Carson, H.J., Collins, D., and MacNamara, Á. (2013) Systems for technical refinement in experienced performers: The case from expert-level golf. International Journal of Golf Science, 2 (1). pp. 65-85. ISSN 2168-7595
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This paper provides an overview of current golf coaching practices employed with experts, when attempting to make changes to (i.e., refine) a player’s existing technique. In the first of two studies, European Tour golfers (n = 5) and coaches (n = 5) were interviewed to establish the prevalence of any systematic processes, and whether facilitation of resistance to competitive pressure (hereafter termed “pressure resistance”) was included. Study 2 employed an online survey, administered to 89 PGA Professionals and amateur golfers (mostly amateurs; n = 83). Overall, results suggested no standardized, systematic, or theoretically considered approach to implementing technical change, with pressure resistance being considered outside of the change process itself; if addressed at all. In conclusion, there is great scope for PGA professionals to increase their coaching efficacy relating to skill refinement; however, this appears most likely to be achieved through a collaborative approach between coach education providers, researchers, and coaches.
|Uncontrolled Keywords (separate with ;):||Skill modification; technical change; pressure resistance; European Tour professionals; golf coaching; the Five-A Model.|
|Subjects:||C - Biological sciences > C800 - Psychology|
|Schools:||Faculty of Health and Wellbeing > School of Sport and Wellbeing|
|Deposited By:||Howie Carson|
|Deposited On:||15 Jul 2015 14:21|
|Last Modified:||22 Oct 2016 19:46|
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