RyderCup 2023 J-1, Luke Molinari versus Zach USA… Thanks to the 4Shots Rule statistics we see clearly who should win.

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CaddiePlayer Ryder Cup Pronostics by Stephane Barras,

Luke Donald was one of the first Player to look for the extra “Gained” Edge that would propels his career to world number 1 in May 2011 and held the spot for a total of 56 weeks. These days “Mark Broadie” and his Strokes Gained findings has become since a widely used statistic known by casual fans. 

As now every one has every data “Padraig Harrington”, the European Captain in 2021, told Golf Digest. “The USA Team does what we do. So, it’s going to be hard to find an edge going forward. I’m not sure there is one.”

Unless the vice-captain stats Genius Edoardo Molinari has the little clue edge. Rory quote “There’s a big level of trust that Molinari obviously knows what he is talking about and what he’s giving us is good information”

As I have the privilege to know personally Luke Donald and Edoardo Molinari.( FYI my family being involve with the Omega European Masters who Luke wins in 2004 and Edoardo has a Holiday home in Crans Montana Switzerland.) I have had some communication with to bring into the "Edge suggestions" the knowledge of the 4shots Rule (Baradie-Barras) and more statistics we at “CaddiePlayer” believe are crucial. After sending them to Team Europe's captain Luke Donald here they are now to you:

Benchmark Team Europe versus Team USA

  1. Combining all the players last 20 scores, Europe has a lower scoring average as well 3 players (Rory & Viktor & Aberg) with a scoring average below 68.
  2. Combining all Putts Gained Europe has the highest GAINED (+0,53 better than USA*)
  3. Combining all the scores Europe Players are more likely to shoot lower scores then their average Scores > (positive consistency Ratio is lower by 2,4% then Usa Players)
  4. Combine World ranking USA is ranked Stronger (13th versus EUROPE 30th) > Could BE “Mental” advantage
  5. Justine Rose has the highest scoring average of all players (70,25)
  6. *Brooks KOEPKA data 16 rounds from Majors only > PLAY LIV
  7. Both Team average age equal 30 years old

Ryder Cup Bentchmark 2023

In short basically, according to CaddiePlayer rules, Team Europe is technically/psychologically stronger as Team USA theoretically/egocentricly better…. So, the winner will be?

Until then…




150 years ago .... "Best Ever Overall Golfer" ? Lets celebrate White

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August 15th 1873 was born in Pefferside:

  • The First Professional Caddie
  • The First Professional Player
  • The PGA founder
  • The First Putting Author
  • The Grand Slam Club Maker
  • The record breaker Open Champion
  • The Sunningdale Club Teacher... and much more

Yet probably the most important to us > The First CaddiePlayer & The Best Overall Golfer ever to Live... JackWhite

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The Amundi Evian Championship > RoseT9 "Très bien" and @Chendo23 "Très bien" aussi ...

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#CaddiePlayer's founder was a guest of EVIAN Water, Stephane Barras was there to say "Très bien" une fois... deux fois...

... et trois fois > Vive la Française Celine Boutier qui remporte son premier majeur devant son publique. "Très bien" (1)

Quote from The Amundi Evian Champion Celine Boutier

"It's just unbelievable that I get to have my first major win at home, I mean, in France. I could not have scripted it better. I feel like it's just so perfect that it's hard to believe that it's true." 

Full LPGA & LET stories: 

I have been coming to Evian since ages... I have been there so many times with so many stories that I could write a book about it (Caddie/Coach/Teacher/Reporter/Agent) > just tap "Evian" on our CaddiePlayer search blog and you will find 9 related stories.

My 2023 EVIAN edition was again stories telling, having breakfast at the Royal Resort and lunch with Danone executive was something to remember.  However my week highlight was to give a PuttZones instruction to Rose Zhang Father Hai Bin and followed Rose to collect data to benchmark her pairing round 1 and 2 with Korda/MinJee and as you can see below Korda was struggling on the greens as after two rounds she only hold 18% from medium distances!

Benchmark 2023 Evian


At last I was honored to meet face to face Cailyn Henderson and her Mother both guest of the Golf Channel. Giving some swing thoughts/concept to a golf athlete & Indiana State Amateur Champion Cailyn Henderson alias Insta @chendo23 (120k+ Followers) is some kind of an experiences, Cailyn has huge potential and with it a BIG SMILE... Now a Professional golfer, Cailyn hope one day play the Evian. > Très Bien! (2)

To summarize my Evian week I can only quote: "It started "très mal*" and ended "Très Bien"... (3)

#IamCaddiePlayer Founder Stephane 1,2,3 Très bien! 

*"trés mal" because, despite holding a press badge, I was denied media access. 


With Stephane, Cailyn alias @chendo23 practicing on swing thoughts at Evian Resort


Rose Zhang current data provided by KPMG > https://www.kpmgperformanceinsights.com/season/2023/player/99390/stats

Confidence in Short putts and new equipment’s get Diksha Dagar a “spectacular” season’s come back with a secure 4 shots win and a 45’000-euro prize at the Tipsport Czech Ladies Open.

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Caddie Father Narinder and lefty Player Daughter Diksha have done it their own way, their best way… currently standing TOP5 at the LET order of Merit.

I first met Narinder and Diksha at the launching Aramco Team Series London back in 2021 in the Middle of Covid restrictions. I was on my way to the OPEN at Royal St Georges to pay respect to the 1904 Open Champion Jack White*, in the process I got my first Pfizer vaccination, felt awkward/dizzy yet went on to follow and CaddiePlayer Ryan Fox’s 36 holes. Since “Foxy” had one of the fastest/best rises on the Golf World scene, today playing on the PGA tour making all cuts in the Majors.  

Having coached former n.1 India Player Gaganjeet Bhullar was a good introduction to captivate the attention of Caddie and Player Dagar. India is today the largest populate country in the World yet the India Golf scene is still a small Family. As a result, Narinder, Diksha and I quickly got along and went on to interesting talk about what it takes to be a great player. Since, we have kept close contact. As I am based in Scotland and the 2022 AIG Ladies Open came to Gullane, I was hoping to meet again Father & Daughter Dagar. On Monday pre-qualify at North Berwick Diksha shoot 4 under to qualify, I then invite the Dagar Family to the Jack White Hickory Historical shop to find a 100 years old hickory left handed putter and here we went to the Muirfield putting green for some short putts practice.

Quote from Stéphane: “First to Master are the short putts as it is the simplest stroke in golf. Once you master the short putts you move on to Master the medium putt and then the long putts. If so, you will Master 1/3 of the game”

The Colonel who Became a Caddie

Narinder Dagar a Officer from New Delhi who now dedicate his time to Caddie her lefty daughter Diksha has all my admiration. I have caddied on the LET, the caddies are more teenagers/starter or boyfriends like so being a Father Caddie can be pretty lonely challenging. Yet Narinder mind is sharp as on the battle field and his vision for Diksha crystal clear… being top5 on the Ladies European Tour is for now just a step and not a conclusion.

Quote from Narinder: “We didn’t have a good start of the season our 4 starts have been hectic as Diksha lost her golf set in a flight transfer. To find a replacement set was a big challenge.  Several friends helped us to find the best equipment possible as for example the perfect “Shaft”. Also, The India golf environment was as well a big motivation factor to get selected for the Asian Game or the Olympic Games we needed to be more in an Athletic/Fitness and Competitive Frame of Mind and this is what we are doing now”  


More Ladies More winners

I must say the past weekend was probably the first time in my CaddiePlayer life that I got to witness 3 Ladies wins on a single Sunday. Therefore I do not want to miss Congratulate Romaine Masserey the Montreux Golf Club Ladies Champion by 35 shots! As well Celeste Mangeat winning my home club Crans-sur-Sierre U16 Swiss Tour series with a last round of 68! Well done, Ladies!

Welcome to BeautyNGolf

All these successful Ladies Golfers has inspire me to unofficially pre-announce the soft launch of BeautyNGolf. An exciting project I am working on since I met Ana early May this year.

Ana “LaVisagista” is an expert beautician based in Milan. Graduated and specialized in aesthetics, with an experience of over ten years in the Beauty sector, she has advanced knowledge of all the chemical-dermatological and aesthetic aspects related to the skin and face. 

I am looking forward to combine Ana’s ANTIGRAVITY FACE LIFT technics within the golf industry where Ana and I will host BeautyNGolf Master Classes at exclusive golf resorts around the World.

A beautiful FACE with A beautiful SWING! @BeautyNGolf


As from now you can follow us on Instagram @BeautyNGolf or register on our website  > www.beautyN.GOLF

Until next time #IamCaddiePlayer #IamBeautyNGolfer …

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