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Practice And Tournament Volumes Of Young Golfers In Regional And National Squads

Langdown, Ben; Burnett, Stephen; Jones, Nicholas and Coughlan, Daniel (2018). Practice And Tournament Volumes Of Young Golfers In Regional And National Squads. In: World Scientific Congress of Golf, 11-13 Jul 2018, Abbottsford, BC, Canada.

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Abstract

Practice plays a part in determining skill development, expertise (Ericsson & Pool, 2016; Baker et al., 2003), levels of creativity (Memmert et al., 2010) psychological preparation, increases in novice golfers’ gray matter (Bezzola et al., 2011), and decision making (Baker et al., 2003). Currently there is little empirical research demonstrating the amount of practice golfers conduct on a session to session, weekly, monthly, seasonal or annual basis and the impact this can have on their handicap. Previous research has suggested that deliberate practice can explain some of the variance in performance levels (Macnamara et al., 2016). However, with a paucity of golf specific research in this area, it is important to establish the volumes being undertaken and the impact of those volumes on the golfer’s ability. This initial study aimed to establish the practice and tournament volumes of young golfers involved in a national governing body’s development programme and investigate how practice volumes influence handicap.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item
Keywords: Golf, Practice Volumes, Tournament Volumes, Young Golfers
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS) > Education, Childhood, Youth and Sport > Childhood, Youth and Sport > Sport & Fitness
Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS) > Education, Childhood, Youth and Sport > Childhood, Youth and Sport
Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS) > Education, Childhood, Youth and Sport
Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS)
Research Group: Childhood Youth and Sport Group (CYSG)
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Item ID: 55982
Depositing User: Ben Langdown
Date Deposited: 20 Aug 2018 08:34
Last Modified: 02 May 2019 16:16
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/55982
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