Is Brooks Koepka the most underrated golfer?

Some of you may ask – who’s Brooks Koepka? Where has he been all this time? Well, let me tell you a little secret…. Brooks Koepka is the new World No.1 and has won 12 times worldwide! He has won 2 of the 4 Majors in 2018 with a total of 3 Majors in his last 6 played – I don’t know about you but that is an outrageous winning % in Major Championships!!

Nonetheless, all you hear about in the media is the rise of Tiger Woods, and is he ‘back’? Will Dustin Johnston or Speith or Thomas win the next event? Will Rory return to form? Or rather more light heartedly, when will Phil the Thrill start his own dance classes?!

 

Anyway back to Koepka, see how easy it is to get sucked in by all these other big names?! Brooks Koepka is arguably one of the most underrated players currently on the PGA Tour! With back to back US Open wins and 3 Majors in his last 6 attempts you’d think you would see him all over the media, but sadly that is not the case. In Koepka’s Major history he has only ever missed 2 cuts out of 20, yes 2!! AND they were his first two Major tournaments.

Brooks is known for his athletic build and powerful drives, with his longest drive this season at a whopping 411 yards!! That’s longer than most of the Par 4s us regular golfers play – the team at Shot Scope know this, as we map every course on our system! Shot Scope V2 automatically tracks every shot you hit on the course, find out if you can smash one as far Brooks with Shot Scope V2.

 

With a 2018 scoring average of 69.4 (ranks 9th) we should all expect to see Brooks challenging in every tournament he plays. Scoring average combined with his ball striking is why Brooks is ever consistent in non-majors too. This season he has made 16/18 cuts, with 2 runners up placings and 6 top 10s. With his recent CJ Cup win (12th win worldwide) Brooks is now the Official World Golf No. 1!

After all his (rather unheard of) success it seems fitting for Brooks to be awarded 2018 Player of the Year! Congratulations Brooks! It is also nice to see the likes of Justin Thomas and Dustin Johnson congratulating Brooks on his title! The camaraderie and sportsmanship within the golfing world is unique to golf.

HOW TO ACCESS HAZARDS, PENALTIES & BALL TIMER

Top tips on how to access some of our fantastic features such as hazards, recording penalties and starting a ball search timer.

Follow these simple steps next time you’re on the course!

How to access hazards

  • Simply click the triangle with a ‘!’ in the top left hand corner of the F/M/B distance screen.
  • This will take you to the hazards screen where you can access distances to any bunkers and water hazards that are on that hole.

 

 

 

 

  • This image indicates that the hazards are on the right side of the hole.

*If the hazards were on the left side, the graphic would be on the left and the numbers would be on the right*

  • To get back to the yardages screen after this procedure, press the button which now shows ‘F/M/B ruler’ icon

 

How to record a penalty

  • Navigate to the penalties screen by pressing the middle ‘menu’ button on the left side of the watch.
  • Select the appropriate penalty that you require.
  • To find out more about penalty types go to our Support Site

 

 

 

 

 

How to start a ball search timer

  • Navigate to the penalties screen by pressing the middle ‘menu’ button on the left side of the watch.
  • Select ‘Prov’ (provisional ball), before playing your provisional ball.
  • The screen will then ask ‘Lost Ball?’
  • Press the top left button with the stopwatch icon to start the timer.

 

 

 

 

Hopefully these simple step-by-step processes enable you to access all of the unique features of Shot Scope V2 with ease!

Explained: Shots to Finish

We are often asked if we offer a “Strokes Gained” system and then how our own version, “Shot to Finish”, is beneficial to golfers. Here’s a quick overview which will answer your questions so you can better understand the stats on your dashboard.

Shots to Finish is a system created for handicap golfers to be able to evaluate the effect of lie, distance and club on scoring. It breaks down performance to one number which is the number of shots that that shot cost or saved the golfer. It makes analyzing the golfer’s game very easy and areas of improvement can be quickly identified.

For example, a player may take on average 3.2 shots to finish the hole when their approach to the green is from the fairway with a 7 iron, however, the same player might average 3.7 shots to finish the hole with a 7 iron from out of the rough and 4.3 from fairway bunkers. It can then be ascertained that hitting into fairway bunkers costs the golfer at least 0.6 shots each time.

If you have any further questions please get in touch with us as support@shotscope.com.