Ham and EggThe number on the left is the average number of birdies and pars that the player makes when they hit the green in regulation. The number on the right is the average number of birdies and pars that the player makes when they did not hit the green in regulation. The higher the total of the two numbers is good. The maximum is 18. The higher the number on the left shows how much pressure the player is putting on the golf course to score low numbers. Obviously, they are getting more birdie opportunities. The higher the number on the right shows the amount of pressure that the player is putting on their short game to score par better. As an example: If a player's Ham & Egg early on is 10/2 and later in the year in goes to 8/6, that is good, from the fact that the total of the two numbers is higher. However, it also shows a trend that the player is relying on their short game quite a bit to score good numbers. If later on the Ham & Egg goes to 10/4 the total of the two is the same, but it shows that the player is now putting more pressure on the golf course to score low numbers (giving themselves more birdie opportunities).
As you can see in this example the player made Par or Birdie while hitting the Green in Regulation on 2, 5, 7, 11, 12, 14, 17, and 18 for a total of 8. The player made Par or Birdie when Missing the Green on 3, 6, 10, and 13 for a total of 4. Therefore their Ham&Egg would 8/4. Putting ParThe Putting Par statistic is a good putting and short game indicator. Putting Par assumes that a player should 2 putt every green they hit in regulation and 1 putt every green they miss. Theoretically, they would then shoot even par. So the actual calculation works like this: If a player hits 10 greens in a round and of course misses 8, they should 2 putt those 10 greens for a total of 20 putts and 1 putt the other 8 and therefore have a total of 28 putts for the round. The difference between their actual number of putts and the formula calculated number they should have (28) is their putting par. If they had 32 putts their putting par would be 32-28 or 4. If they had 25 putts their putting par would be 25-28 or -3. From an analysis point of view, lower is obviously better. I think an important comparison is to look at the Putting Par number compared to the Score versus Par number. If the Putting Par is higher or close to that number it tells you that the player is losing most of their shots around the green. If the number is quite a bit lower than score versus par, it tells you that they are losing shots from tee to green. A simple way to look at it would be if you have a Score versus Par of 5 and a Putting Par of 2 you could say that they are losing 2 of those 5 shots around the green and the other 3 from tee to green. That is not a perfect relationship, but it is close. Top Fairway Hit/Green HitThe two number should add up to 100 (100%); sometimes it will be 99 or 101 with rounding). The statistic looks at the Par 4 and 5 holes where the green was hit in regulation. Of those greens the number on the left is the percentage of times that the fairway was hit. The number on the right is the percentage of times that the fairway was missed before hitting a Par 4 or 5 green.
In this example the Par 4 and 5 greens that were hit in regulation were 1, 2, 5, 9, 10, 11, 13, and 14. Number 3 and 12 were also hit, but they are Par 3 holes. Of those previously mentioned holes, the fairway was also hit on 1, 2, 10, 11, and 14. Other fairways were hit, but those greens were not hit. So the number of FW hit on Par 4 and 5 holes where the green was also hit was 5. The total number Par 4 and 5 greens hit was 8. The left hand number would be 5/8 or 63 and the right hand number would be 3/8 or 38 (this would be a rounding situation where numbers add up to 101). |