Net best-ball team composition in golf

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Date created: 
2018-08-07
Identifier: 
etd19714
Keywords: 
Sports analytics
Distribution of minimum
Handicapping in golf
Order statistics
Simulation
Abstract: 

This project proposes a simple method of forming two-player and four-player golf teams for the purposes of net best-ball tournaments in stroke play format. The proposal is based on the recognition that variability is an important consideration in team composition; highly variable players contribute greatly in a best-ball setting. A theoretical derivation is provided for the proposed team formation. In addition, simulation studies are carried out which compare the proposal against other methods of team formation. In these studies, the proposed team composition leads to competitions that are more fair.

Document type: 
Graduating extended essay / Research project
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This thesis may be printed or downloaded for non-commercial research and scholarly purposes. Copyright remains with the author.
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Senior supervisor: 
Tim Swartz
Department: 
Science: Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science
Thesis type: 
(Project) M.Sc.
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