Data Golf was founded in the summer of 2016 by brothers Matt and Will Courchene. Matt is an economist in graduate school, while Will works as a data analyst in the private sector. Both are lifelong golfers and fans of the game.

The site represents the intersection of applied statistics, data visualization, web development, and, of course, golf.
The goal is to provide unique perspectives on the game that are both accessible to the casual fan and insightful for dedicated golfers.