What Golfers Get Wrong About Strokes Gained

Now that you have a grasp on strokes gained as a statistic and metric for success, let’s take a deeper dive into how SwingU Versus — powered by Shot By Shot — is able to help amateur golfers pinpoint the facet of their game that is in need of the most attention and improvement.

With strokes gained primarily being used against PGA Tour averages, the recreational golfer isn’t able to discern accurate and actionable data that can help them improve.

The SwingU Versus and Shot By Shot model adjusts this to make it more amateur-friendly by allowing you to compare your game to a target handicap in order to see where you’re losing your strokes as it pertains to your peer group, your target peer group or another level based on handicap.


Peter Sanders is the President and a founding partner of ShotByShot.com, a unique strokes gained analysis program that helps golfers determine the precise strengths and weaknesses of each facet of their golf game, the system SwingU uses for its Versus product.

Peter has worked with PGA Tour players and major champions such as Zach Johnson, Lucas Glover, Smylie Kaufman, Zack Sucher, Sepp Straka, Dylan Frittelli and Michael Thompson to analyze and interpret their data for game improvement. 

Read more from Peter on his Niblicks of Truth blog at ShotByShot.com.