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Golf season is upon us and soon the studies of math will be on break for the summer holidays. And why you ask, would I even try to compare math and golf? To be quite honest with you, just for the heck of it!

Math and golf:

  • If you have a negative attitude, you'll most likely fail at both.
  • Practice improves both.
  • Mastering golf exceptionally well and mastering all there is to know about math is highly unlikely over the course of a lifetime!
  • Both require a progression of skill.
  • Both have a mental component even though many golfers will tell you that golf is physical.
See the full article or give your input about the similarities of golf and math.


May 1, 2009 at 10:48 am
(1) Rob says:

I love it!

May 3, 2009 at 5:22 pm
(2) constance says:

I am getting degree now but I have tutored math from 3rd thru college. The first thing I tell my students is that E V E R Y T H I N G in the universe is math: thinking, cause and response, sports, dance, logic art, etc., etc. Of course, I show examples that would be familiar to them and it canges their entire outlook. Your golf comment was good but it is a question of hand-eye co-ordination combined with developed math perception so if the kids play sports in the summer, they are still practicing math in action. That’s ccol, too!

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