A Scottish school teacher has defied critics of the way he he has fused science, sport and maths to enrich the lives of the troubled kids under his care. ‘If a kid in my class doesn’t know that a golfball with 350 dimples employs a Magnus Lift, well, he deserves a 7-iron towards the knackers,’ said Archibald McAughtrie (Handicap 18).
McAughtrie added that too many 11-year-olds in care today have failed to understand that the ball does not travel in an inverted parabolas, but follows an impetus trajectory. For this reason, he lined them up against the lower-school gym wall and fired 3-irons at them.
“I’ve always tended to close the face a little early on a 3-iron, resulting in a power fade,” said the teacher. ‘Mind you, all this was years ago and I thought it had all been putt to bed.’
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