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Golf by the Numbers by Roland Minton

Published By: Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press
ISBN: 978-1-4214-0315-1
Date of Publication: 2012


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Reviewed by: Michael J. Moore of Yale University
Review DOI: 10.1257/jel.51.2.544.r16
Review Pages: 575-76

Book Review Abstract

Michael J. Moore of Yale University reviews, "Golf by the Numbers" by Roland Minton. The Econlit abstract of
this book begins: "Analyzes the mathematical and statistical strategies behind golf and considers how golfers can
use mathematics to achieve greater success. Discusses the shape of golf; the golfer's spread - variation in golf; good
luck putting - randomness on the greens; the rivalry - cautious and risky strategies; handicap systems and other
hustles; the ShotLink revolution - golf statistics; putting statistics; short game statistics; approach shot statistics;
driving statistics; player rankings; and more rating systems and Tiger Woods tales. Minton is Professor of
Mathematics at Roanoke College."


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Michael J. Moore of Yale University


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