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# Golf/picking teams by throwing balls

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Our foursome usually picks two-man teams by throwing balls.The two players whose balls land closest to each other become a team. Does it make a difference whether we throw 4 balls or only 3? Thanks.

Hi james,

The probabilities are the same, regardless whether you throw 3 balls or 4 balls. So, if you have someone late to the tee, you can just throw 3 balls.
Please visit my site at www.probablegolfinstruction.com.

Best regards,
Ken Tannar

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 Rating(1-10) Knowledgeability = 10 Clarity of Response = 10 Politeness = 10 Comment Thank you very much for a quick, concise response. It was very helpful and I appreciate your help.

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#### Ken Tannar

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I can answer any questions related to the science or mathematics of golf which covers pretty well the whole game.

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I am a physics/math teacher and 1 handicap and have a site dedicated to the subject called probablegolfinstruction.com

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