Net best-ball team composition in golf

Yifan Wu, Peter Chow-Whiteand, Tim B. Swartz
2019 Journal of Sports Analytics  
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
more » ... inst other methods of team formation. In these studies, the proposed team composition leads to competitions that are more fair.
doi:10.3233/jsa-190311 fatcat:svx6c52rwbaovjnejyelsdi2da