Thursday, March 22, 2018

Season-to-Date Top-15 Players in Adjusted Distance to Edge of Fairway 3.18.18

Below is the top-15 players in Adjusted Average Distance to the Edge of the Fairway.  This measurement is based on when a player MISSES the fairway and how close to the edge of the fairway they are.  This is an important metric due to the likelihood that the further the player is from the fairway the more difficult the lie in the rough tends to be.  Some courses like Houston this is not much of a factor.  Other courses such as Harbour Town this is not much of a factor since the course is so tight due to the trees and hazards that the Missed Fairway - Other % becomes a bigger factor in driving effectiveness.

This also can change depending on the size of the course's fairways.  Narrower fairways tend to yield larger Distance to the Edge of the Fairway than wider fairways.

For longer golfers, Distance to the Edge of the Fairway is more important since they are likely to miss more fairways due to smaller margins for error.  For shorter hitters, it's more important to actually find the fairway a higher percentage of the time.  They simply cannot afford to miss too many fairways given their lack of distance off the tee.


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