Science and Golf IV [NOOK Book]


The fourth World Scientific Congress of Golf, to be held in St Andrews in July 2002, will bring together all of the world's leading golf researchers. Science and Golf IV will present 90 or so of the best research papers delivered at the Congress, and represents the latest volume in a unique and essential series of scientific studies in golf.

The book is organised into four thematic sections, looking at the ...

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The fourth World Scientific Congress of Golf, to be held in St Andrews in July 2002, will bring together all of the world's leading golf researchers. Science and Golf IV will present 90 or so of the best research papers delivered at the Congress, and represents the latest volume in a unique and essential series of scientific studies in golf.

The book is organised into four thematic sections, looking at the golfer, golf equipment, the golf course, and the social and economic impact of golf respectively, and addresses key topics such as:

* the psychology of golf

* biometrics of the swing

* new developments in clubs, balls and teaching aids

* golf agronomy, irrigation and drainage

* the impact of golf on the community

* representing the most up-to-date collection of research available.

Science and Golf IV is essential reading for all sport scientists and researchers with an interest in golf, all club professionals, and all those working in technical aspects of the golf industry.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781135646998
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 11/12/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 880
  • File size: 22 MB
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Table of Contents

List of contributors
1 A spatial model of the rigid-body club swing 3
2 Biomechanical analysis of professional golfer's swing: Hidemichi Tanaka 18
3 Age, centre of pressure and clubhead speed in golf 28
4 Effect of muscle strength and flexibility on club-head speed in older golfers 35
5 Maximal static contraction strengthening exercises and driving distance 45
6 Bone mass, bone mineral density and muscle mass in professional golfers 54
7 Strength training and injury prevention for professional golfers 64
8 Comparison of spine motion in elite golfers with and without low back pain 77
9 Musculoskeletal injury questionnaire for senior golfers 88
10 A critical examination of motor control and transfer issues in putting 100
11 Experimental study of effects of distance, slope and break on putting performance for active golfers 113
12 Is it a pendulum, is it a plane? - mathematical models of putting 127
13 Putting alignment in golf: a laser based evaluation 142
14 Eye dominance, visibility and putting performance 151
15 Alignment variations among junior golfers 156
16 The effects of outcome imagery on golf putting performance 167
17 The efficacy of video feedback for learning the golf swing 178
18 The role of metaphor in expert golf instruction 192
19 Golf their way: student perceptions of success in golf instruction 204
20 An analysis of an effective golf teacher education program: The LPGA National Education Program 218
21 Why does traditional training fail to optimize playing performance? 231
22 Performance and practice of elite women European tour golfers during a pressure and a non-pressure putting simulation 246
23 Practice for competition in women professional golfers 257
24 Yielding to internal performance stress? - the yips in golf: a review with a commentary from a player's perspective 268
25 The golfer-caddie partnership: an exploratory investigation into the role of the caddie 284
26 A general principle in golf 298
27 Team selection by portfolio optimization 305
28 Compression by any other name 319
29 Effects of dimple design on the aerodynamic performance of a golf ball 328
30 A generally applicable model for the aerodynamic behavior of golf balls 341
31 3-Dimensional trajectory analysis of golf balls 349
32 The vibrational mode structure of a golf ball 359
33 On the acoustic signature of golf ball impact 368
34 Measurement of the behavior of a golf club during a golf swing 374
35 On measuring the flexural rigidity distribution of golf shafts 387
36 Characteristic spring constants for golf club heads 402
37 Influence of characteristics of golf club head on release velocity and spin velocity of golf ball after impact 410
38 Optimization of golf club face for enhancement of coefficient of restitution 426
39 High performance driver design: Benefits for all golfers 438
40 Experiments in golf ball - barrier impacts 449
41 Development and use of one-dimensional models of a golf ball 461
42 Clubhead acceleration patterns during impact with the golf ball 474
43 Mapping clubhead to ball impact and estimating trajectory 490
44 Is the impact of a golf ball Hertzian? 501
45 An extended model of oblique impact of elastic ball 515
46 Experimental determination of apparent contact time in normal impact 524
47 An investigation into the effect of the roll of a golf ball using the C-Groove putter 531
48 Evaluation of new cultivars for putting greens in the U.S. 541
49 Root distribution and ET as related to drought avoidance in Poa pratensis 555
50 Intraspecies wear stress tolerance investigations with Poa Pratensis 564
51 Transformation of herbicide tolerant and disease resistant Creeping Bentgrass 570
52 Relative performance of bentgrass species and cultivars during golf buggy wear 582
53 Physiological responses of Agrostis palustris L. to lowering day or night soil temperatures under heat stress 598
54 Effects of syringing on summer stress performance of creeping bentgrass (Agrostis stoloniferal L) 610
55 Reduced rate preemergence herbicide programs for Digitaria Ischaemum control in Bermudagrass turf 620
56 Conventional and innovative methods for Fairy Ring management in turfgrass 631
57 Competition between Agrostis Stolonifera and Poa Annua populations in turfgrass communities 643
58 The use of plant growth regulators to reduce Poa annua ssp. annua in bentgrass putting greens 649
59 Growth retardants alter expansive growth and establishment of Cynodon sp. 657
60 Potassium nutrition effects on Agrostis stolonifera L. wear stress tolerance 667
61 Sulphur level and timing effects on Agrostis palustris injury and soil pH 676
62 Dislodgeable residues of 2,4-D and implications for golfer exposure 682
63 Effect of thatch on pesticide model leaching predictions 698
64 Diurnal and temporal variations of green speed 713
65 Can golf courses enhance local biodiversity? 721
66 Heathland invertebrates on golf courses: is habitat quality important 737
67 An improved apparatus and technique for measuring green-speed 748
68 Golf participation growth feasibility assessment: Identifying the growth potential for golf participation and golf related spending 763
69 Golf potential in Germany in the international context 770
70 Complementing touristic development with popular recreation: a challenge for the future of golf in Spain 783
71 An analysis of alternative golf facilities and their relation to traditional golf 791
72 An examination of fan motivation among men and women spectators attending an LPGA tour event 806
73 Economic contribution of golf to the UK economy 824
74 Appraising golf developments in the era of 'contested countrysides' 831
75 Understanding nostalgia sport tourism: the Old Course as "mecca" and a "museum without walls" 843
Index 853
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