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Shot Quality and Player Quality – Clippd’s new performance metrics

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Shot Quality and Player Quality – Clippd’s new performance metrics

Clippd has created two performance metrics, Shot and Player Quality, which present a compelling new way to understand and measure golfing skill — both overall and in each area of the game. These powerful metrics build on the huge advances made by Strokes Gained, giving players and coaches an easy and more precise way to appreciate how good a particular shot was or how good a player is at a given point in time.

Shot Quality

Shot Quality is the foundation, measuring each individual shot – both on and off the course. Shot Quality takes into account distance, lie, end result and other factors that impact the difficulty of each shot. 

Shot Quality is represented as a number between 0 and 200, with 100 being the quality expected of a shot by a typical PGA Tour player and 200 representing “perfection”, such as a hole-in-one or a hole out from the fairway.

Player Quality

Player Quality works on the same scale and is created via a proprietary Clippd Algorithm that rolls up all of the shots a player hits. Based on those shots, the algorithm predicts how well the golfer will play the next time they step up to hit a ball.  

Like Shot Quality, Player Quality is represented as a number between 0 and 200, with 100 being an approximation for PGA Tour standard and 108 being an approximation for a top-25 player on the PGA Tour.

Player Quality is a dynamic reflection of your golf right now, one which is more sensitive to your current form than handicap. As a guide, a golfer playing off a plus-handicap will have a Player Quality in the mid 90s. A scratch player will be low 90s. A low single figure handicap player will be in the high 80s, while a 10 handicap golfer will have a Player Quality of around 80. 

Player Quality can be viewed overall, but also broken down to the specific facets of the game such as Off The Tee (OTT) or Putting (PUTT). We use Machine Learning to then measure what happens and see how accurate we were.  

Over time the machine gets smarter and more tailored to the individual, giving you a truly unique insight into your playing ability.