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On a fuzzy approach for the evaluation of golf players

Couceiro, M. Couceiro ; Martins, F. ; Clemente, F.M.C. ; Dias , G. ; Mendes, R.

Maejo International Journal of Science and Technology Vol. 8, Nº 1, pp. 86 - 99, April, 2014.

ISSN (print): 1905-7873
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Scimago Journal Ranking: 0,20 (in 2014)

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Abstract: Athletes’ performance may be complex to assess since multiple different
metrics may be used to determine the overall performance. This paper proposes a novel
fuzzy logic approach to evaluate players’ accuracy in the golf putting context. This
evaluation methodology merges three input parameters, namely the relative product
metrics which are defined by the binary error, the radial error and the argument error.
The proposed model herein is suitable to evaluate game context situations involving
subjectivity, vagueness and imprecise information. Experimental results show that the
evaluation of players’ performance might be different than if we only had the aim of the
golf game in mind, which involves placing the ball in the hole with as few shots as
Keywords: golf, fuzzy logic approach, performance of golf players, golf putting