership in order to enjoy these and many more detailed personalized stats of your game!

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Average Golf Handicap by State and Region – Data Facts

In this edition of Data Facts, we decided to look at the different handicaps by state and region within our community of golfers. Have you ever thought about how your home state average handicap compares with other states in America? Or even with different age groups?

In order to break down the data, we elaborated two graphs in an effort to picture the answers to these questions. The first one shows the average handicap by state as well as by region and the second one just lays out the handicap performance by age group.

Take a look at the map below and locate your home state; zoom in and compare the average handicap to other states around you or even those located in other regions of the country.

We can definitely spot a difference between states that is even clearer when comparing the average handicap by region. But, why are these changes so noticeable? Can it be due to seasonality?

Go ahead and take a look at the graph below and compare the handicap performance between the different age groups.

What do you see? We might find the answers that we’re looking for in the demographics of those regions. Can the average age of the population affect the average handicap as well?

These are simply assumptions we can make by looking at the data. We would like to know your thoughts and opinions on the matter! Please feel free to drop a comment here.

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If you’re already a member make sure to try our  Pro Membership in order to enjoy even more detailed stats of your game that would certainly be helpful to improve your game.

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Top Rated Clubs of the Season – Data Facts

As the summer season comes to an end, there are some courses that you definitely wished to have played in this season. With so many clubs and courses to play in the US, have you ever wondered which ones are worthwhile and better rated by real golf players?

After analyzing the data from our own community of golfers, we filtered the top 20 courses by rating and by number of reviews for the ongoing season.

Note that there are many clubs and golf courses that will not be in this top 20 because of their nature of private golf clubs, so don’t get all upset because if you don’t see Augusta National in the list ;-) Nevertheless, there are some interesting ones that everyone should have in their bucket list to go visit and play!


Become a member of TheGrint and you’ll join a massive community of golfers who enjoy the game as much as you do! There are many cool features like this one that definitely enhance the golfing experience.

If you’re already a member make sure to try our Pro Membership in order to enjoy even more detailed stats of your game that would certainly be helpful to improve your game.

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Grints Percentage by Handicap – What’s Your Target?

When we started TheGrint, we wanted to add a unique stat to our app, and we called it Grints% but, what is it?

Well, the stat “Grints” refers to the amount or percentage of Pars or better (Birdies, Eagle, Albatross) per round.

Sometimes we just want to know how many holes and which ones, we can play without scoring a bogey or worse. That is why we came up with this specific stat; to help out players to get to know their game better in order to identify their weaknesses and strengths.

With that being said, using millions of golf rounds from real golfers we calculated the average Grints% by handicap. Zoom in the graph below and find yourself.

By taking a look at the graph, we can definitely spot how better handicap players tend to score a lot more Grints than higher handicap players. They are simply better at eliminating bogeys or worse from their game.

If you’re looking to lower your handicap, use the graph to find out what next level for your would mean, and use that as a target the next time you play.

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.

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Most Attended Golf Clubs in the US – Data Facts

Have you ever wondered if there are any other Grinters in the course you are playing? The answer is, most likely, yes!

In fact, on any given summer weekend day, we have at least one Grinter on 50% of all the golf courses in the USA.

So, we wanted to share with you the golf courses where you would definitely find a Grinter.

Zoom in the graph below to see the top 20 golf courses where we have the most unique Grinters during the last 30 days!

Bethpage is definitely a hub for Grinters in the NY area, but you can also see other famous sites like Cog Hill, Torrey Pines and others.
For us, it doesn’t matter where you play as long as you enjoy and keep improving your game!

Register today and learn why TheGrint is been named the best golf app for avid golfers around the world. And if you are not yet a PRO Member consider giving it a try! There are a LOT of ways TheGrint can help, check it out.

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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.

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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!

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*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.

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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.

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