Golf science: optimum performance from tee to green

Smith, Mark F. (2013) Golf science: optimum performance from tee to green. University of Chicago Press, Chicago, Illinois. ISBN 9780226001135

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Abstract

*Reveals the science behind a golfer’s equipment and expertise

*Explores the latest technology behind coaching and training

*Info-graphics enhance instant and engaging analysis of the science

*Delivers cutting-edge scientific research by leading experts from around the world

Golf is perhaps the most complicated simple game ever invented. Watching the professionals gives you only a glimpse of the complexity of what is happening, with each shot involving psychophysiology, biomechanics, aerodynamics, ballistics, materials science, probability, and even meteorology. Golf Science takes a timely new look at the game by investigating the cutting-edge scientific wonders that transfer the ball from tee to hole. Here sport science expert Mark F. Smith Ph.D. reveals the science of golf performance.

Each chapter explores a different subject - the mind and body, golf mechanics, equipment, the environment, technology, coaching and practice and the score - and is organized around a series of questions: What happens in the brain during a pre-shot routine? Does head movement hinder swing performance? Will a longer driver help hit the ball farther? Why do I lose distance in the wind? What can I learn from watching my ball flight? How should I structure my practice sessions? What are the key stats in golf that I need to know? Each question is examined with the aid of explanatory diagrams and illustrations, and the book can be used to search for particular topics, or read through for a comprehensive overview of how the golfer and equipment work together.

The perfect way to analyse your own kit and technique, by studying the techniques of the professionals and the latest innovations in design and coaching, Golf Science is the ultimate accessory for any golfer wishing to understand their craft.

Item Type:Book or Monograph
Keywords:sport science
Subjects:C Biological Sciences > C600 Sports Science
Divisions:College of Social Science > School of Sport and Exercise Science
ID Code:6141
Deposited By: Mark F Smith
Deposited On:14 Sep 2012 12:11
Last Modified:17 Jul 2013 14:01

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