Thursday, 11 February 2010

Captain Golf Equation: Maths can be Fun: (a*b/c)+(d+e)=f

Age and Golf: Is there an Optimum Age to Play Golf?

Does age matter when it comes to golf?
For many sports age plays a crucial role. For example, in football (soccer) outfield players generally reach their sell by date by the time they reach their 30s. Yet look at the world of Darts, the players are stereotypically not as lean and perhaps slightly older. Different sports have a different age ranges where the 'athlete' can stay competitive and compete at the highest level. The interesting scenario is with Watson (59), he still plays a great game. I guess the key question is
'what is the shelf life of a golfer?'
Injuries are sure to play apart and likely to be linked to age, but if one can stay injury free they can play competitively for a far longer period of time. Does a beer belly make you a better player, or does general fitness result in better play?
what are the variables involved?
If one could program a robot (that could play like a human), and give it all the best attributes what would the attributes be?

What is the definitive equation?
Could it be created? One could identify a glass ceiling of what and what can not be achieved.

The Captain Golf Equation:

Here I have listed some key attributes:

a=No. of Training Hours.
b=Player Age (too young; difficult to gage-inexperienced, too old:experienced but greater risk of injury).
c=Average Injury (total no.injuries/number of years playing golf).
d=Natural Talent.
(difficult to measure, perhaps a PGA coach could create a 1 to 10 spectrum on this).
e=Hand/Eye Co-ordination.
f=Golfing Potential.

Captain Golf Equation:


Could such attributes be scored and the maximum potential established for any player? One could identify a glass ceiling of what and what could not be reached? Food for thought. I hope to develop this equation further in future issues. Any thoughts/suggestions put them this way. Don't forget about the poll. Keep voting.

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The next entry will take a look at golf brands and their impact.

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1 comment:

  1. The greatest physical benefit to playing golf is getting exercise from walking. Walking for 18 holes is often the equivalent of walking 3-to-4 miles. This gets the golfer's heart going and blood pumping. It is a stimulating if not rigorous activity. Golfer who play three or four times a week are getting quite a bit of exercise.


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