GOLF & MATH, MATH & GOLF
Flashcard competitions. Putting contests. Math puzzles. Chip-offs. Constructing graphs. Digging it out. Mathematics and golf. I couldn't get enough when I was a child. Both were full of creativity. Both were full of interest. Both were full of challenge. Both were problem solving at its finest.
Fast-forward to 2006 and off the heels of a less than stellar college golf experience, I let golf take a backseat to studies at Arizona State University. A mathematics with emphasis on psychology doctorate later, I left the sunny Arizona desert for the beautiful Georgia pines. But my clubs and interest in golf would remain in the so-called shed.
In 2016, and thanks to the persistence of a few friends, I decided to brush off that dust left by the trials and tribulations of college golf and the pre-tenure process. I rediscovered in the year that followed those lost parallels between the study of mathematics and the game of golf.
You'll find me either drawing too many squares on a scorecard or too many circles on a chalkboard.
KEVIN C. MOORE
Owner, Squares 2 Circles, LLC
UGA Associate Professor of Mathematics Education