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Every Shot Counts

Author : Mark Broadie
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Columbia Business School professor Mark Broadie’s paradigm-shifting approach that uses statistics and golf analytics to transform the game. Mark Broadie is at the forefront of a revolutionary new approach to the game of golf. What does it take to drop ten strokes from your golf score? What part of Tiger Woods’ game makes him a winner? Traditional golf stats can't answer these questions. Broadie, a professor at Columbia Business School, helped the PGA Tour develop its cutting-edge strokes gained putting stat. In this eye-opening new book, Broadie uses analytics from the financial world to uncover the secrets of the game of golf. He crunches mountains of data to show both professional and amateur golfers how to make better decisions on the course. This eagerly awaited resource is for any player who wants to understand the pros, improve golf skills, and make every shot count.

Shots Gained Approach

Author : Nicolas Grund Kristensen
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The definitive short game book of golf. Access and utilize the training philosophy of the greatest players of the game, and settle in on the fast track to effective short game. In this book you will find the 20 most effective exercises of short game golf including putting, chipping, pitching and bunker shots. In addition you will find 4 games you can play with your mates, and the 4 secrets of the short game you need to have.Utilize the benefits of deliberate practice - the way of the professionals - to give you the fast track to beautiful and effective short game. All exercises thoroughly described, easy to understand and setup, and great supporting imagery. All exercises will make sure you understand the purpose, the benefits and how to play the exercise.Applicable for golfers of all ages, genders and abilities.

Analytics Stories

Author : Wayne L. Winston
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Inform your own analyses by seeing how one of the best data analysts in the world approaches analytics problems Analytics Stories: How to Make Good Things Happen is a thoughtful, incisive, and entertaining exploration of the application of analytics to real-world problems and situations. Covering fields as diverse as sports, finance, politics, healthcare, and business, Analytics Stories bridges the gap between the oft inscrutable world of data analytics and the concrete problems it solves. Distinguished professor and author Wayne L. Winston answers questions like: Was Liverpool over Barcelona the greatest upset in sports history? Was Derek Jeter a great infielder What's wrong with the NFL QB rating? How did Madoff keep his fund going? Does a mutual fund’s past performance predict future performance? What caused the Crash of 2008? Can we predict where crimes are likely to occur? Is the lot of the American worker improving? How can analytics save the US Republic? The birth of evidence-based medicine: How did James Lind know citrus fruits cured scurvy? How can I objectively compare hospitals? How can we predict heart attacks in real time? How does a retail store know if you're pregnant? How can I use A/B testing to improve sales from my website? How can analytics help me write a hit song? Perfect for anyone with the word “analyst” in their job title, Analytics Stories illuminates the process of applying analytic principles to practical problems and highlights the potential pitfalls that await careless analysts.

The Hole Truth

Author : Bill Felber
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Ever wonder whether Tiger Woods in his prime would have beaten Bobby Jones, Ben Hogan, or Jack Nicklaus in their primes? And could any of them have beaten Babe Zaharias? Obviously, if Bobby Jones were returned to life and health and then given his old hickory-shafted mashie, persimmon-headed driver, and rubber-core ball in a match against Jordan Spieth, the outcome would be foreordained. But what if the impact of the training, equipment, courses, and traveling conditions could be neutralized in order to create a measurement? Now for the first time, questions are answered about the relative abilities of the greatest players in the history of professional golf. In The Hole Truth Bill Felber provides a relativistic approach for evaluating and comparing the performance of golfers while acknowledging the game's changing nature. The Hole Truth analyzes the performances of players relative to their peers, creating an index of exceptionality that automatically factors the changing nature of the game through time. That index is based on the standard deviation of the performances of players in golf's recognized major championships dating back to 1860. More than two hundred players are rated in comparison with one another, more than sixty of them in detail with profiles providing context on their ranking. For the dedicated golf fan, The Hole Truth is an engaging way to see in the numbers where their favorite golfers rank across eras and where current players like Rory McIlroy and Inbee Park compare to the game's greats.

Handbook of Statistical Methods and Analyses in Sports

Author : Jim Albert
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This handbook will provide both overviews of statistical methods in sports and in-depth treatment of critical problems and challenges confronting statistical research in sports. The material in the handbook will be organized by major sport (baseball, football, hockey, basketball, and soccer) followed by a section on other sports and general statistical design and analysis issues that are common to all sports. This handbook has the potential to become the standard reference for obtaining the necessary background to conduct serious statistical analyses for sports applications and to appreciate scholarly work in this expanding area.

The SAGE Handbook of Sports Economics

Author : Paul Downward
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Sports economics is a well-established and dynamic area of study; a key component in the fields of sport management, sport science and sport studies, as well as in other areas of economics, finance and management. Covering amateur to professional sports, individual events and organised tournaments, this Handbook provides an authoritative contribution to the understanding of sport in the economy. The editors of The SAGE Handbook of Sports Economics have brought together a global team of respected scholars to create this benchmark collection of insights into sports economics. Each chapter includes a study of a specific context in which issues arise in sports economics, a critical presentation of its main theoretical contributions, an overview of current research findings, and an outline of enquiry for future research. PART I: The Nature and Value of the Sports System and Economy PART II: Amateur Sports Participation, Supply and Impact PART III: Professional Team Sports PART IV: Professional Sports Leagues PART V: Sports Events and their Impacts PART VI: Individual Sports PART VII: Future Research

A Constraints Led Approach to Golf Coaching

Author : Ian Renshaw
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While the popularity of golf is coming under increased pressure, it continues to hook millions of players. However, the complexity of the game and the extremely high level of precision required to hit the ball consistently well means that it is a game that is difficult to even become ‘good’ at, let alone master. Consequently, irrespective of whether the player is a weekend golfer, a club member, or a tour professional, the search for the key to playing good golf feeds an insatiable desire for ideas and tips to improve golf performance and bring one’s handicap down. However, traditional coaching, with its primary focus on developing the perfect swing is not leading to a reduction in handicaps and the time is ripe for a new approach. This book aims to fill this void and is a landmark text for golf coaches and players about applying a constraints-led approach (CLA) to golf coaching. In this book, two golf coaches, Pete Arnott and Graeme McDowall talk to Ian Renshaw to demonstrate how their practice is driven and inspired by their alignment to a CLA. A Constraints-Led Approach to Golf Coaching includes case studies and examples of how constraints are manipulated to induce adaption in the technical, tactical (or put in golf terms, course management), physiological, and psychological development mechanisms needed to improve at golf. Examples cover coaching from their work with beginners, high handicappers, aspirant tour players, and elite players looking to make the ‘tour’.

Introduction to Linear Regression Analysis

Author : Douglas C. Montgomery
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INTRODUCTION TO LINEAR REGRESSION ANALYSIS A comprehensive and current introduction to the fundamentals of regression analysis Introduction to Linear Regression Analysis, 6th Edition is the most comprehensive, fulsome, and current examination of the foundations of linear regression analysis. Fully updated in this new sixth edition, the distinguished authors have included new material on generalized regression techniques and new examples to help the reader understand retain the concepts taught in the book. The new edition focuses on four key areas of improvement over the fifth edition: New exercises and data sets New material on generalized regression techniques The inclusion of JMP software in key areas Carefully condensing the text where possible Introduction to Linear Regression Analysis skillfully blends theory and application in both the conventional and less common uses of regression analysis in today’s cutting-edge scientific research. The text equips readers to understand the basic principles needed to apply regression model-building techniques in various fields of study, including engineering, management, and the health sciences.

Sports Math

Author : Roland B. Minton
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Can you really keep your eye on the ball? How is massive data collection changing sports? Sports science courses are growing in popularity. The author’s course at Roanoke College is a mix of physics, physiology, mathematics, and statistics. Many students of both genders find it exciting to think about sports. Sports problems are easy to create and state, even for students who do not live sports 24/7. Sports are part of their culture and knowledge base, and the opportunity to be an expert on some area of sports is invigorating. This should be the primary reason for the growth of mathematics of sports courses: the topic provides intrinsic motivation for students to do their best work. From the Author: "The topics covered in Sports Science and Sports Analytics courses vary widely. To use a golfing analogy, writing a book like this is like hitting a drive at a driving range; there are many directions you can go without going out of bounds. At the driving range, I pick out a small target to focus on, and that is what I have done here. I have chosen a sample of topics I find very interesting. Ideally, users of this book will have enough to choose from to suit whichever version of a sports course is being run." "The book is very appealing to teach from as well as to learn from. Students seem to have a growing interest in ways to apply traditionally different areas to solve problems. This, coupled with an enthusiasm for sports, makes Dr. Minton’s book appealing to me."—Kevin Hutson, Furman University Features Provides an introduction to several topics within the field of sports analytics Contains numerous sports examples showing how things actually work Includes concrete examples of how Moneyball ideas actually work Covers sports illusions (can you really "keep your eye on the ball") in a unique way Discusses many of the concepts, terms, and metrics that are new to sports

Routledge International Handbook of Golf Science

Author : Martin Toms
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Golf is one of the world’s major sports and consequently the focus of world-class scientific research. This landmark publication is the most comprehensive book ever published on the science of golf, covering every sub-discipline from physiology, biomechanics and psychology to strength and conditioning, youth development and equipment design. Showcasing original research from leading golf scientists across the globe, it examines the fundamental science underpinning the game and demonstrates how it can be applied in practice to improve and develop players. Each chapter provides a definitive account of the current state of knowledge in a particular area of golf science, addressing the limitations of existing research, presenting new areas for development and discussing the implications for coaches, players, scientists and the wider golfing public. Truly international in scope, the variety of topics explored include: biomechanics and equipment skill learning and technology performance development psychological techniques for success the golfing body. This is an essential reference for any student or researcher with an interest in the game, or any coach or professional looking to improve their knowledge.


Author : Wayne L. Winston
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How to use math to improve performance and predict outcomes in professional sports Mathletics reveals the mathematical methods top coaches and managers use to evaluate players and improve team performance, and gives math enthusiasts the practical skills they need to enhance their understanding and enjoyment of their favorite sports—and maybe even gain the outside edge to winning bets. This second edition features new data, new players and teams, and new chapters on soccer, e-sports, golf, volleyball, gambling Calcuttas, analysis of camera data, Bayesian inference, ridge regression, and other statistical techniques. After reading Mathletics, you will understand why baseball teams should almost never bunt; why football overtime systems are unfair; why points, rebounds, and assists aren’t enough to determine who’s the NBA’s best player; and more.

Make Your Next Shot Your Best Shot

Author : Bob Rotella
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Discover how to reach your greatest potential in golf by focusing only on the shot in front of you—nothing before or after—with the world’s preeminent sport psychologist, Dr. Bob Rotella. Acclaimed sport psychologist and bestselling author Dr. Bob Rotella has advised countless professional golfers, as well as athletes in individual and team sports at the amateur and professional levels, on how to flourish under pressure and win championships. Rotella strives to make average athletes exceptional. With his decades of in-depth research and practical experience, he has encouraged people worldwide to persevere through adversity in a dozen internationally bestselling titles. In Make Your Next Shot Your Best Shot, Rotella’s message is simple but effective: to reach your greatest potential in golf, you need to set your sights high and always think positively. He wants you to aim for something incredible: free your mind, concentrate on your process, accept whatever happens, and commit to making your next shot your best shot. Rotella shows you how to focus your mind, create a routine for success, persevere, and overcome failure. Drawing from lessons learned in other sports, this book is about how to train your mind to play in the moment. It’s about spending your lifetime chasing greatness—and having a ball while doing it.

Just Swing Quit Trying to Swing Like the Pros

Author : Tim Theisen
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Are tired of playing lousy golf? Tired of never improving year to year? Practicing more and still not improving?It's your swing! Yeah putting and chipping matter, but hitting greens in regulation is how you score better, period! This is the most effective way to post lower scores. Fix your swing now with Just Swing! Quit Trying To Swing Like the ProsKnowing how to hit long tee shots that land in the fairway (yes, it is easier to play from the short grass), fairway shots that get you on the green or close on par fives, and iron shots from the fairway that get you on the green in regulation, can shave many strokes from your score. Imagine the difference it will make in your score when you bomb a drive on a par 5 and then rocket a fairway wood onto the green for an eagle instead of a weak fat shot that has you staring at bogey or worse, that is a 2-3 stroke difference on one hole! Imagine how your score will improve if you do that a couple times in a round! Automatic Golf will teach you the revolutionary pendulum swing that will simplify your swing and improve your consistency immediately.With this swing you will: -Learn to hit the ball farther!-Improve your accuracy with every club!-Eliminate "skulled shots"!-Reduce practice time and learn to practice effectively!-Quit wasting time with useless drills!-Simplify your swing!-Get your core involved instead of your arms!-Hit down on the ball automatically!-Eliminate wasted motion in your swing and reduce it to the key elements!By the end of this book you will have all the tools you need to make consistent powerful shots. If you are like me, you don't have a lot of time to devote to your game. Maybe you have kids or a demanding job and find it hard to make time to golf, much less practice, but you would like to shoot lower scores! If so this is the book for you.As a golfer, I am sure you are aware that having a simple repeatable swing is critical to shooting low scores. The problem with the typical golf swing is that there are a lot of moving parts that require lots of practice to get timed properly and even then, it is difficult to be consistent during a round or from day to day. This book will teach you a method that will have you swinging the club consistently and repeatably with minimal practice. This method will help lower your scores with a minimum of effort and time since it doesn't rely on "timing" and hours of practice to improve your swing but rather a simple powerful swing for every club in your bag.The PGA statistic on strokes gained has proven that contrary to what is commonly believed, it is typically not putting that makes the difference between winning and losing, it is approach shots that separate most PGA tour winners from losers. This book will give you the tools to improve your swing without requiring you to spend hours of time on the practice range. We have identified 5 key elements that must be followed in order to make a proper swing so if you pay attention to nothing else in this book, learn these keys and your swing will improve dramatically. Our swing is a simplified version of a single plane swing, we call the pendulum swing. Because there are fewer moving parts to this swing, it is easier to learn and more consistent. We will also learn how to practice so that you actually learn skills that will improve your swing by utilizing some simple golf swing drills that will make practice time effective and efficient.This book is the key to improving your golf game forever and joins the successful Automatic series of golf instruction that has helped golfers around the world improve their games with minimal practice!Tim Theisen is the author of multiple books intended to improve your golf game utilizing unique methods to generate results while minimizing practice time.As a golfer, I am sure you are aware that having a simple repeatable swing is critical to shooting low scores.

Golf Master Gary Woodland

Author : Steve Huge
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In order to succeed in life, we must strive tirelessly. And not everyone can do that. Two of the important factors that help us constantly improve in life are: 1. Do what you love. Pursue your passion, pursuing what you love is the key to ensuring you won't give up on your journey to the top. 2. Have yourself an idol to follow. Every time we are tired and depressed, we have spiritual support. In golf, Gary Woodland is one of the special people. He was always passionate about Golf and never gave up. Are you curious about his journey to Golf? Do you wonder what motivates him to persevere and reach his peak? Do you want to know the personal things in his life? All the special things that make up Gary Woodland we see today will be revealed in this book. In this book I will share with you: 1. Gary's journey to Golf. 2. The difficulties that Gary has experienced on the journey to becoming the No. 1 Golf player in the world. 3. Some story and the personal life of Gary and his family. I believe you will have your own lessons to quickly reach the success you are pursuing. Thank you! Steve Huge

Golf s Holy War

Author : Brett Cyrgalis
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As Michael Lewis’s bestseller Moneyball captured baseball at a technological turning point, this “highly entertaining, very smart book” (James Patterson) takes us inside golf’s clash between its hallowed artistic tradition and its scientific future. The world of golf is at a crossroads. As tech­nological innovations displace traditional philosophies, the golfing community has splintered into two deeply combative factions: the old-school teachers and players who believe in feel, artistry, and imagination, and the technical minded who want to remake the game around data. In Golf’s Holy War, “an obvious hole-in-one for golfers and their coaches” (Publishers Weekly, starred review), Brett Cyrgalis takes us inside the heated battle playing out from weekend hackers to PGA Tour pros. At the Titleist Performance Institute in Oceanside, California, golfers clad in full-body sensors target weaknesses in their biomechanics, while others take part in mental exercises designed to test their brain’s psychological resilience. Meanwhile, coaches like Michael Hebron purge golfers of all technical infor­mation, tapping into the power of intuitive physical learning by playing rudimentary games. From historic St. Andrews to manicured Augusta, experimental com­munes in California to corporatized conferences in Orlando, William James to Ben Hogan to theoretical physics, the factions of the spiritual and technical push to redefine the boundaries of the game. And yet what does it say that Tiger Woods has orchestrated one of the greatest comebacks in sports history without the aid of a formal coach? But Golf’s Holy War is more than just a book about golf—it’s a story about modern life and how we are torn between resisting and embracing the changes brought about by the advancements of science and technology. It’s also an exploration of historical legacies, the enriching bonds of education, and the many interpretations of reality.

Automatic Golf the Revolutionary Pendulum Swing for Golf Success The New Swing for More Power Consistency and Lower Scores

Author : Tim Theisen
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Are tired of playing lousy golf? Tired of never improving year to year? Practicing more and still not improving? It

Golf by the Numbers

Author : Roland Minton
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His mathematical morsels are not only enjoyable to read—they may even help you improve your game.

Analytic Methods in Sports

Author : Thomas A. Severini
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The Most Useful Techniques for Analyzing Sports Data One of the greatest changes in the sports world in the past 20 years has been the use of mathematical methods to analyze performances, recognize trends and patterns, and predict results. Analytic Methods in Sports: Using Mathematics and Statistics to Understand Data from Baseball, Football, Basketball, and Other Sports provides a concise yet thorough introduction to the analytic and statistical methods that are useful in studying sports. The book gives you all the tools necessary to answer key questions in sports analysis. It explains how to apply the methods to sports data and interpret the results, demonstrating that the analysis of sports data is often different from standard statistical analysis. Requiring familiarity with mathematics but no previous background in statistics, the book integrates a large number of motivating sports examples throughout and offers guidance on computation and suggestions for further reading in each chapter.

Approaches to Improving the Quality of Life

Author : Abbott L. Ferriss
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After measuring the Quality of Life and identifying the deficiences in your community, what steps should you take to improve the Quality of Life? This volume reviews methods for improving the Quality of Life that are based upon improving each of the ten domains of the Quality of Life. Steps to improve health, means of reducing environmental toxins, orientation to bring about better self-concept and mental health, and so forth. In each such area, steps are set forth for eliminating undesirable and debilitating features of the domain. Social change comes about by the application of devised steps. The process has been called "telesis". It is the application of intelligent, well-tested interventions to bring about improvement. In some cases it may effect change quickly and others may require a continuing process of adjustment and change. As a handbook for community workers, the volume provides a framework for intervention that could lead to a better tomorrow.


Author : Charles Applewhaite
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An ideal introduction to some of the most popular outdoor activities. Each title in the series describes basic techniques, skills, and equipment in an engaging style, and every concept is illustrated with full-color photos and drawings.