Thursday 22 April 2010

Golf Predictions

In addition to supplying comprehensive golf statistics, one of the main purposes of Golf Predictor is to produce golf predictions for both the European PGA Tour and the US PGA Tour. These golf predictions are produced by the our predictions engine each week in advance of the tournament(s) starting. Barring a weather delay to the previous week's event(s) or a hold-up in the availability of the necessary golf statistics (e.g. latest world ranking data), the golf predictions are generally available on Golf Predictor by the Monday evening (GMT).

Occasionally, due to unforeseen personal circumstances, the golf predictions may be run on a Tuesday. This is actually a better day to run predictions as the field for each event is much less volatile than the previous day. This tends to be more of a factor in the lesser tournaments on the calendar. The generation of the golf predictions was once moved briefly to Tuesdays for this reason. However, some users preferred to have the the data on the Monday, however inaccurate the field might be at that point, so the generation of the golf predictions reverted back to Mondays. Occasionally, with volatile fields, the golf predictions have to be regenerated if there is one or more significant changes to the field.

The generated golf predictions contain a wealth of objective statistics and charts for each golfer in the tournament field. You can get an idea of the comprehensive information available on the About Golf Predictor page or by registering for Golf Predictor for free and looking around. You may view any of the golf predictions by clicking on a golfer name on one of the many predictions pages in the "Stats Analysis" menu.

The only subjective statistic generated in the golf predictions is the GP Score, which serves to rank the field by likelihood of winning. Depending on which statistic you consider most important, you may decide that a lower ranked golfer is more likely to perform well. The statistics displayed in the golf predictions is under constant review and new features are added as they are suggested by users or thought of by me!

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