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Routledge International Handbook of Golf Science

Edited by: Martin Toms , Sasho MacKenzie , Sam Robertson , Marc Lochbaum , Kieran Kingston , Andrea Fradkin

Print publication date:  October  2017
Online publication date:  October  2017

Print ISBN: 9781138189126
eBook ISBN: 9781315641782
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Golf is one of the world?s major sports and consequently the focus of world-class scientific research. This landmark publication is the most comprehensive book ever published on the science of golf, covering every sub-discipline from physiology, biomechanics and psychology to strength and conditioning, youth development and equipment design.

Showcasing original research from leading golf scientists across the globe, it examines the fundamental science underpinning the game and demonstrates how it can be applied in practice to improve and develop players. Each chapter provides a definitive account of the current state of knowledge in a particular area of golf science, addressing the limitations of existing research, presenting new areas for development and discussing the implications for coaches, players, scientists and the wider golfing public. Truly international in scope, the variety of topics explored include:

  • biomechanics and equipment
  • skill learning and technology
  • performance development
  • psychological techniques for success
  • the golfing body.

This is an essential reference for any student or researcher with an interest in the game, or any coach or professional looking to improve their knowledge.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Chapter  1:  The golf coaching–biomechanics interface Download PDF
Chapter  2:  The use of ground reaction forces and pressures in golf swing instruction Download PDF
Chapter  3:  The sequence of body segment interactions in the golf swing Download PDF
Chapter  4:  The kinematic sequence Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Inter-and intra-individual movement variability in the golf swing Download PDF
Chapter  6:  How the shaft of a golf club influences performance Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Is technology the saviour or the downfall of modern golf instruction? Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Optimizing golf skill learning Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Putting implicit motor learning into golf practice Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Factors influencing the effectiveness of modelling golf technique Download PDF
Chapter  11:  The stages of learning and implications for optimized learning environments Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Skill assessment in golf Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Designing optimal golf practice environments Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Putting Download PDF
Chapter  15:  The beginning golfer Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Perceptual-cognitive expertise in golf putting Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Positive psychology and golf Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Refining motor skills in golf Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Golf analytics Download PDF
Chapter  20:  The quiet eye in golf putting Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Golfers’ imagery use Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Developing and maintaining motivation in golf Download PDF
Chapter  23:  Masters of the game Download PDF
Chapter  24:  Individual differences in cognitive processes and golf performance Download PDF
Chapter  25:  Golf and the promise of mental health and well-being for the elite and professional player Download PDF
Chapter  26:  The psychophysiology of golf performance Download PDF
Chapter  27:  Physiological and musculoskeletal characteristics of the modern golfer Download PDF
Chapter  28:  The importance of individualising exercise testing and prescription for golfers Download PDF
Chapter  29:  Strength and conditioning for golf Download PDF
Chapter  30:  The older golfer Download PDF
Chapter  31:  Golf injuries Download PDF
Chapter  32:  Nutrition for golf Download PDF
Chapter  33:  The science of the yips Download PDF
Chapter  34:  Understanding golf and health Download PDF
Chapter  35:  Young people and golf Download PDF
Chapter  36:  Women in golf Download PDF
Chapter  37:  The move from coach-centred to participant-centred golf coaching Download PDF
Chapter  38:  Social interactions between coaches and players Download PDF
Chapter  39:  Research on golf instruction and coaching Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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