Golf by the Numbers

How Stats, Math, and Physics Affect Your Game

Author: Roland Minton

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN:

Category: Mathematics

Page: 291

View: 407

How do the world’s greatest golfers improve their game? Practice, sure, but Roland Minton says mathematics and statistics are also key to their success. Golf by the Numbers analyzes the mathematical strategies behind the sport, giving fans a behind-the-scenes look at how numbers drive the game. Computers, GPS trackers, swing simulators, and high-speed cameras have introduced new and exciting ways of seeing and understanding the complicated and endlessly fascinating game of golf. Players like Phil Mickelson are so good because they review the results of every swing they take. Minton’s comprehensive analysis of statistics taken from the PGA Tour’s ShotLink system walks readers through the mountains of data that pros use to inform and refine their play. The result is an insider’s perspective of how the world’s greatest golfers apply mathematics to the sport. Minton discusses randomness in golf (especially how much luck is involved in putting) as well as aggressive and cautious strategies both on and off the greens, and he explains, by the numbers, just how Tiger Woods was so dominant from 2004 to 2009. Here is a book that tells some truly engaging stories of modern golf, featuring famous players and memorable tournaments, all through the lens of elementary probability theory. Minton’s informal style and clear and direct explanations make even the most detailed discussions accessible to all curious-minded golfers. His mathematical morsels are not only enjoyable to read—they may even help you improve your game.

Golf By the Numbers

Author: Desir�e Bussiere

Publisher: ABDO

ISBN:

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 24

View: 268

Introduce Common Core State Standards for math and English to young readers in a format they�ll love! This book includes number-based facts, a brief introduction to the sport of golf, and diagrams of a golf course and holes. Brief story problems are matched with each photo to promote reading comprehension and math practice. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. SandCastle is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.

Fun and Games: Disc Golf: Rational Numbers

Author: Ben Nussbaum

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials

ISBN:

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 231

The sport of disc golf is fairly new, but it's exploding in popularity. Similar to golf, participants throw flying discs into target baskets. Learn rational numbers as you read about this up-and-coming sport. Packed with factual information and high-interest content, this fiction math book uses real-world examples of problem solving to build students' math and reading skills. Let's Explore Math sidebars feature math questions that challenge students to develop their math skills. A problem-solving section at the end of the book prompts students to reflect and apply what they've learned. Demystify math with this leveled book that makes learning math fun and accessible for kids ages 10-12 and appeals to reluctant readers.

Mini Golf

6x9 Mini Golf - Blank with Numbers Paper - Notebook - Notes

Author: Mini Golf Notebooks

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category:

Page: 122

View: 887

You are looking for a great notebook? Lucky you found us! This fashionable themed notebook leaves you all freedom in creating every content you need and is a faithful companion in your everyday life. This individual design is rounded off by 120 pages of cream-white colored paper and a beautiful matt premium cover. The notebook has been designed by independent designers who you will support with every purchase. A great gift idea for the birthday of friends or as a gift for a special person. Also check out our other journals, maybe you'll find another one that you like as well.

Golf & Life

Author: Jack Nicklaus

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN:

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 224

View: 718

How did Jack Nicklaus become a legend? Nicklaus's life is one of extraordinary achievement: Not only did Jack Nicklaus win eighteen PGA Tour Majors, and eight Senior PGA Tour Majors during his one hundred victories worldwide, but he also gained fame as a golf course designer and goodwill ambassador. Internationally acclaimed speaker and specialist medical practitioner Dr. John Tickell was one of millions in awe of the achievements of Jack Nicklaus. He wanted to know the secrets of the great man's enormous success in golf and life. When Dr. Tickell met Jack Nicklaus, he was given many insights into both the physical and mental demands of Nickalus's accomplishments. In this book Dr. Tickell interviews Jack Nicklaus about his remarable success and illustrates the how and the why of that success. Dr. Tickell asked Jack Nicklaus to help him design a golf course. They combined their talents to build a championship course at the Heritage Golf and Country Club in Melbourne, Australia. During their time together, Nicklaus shared with Dr. Tickell the Four Principles of Greatness and other pointers to success. They spent many hours together discussing life and golf, golf and life, and now share with you those lessons on how to become a better golfer and, more important, a better human being. This book presents seventy-two lessons on golf and life from a man who has consistently reached the top of the mountain in all aspects of life. It will motivate and uplift you--and quite possibly shave a few strokes off your game as well.

Golf and Philosophy

Lessons from the Links

Author: Andy Wible

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

ISBN:

Category: Philosophy

Page: 264

View: 696

In a game where players are expected to call their own penalties and scoring the least points leads to victory, decorum takes precedence over showmanship and philosophical questions become par for the course. Few other sports are as suited for ethical and metaphysical examination as golf. It is a game defined by dichotomies -- relaxing, yet frustrating, social, yet solitary -- and between these extremes there is room for much philosophical inquiry. In Golf and Philosophy: Lessons from the Links, a clubhouse full of skilled contributors tee off on a range of philosophical topics within the framework of the fairway. The book's chapters are arranged in the style of an eighteen-hole golf course, with the front nine exploring ethical matters of rationality and social civility in a world of moral hazards and roughs. The back nine pries even deeper, slicing into matters of the metaphysical, including chapters on mysticism, idealism, identity, and meaning. Taken together, the collection examines the intellectual nature of this beloved pastime, considering the many nuances of a sport that requires high levels of concentration, patience, and consistency, as well as upstanding moral character. Golf and Philosophy celebrates the joys and complexities of the game, demonstrating that golf has much to teach both its spectators and participants about modern life.

Golf Against Cancer

A Month of Madness on the M25

Author: Trevor Sandford

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN:

Category: Humor

Page: 201

View: 932

Youd have to be mad to play golf every day for a month alongside the busiest motorway in Britain but thats what Trevor Sandford did in August 2011. When an ordinary club golfer took on the challenge for charity, every day brought on a new adventure. This book tells the tale of the Golf Against Cancer tour with all the blisters, the blog and the banter. Some of these stories you could not make up; this is genuine feel-good non-fiction. a brilliant and funny account of a fantastic achievement The Social Golfer

Miniature Golf

6x9 Mini Golf - Blank with Numbers Paper - Notebook - Notes

Author: Mini Golf Notebooks

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category:

Page: 122

View: 468

You are looking for a great notebook? Lucky you found us! This fashionable themed notebook leaves you all freedom in creating every content you need and is a faithful companion in your everyday life. This individual design is rounded off by 120 pages of cream-white colored paper and a beautiful matt premium cover. The notebook has been designed by independent designers who you will support with every purchase. A great gift idea for the birthday of friends or as a gift for a special person. Also check out our other journals, maybe you'll find another one that you like as well.

Golf for Beginning Players

Author: Jennette A. Stein

Publisher: Garrett County Press

ISBN:

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 31

View: 522

Golf for Beginning Players provides solid advice on swing, position and feel that is more sensible that the lion's share of gimmickry peddled in contemporary golf literature. The guide was published in 1938 and so contains a fair amount of lost golf jargon. From old club sizes ("Brassie" and "Mashie") to forgotten scoring jargon. Did you know a match is said to be at "dormie" when one side is as many holes ahead as there are holes left to play? This is a short, helpful and inexpensive addition for any golfer's library.

Golf on the Moon

Entertaining Mathematical Paradoxes and Puzzles

Author: Dick Hess

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN:

Category: Games

Page: 160

View: 498

From the author of Dover's Mental Gymnastics come these amusing and challenging new puzzles. Abounding in mathematical paradoxes and logic puzzles, the collection also features a variety of sports-related riddles and paradigms. These brainteasers vary in complexity from playful propositions to tough mathematical conundrums. Suitable for ages 12 and up. Solutions.

Simply Golf

Back to Basics

Author: Steve Bann

Publisher: Penton Overseas, Inc

ISBN:

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 64

View: 329

Regardless of your level, Simply Golf has something in it for you! Let Steve Bann, one of the world's best known golf coaches, help you to reach your golfing potential. In his approach, Bann takes into account individual difference including body type, age and athletic ability. Simply Golf focuses on the enjoyment of the game. If you are interested in learning about golf, developing your technique, or simply hearing golf tips from the coach of the greats, then this kit is for you. The kit contains a 64-page full-color book with step-by-step instructions for achieving your full potential in golf, exploring golfing technique, strategy, physical ability and mental skills. The DVD is a hands on step-by-step demonstration of the techniques included in the book, featuring exclusive footage with one of Australia's best known golf coaches.

Golf Ball

Author: Harry Brown

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN:

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 160

View: 340

Object Lessons is a series of short, beautifully designed books about the hidden lives of ordinary things. Harry Brown explores the composition, history, kinetic life, and the long deterioration of golf balls, which as it turns out may outlive their hitters by a thousand years, in places far beyond our reach. Golf balls embody our efforts to impose our will on the land, whether the local golf course or the Moon, but their unpredictable spin, bounce, and roll often defy our control. Despite their considerable technical refinements, golf balls reveal the futility of control. They inevitably disappear in plain sight and find their way into hazards. Golf balls play with people. Harry Brown's short treatise on the golf ball serves up surprising lessons about the human desire to tame and control the landscape through technology. Object Lessons is published in partnership with an essay series in the The Atlantic.

Superintendent's Handbook of Financial Management

Author: Raymond S. Schmidgall

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN:

Category: Architecture

Page: 176

View: 943

The key to any successful business is the effective management of revenue, costs and of course profitability. This book provides golf course superintendents with the necessary tools to manage their daily financial operations by explaining basic accounting principles such as pricing, budgeting, cost control, payroll and cash flow. With chapters on financial statements, golf course operation schedules, breakeven analysis and operating budgets this is an invaluable tool for all owners, operators and managers of golf courses. * The first edition has become the standard industry tool for understanding and making sound financial decisions (1575040395, Ann Arbour Publishing, 1996) * Schmidgall is the industry's leading authority of financial practices for golf-course superintendents

The Secrets of Hypnotic Golf

Author: Andrew Fogg

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN:

Category: Self-Help

Page: 228

View: 737

Play Better Golf in Your Unconscious Mind with Hypnosis and NLP The Secrets of Hypnotic Golf is an innovative, practical guide to playing the golf of your dreams. Harness the power of your unconscious mind to play golf beyond your imagination using golf-psychology, self-hypnosis and NLP. Andrew Fogg, the Golf Hypnotist, helps amateur and professional golfers of all ages and abilities to fulfil their golfing potential and enjoy their golf. You'll discover and learn how to - Use self-hypnosis & NLP techniques to play better golf - Play & practice golf in your mind and in your dreams - Protect yourself from covert hypnosis on the golf course - Play better golf with less time on the driving range - Hypnotically "steal" skills from your golfing heroes - Have the caddy of your dreams - inside your head - Gain the full enjoyment & success you deserve from your golf - Get in the zone each and every time you play a shot - Release your bad shots and capitalise on your good ones.

Golf

The Game of Lessening Failures

Author: Bob Glanville

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

ISBN:

Category: Humor

Page: 196

View: 584

Mark Twain once described golf as a good walk spoiled. Most golfers have had a round (or two) where these words rang especially true. That is because golf is a game where failure is unavoidable. Every shot, every lie, is a unique event involving a multitude of intricate variables, any of which can cause a shot to go awry. But fear nothelp is here! Former profession golfer Bob Glanville shares the knowledge he has gained from more than half a century of playing and teaching golf. In Golf: The Game of Lessening Failures, he teaches golfers to eliminate their golfing failures, one swing at a time. He dispenses his wit and wisdom through sixteen chapters that touch upon nearly every aspect of the game, including the equipment, the terminology, the etiquette, and the origins of the PGA. Through it all, readers learn to improve their game physically and mentally, as well as by using a set of clubs that will help them get the most out of every swing. The course awaits.

Adventures in Team Building

Problem-solving Activities to Build Community in the Classroom

Author: Bonnie J. Krueger

Publisher: Lorenz Educational Press

ISBN:

Category: Education

Page: 48

View: 940

"Features 60 interactive team-building activities. ... Combines student interaction with problem-solving games. Builds cooperation and community in the classroom. Addresses the National Education Standards."--Pg.4 of cover.