“Golf is the closest game to the game we call life. You get bad breaks from good shots; you get good breaks from bad shots – but you have to play the ball where it lies,” said the American amateur golfer, Bobby Jones. The game is catching on with more and more young athletes, playing for fun, on school teams, and in youth golf tournaments. Aside from the life-lessons golf teaches — among them problem-solving, honor and honesty, and patience — golf is also a great illustration of STEM concepts, from friction and spin on tee-off, to the math of calculating a handicap.

NBC Learn’s newest Special Collection is “Science of Golf,” a new video series produced in partnership with the United States Golf Association (USGA) and Chevron. Among the video titles:

“Volume, Displacement & Buoyancy”
“Evolution of the Golf Ball”
“Calculating a Golf Handicap Index”
“Evolution of the Golf Club”

View these videos at nbclearn.com/golf

This spring NBC Learn is launching the first installment of twenty video titles including “Evolution of the Golf Ball,” “Volume, Displacement & Buoyancy,” “Calculating a Golf Handicap Index,” and
“Evolution of the Golf Club.” These and other stories feature PGA pro and amateur golfers Drew Weaver, Mike Miller and Patrick Rodgers, and LPGA players Suzann Petterson, Paula Creamer, and Belén Mozo.  NBC Sports anchor Dan Hicks will narrate the series.

To learn more about NBC Learn visit http://www.nbclearn.com/portal/site/learn

To download the NBC Learn Building Block visit http://www.nbclearn.com/bbmoreinfo

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