Mindset Maths through Golf

From pars to handicaps, wind speed to distance, ball trajectory to the slant of the green, almost every aspect of golf relies on numerical calculation.

A photograph showing a section of a golf course. Two people are walking across the course, one of them is carrying a bag full of golf clubs. In the background you can see the sea, and an island with a lighthouse.

These resources are a fun way to explore maths through golf.

Suitable for Second Level learners with activities for individuals and groups.

Developed by Winning Scotland and Aberdeen Standard Investments in support of the Making Maths Count ambition to engage more pupils in maths in real-life contexts

You can download the full education pack here, or see below to download individual activities

Maths on Flags Competition

Explore maths calculations to replace 1-18 on the holes – and win prizes!

Player profile

How do you measure up to Scottish Open champion Aaron Rai?

Event planning

Can your class run a major sporting event?


To be sure of winning, you must make every shot count!

What’s in my bag?

Help the stars choose their best clubs for the course.

Let’s go driving

Who will go to the greatest lengths to win?

Sudden death!

It’s a play-off to win the Championship – can you design a hole worthy of the winner?

Golfers and growth mindset
Learning from mistakes and overcoming setbacks are the key to success!

Curriculum links – use this download to link your activities to the Curriculum for Excellence

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