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Poll Results: What is the Most Important Statistic in Golf?

The results are in – and more than half of the Team Titleist members that participated in our latest Quick Poll agreed: Greens in Regulation (G.I.R.) should be at the top of your checklist when tracking statistics for game improvement.

Putting Average was second on the list, according to Team Titleist members, while both driving statistics (Driving Distance and Driving Accuracy) were considered to be of lesser importance.

Your opinions fell right in line with those of our Titleist Performance Golf Ball Fitting experts, who are currently touring the country educating golfers on Titleist's green-to-tee methodology.

Golfers play more shots to the green than from the tee. The higher the score, the more shots that have been hit to the green.

When you focus on improving the areas of your game that require the majority of your strokes, you'll find the greatest opportunity to lower your score. Tracking and improving your G.I.R. is an important part of that process. Making sure you are playing the right golf ball for your game is another.

What are you doing to improve your G.I.R.?



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  1. richard c

    This comment concerns the commercial for your Velocity golf ball. This commercial shows an animation of the ball leaving the club face withTOP SPIN, while a voice talks about the game improving benefits of the ball.

    This commercial implies that Titleist doesn't think that its customer base will know the difference between top spin and back spin whereas even the beginner knows about the benefit of back spin and that it is essential to the flight of a golf ball. As the pre eminent experts in the golf ball, please remove this commercial as soon as possible.

    Richard Corbeil

  2. J L G

    Please bring back the BALATA BALL!!!

  3. J L G

    Please come back with the Balata Ball!!!!! I need bite on short Burmuda on hard turtleback greens. Nothing comes close to the bite of a Balata Ball. On Ebay the old Balatas bring an average of $100 per dozen. A huge demand, not to mention, they removed the square grooves, but also removed the Balata ball. Not fair!!! You can do all the surveys you want, but Nothing bites like a balata ball. I'am sick and tired of stabbing a 60 yd. wedge shot 5 feet short of the pin with a gap wedge and it taking three hops and rolling of the back side of the green....Thanks, JLG

  4. Skylar T

    Driving Accuracy 35%

    GIR 15%

    Putting 40%

    Driving Distance 10%

    Drive it straight= eliminating penalty shots

    Putt well= bogeys into pars and pars into birdies

  5. Brendan B

    GIR is a reflection of driving accuracy and maybe distance, so it is much more important than driving stats as it sort of combines your iron play with your driving play.

  6. josh p

    I agree i think that greens in regulation is the most important stat in golf because if you hit every green in regulation then even an average golfer is likely to shoot level par.

  7. Kirk T

    I, too, feel that GIR are important.  Ironically, when my driving accuracy is up, my greens in regulation go up as well.  Having tracked this information for three years running, I finally got professional help to be "properly fitted" for my driver.  Now I am hitting more fairways and consequently hitting more greens in regulation.

  8. Kirk T

    I, too, feel that GIR are important.  Ironically, when my driving accuracy is up, my greens in regulation go up as well.  Having tracked this information for three years running, I finally got professional help to be "properly fitted" for my driver.  Now I am hitting more fairways and consequently hitting more greens in regulation.

  9. James B

    Chipping and putting is the most important by miles! e.g. if you are not hitting green's in regulation, but your chipping and putting is brilliant.. you are going to be there or there abouts! same goes for if you are hitting greens in regulation.. you are going to score really well then.

  10. RONALD P

    I AGREE, I ALSO THINK DRIVING PLAYS A ROLL IN GETTING TO PUTT LESS PUTTS ON THE GREEN !!! A GOOD DRIVE WILL PUT YOU CLOSER TO THE HOLE.

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