Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Version 2 of Strokes Gained Putting Will Be in App Store this Month

Our first upgrade will be in the App Store soon, using the feedback of our users--YOU.  The following changes have been made:
  • Addition of "Three Putt Avoidance" stat.  Hank Haney says this is the most important of all putting stats, so we didn't want to leave it out. 
  • Changed the "Best SGP" from best ever to best in the last five rounds to better show continuing improvement.  After all, the objective is to improve your game with these stats.
  • Changed all the Summary Statistics from using the USGA formula of low ten of last 20 rounds to use the summary of the latest five rounds played, thereby to better show trends in your game.  The Handicap Index and Course Handicap will continue to use the low ten of last 20 rounds so will continue to be accurate (although not officially endorsed by USGA).   
  • Minor bug fixes.
  • Added several thousand more golf courses world-wide.
  • Hundreds of fixes for some inaccurate course data including Manly and Coastal in NSW Australia for which we have gotten good feedback and made the corrections.
  • A new server for the courses database so that Buffington Sports can directly upgrade the courses database without a required upgrade of the app.  We will now update the courses on a monthly basis.  Your feedback of corrections will be more quickly incorporated into the app.  With over 28,000 courses (and thus about 700,000 data entries) it is inevitable that the vendor needs our feedback. So let us know of any course changes needed. 
Ask your friends to download our free Strokes Gained Putting Mobile App for Apple devices. 


  1. Seems like you should have a distance from
    Hole on 2nd shot input. This would tell you SG
    From tee and potentially green. Will this be available soon?

  2. Gary,

    I have 7 rounds posted on the app but i am still not getting an average stats. Is there anything I need to do? I do play different golf courses for tournament play. Is that an issue?

    1. Dear PJ:
      Should work no matter what the courses. Be sure you have yourself in the player list; That you used yourself as the player of the new round; That you chose end round at the end and that an end of round time was chosen. It works for all our beta testers. Thanks for using the app. If this doesn't solve the problem, communicate directly at gbuffmd@gmail.com.