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Golf Types Of Statistics

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golf types of statistics

Let's learn some statistical terms that apply to a golfer.

  • Fairway in Regulation
  • Green in Regulation
  • Three-Putt
  • Up-and-Down
  • Sand Save
  • Scramble
  • Number of Putts
  • GHIN
  • Handicap

Fairway in Regulation (FIR)

A fairway in regulation is a statistic that records when a golfer hits his tee shot into the fairway.

Green in Regulation (GIR)

A green in regulation is a statistic that records when a golfer hits the approach shot on the green. To record a GIR on a par 3 a golfer must hit the green in one stroke. To record a GIR on a par 4 a golfer must hit the green in two strokes or less. To record a GIR on a 5 a golfer must hit the green in three strokes or less.


A three put occurs when a golfer uses putts the ball three times on the putting green to hit the ball in the hole.


An up and down occurs when a golfer chips or pitches a ball from off the putting green onto the green, and then only needs one putt to complete the hole.

Sand Save

A sand save happens when a golfer makes an up and down from the bunker.


A scramble is a scoring format where a group of players each hit a tee shot, and then play the best shot for the entire duration of the hole in order to collectively shoot the lowest score possible. To scramble is a synonym for the term up and down.

Number of Putts

Number of Putts is a statistic that indicates how many times a golfer putts the ball on a given hole or during an overall round.

GHIN Number

GHIN is the acronym for Golf Handicap and Information Network. It's a service established by the United States Golf Association to provide handicaps for players at certain golf clubs and associations.


A golf handicap is a numerical measurement of a golfer's ability. The lower the number, the better.


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