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Math Encounters:
“Hole in One! How mathematics can unlock the secrets to performance in golf and other sports”

featuring Mark Broadie

Wednesday, April 3
4:00 pm to 5:30 pm

(in person)

The most famous saying in golf is that players "drive for show, putt for dough," meaning that while majestic drives look great, it’s performance on the greens that lead to victory.  Join Mark Broadie, Carson Family Professor of Business at the Columbia Business School, as he demonstrates how data, together with simple mathematics, can be used to debunk this idea.  Along the way, you’ll have a chance to show off your own skills on the MoMath green while also seeing how ideas from golf analytics are applicable to other sports and even to business.  No prior knowledge of golf is necessary!

Special introduction by Rich Mueller, PGA, Director of Golf and Head Coach, Men’s Golf, Columbia University.

Math Encounters is MoMath's popular free public presentation series celebrating the spectacular world of mathematics, produced with support from Simons Foundation International.


April 3rd, 2024 from  4:00 pm to  5:30 pm
National Museum of Mathematics
225 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10010
United States
Phone: 212-542-0566