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Kai
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I have completed one GB project with DMAIC and now I am being asked to complete a case study using DMAIC on golf scores.   I am struggling due to the numerous measurements involved – For Example, Drive length, missed putt long, club length, course conditions, etc…  I have over 20 different possible measurements and I am dying with how to put it all together.    Please let me know since I do not know the game of golf that well (Another downfall).   At the end of the day, I am trying to show how to improve one’s game – by coming up with an improvement plan.
All the help is necessary.   Also email me at [email protected]
to see my data is required
Thanks all
KAI

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Ken Feldman
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What a waste.  But to show you aren’t alone check out this recent thread.
https://www.isixsigma.com/forum/showmessage.asp?messageID=93144

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Kai
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Darth,
What do you mean what a waste?   Also, I read the thread seems like we are looking for something similar.   Do you have any direction with all the potential X’s?
Thanks
KAI

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#138436

Kai
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All,

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#138438

Anonymous
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Kai,
I agree with Darth ..
Golf is not a ‘static’ problem; you have to learn to adjust while at the same time remaining ‘consistent.’
Andy

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#138439

Kai
Participant

So is GOLF not a good sport to use Six Sigma analysis with?

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#138440

Participant

I am not sure what you are really trying to do here.
Multiple regression / principal components analysis might assist in showing you what is important, but like Darth is probably alluding to is what are you going to do for the Improve and Control phase?

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#138441

Anonymous
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I would use Taguchi Methods .. but this is a Six Sigma forum.
Andy

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#138443

Participant

Precisely the point. Once you obtain a listing from regression.
The next step would be to attempt to structure a DOE (Taguchi/otherwise) with and attempt to optimize the outputs. But once done , how do you ensure these outputs are consistently maintained AND how do you control them to the point where they add value.
We are dealing with human beings here. Reliability has always been an issue. There have been many studies undertaken by the Dept. of Defense that have pointed this concern out.
So I agree with Darth. Sports is not an arena where you would want to use the methodology.

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#138445

Heebeegeebee BB
Participant

Also, if you are new to DOE, You may consider sticking to OFAT.
-not gospel, just a suggestion.

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#138449

Ken Feldman
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I didn’t say that SS was not applicable to sports.  I said it was a waste of time to be writing case studies on golf.  The thread I sent the original poster beat this one to death and there were suggestions in that thread as to where to go and what tools to use.  He should re-read the thread again and get on with it.

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#138452

Participant

I guess.
It all depends on what you are willing to accept as specification limits.

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Ropp
Participant

I heard that there was a golf case study available online – anyone else heard about that?
You can look for trends in the golf scores – I.E Constantly missing Left or Right….
A DOE could be run just as a learning tool…….
Anyone else have any thoughts?

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