The mission of this technical and peer-reviewed publication is to bridge the gap between scientific and practical knowledge in golf. The articles in the Annual Review can be placed into five categories: Swing Technique and Biomechanics; Technology & Feedback; Psychology of Performance and Practice; Golf Development and Coach Education; Strength and Conditioning. The best of recent research is brought to the lay reader along with expert contributions from leading figures in the coaching world. This book will be required reading for coaches who themselves wish to take advantage of the latest developments, and will appeal to all serious amateurs who want to be aware of what is happening at the cutting edge of their sport. All academic departments of sports science and physical education will find this book a very worthwhile addition to their library. The 2010 edition begins with Digging it out of the Dirt: Ben Hogan, Deliberate Practice and the Secret by Simon Jenkins (Leeds Metropolitan University) The purpose of Jenkins article is to use Anders Ericsson s theory of deliberate practice to examine the way in which the legendary golfer Ben Hogan worked on his game. Of particular importance to Hogan in working on his game was overcoming a destructive hook shot, which he attributed to what became known as Hogan s Secret . It is argued that the Secret can be understood in terms of Hogan developing a more integrated understanding of his golf swing. Jenkins essay is then commented on by scientists (Anders Ericsson and Len Hill, Stephen Cobley and Joseph Baker, Kyle Paquette and Jon Roy, Chris Bertram); sports psychologists (Fran Pirozzolo, Lee Crust, Tom Ferraro) and some of Golf Magazine "Top 100 Teachers in America" (TJ Tomasi, Gary Wiren, Ed Ibarguen). In their commentary Anders Ericsson and Len Hill of Florida State University indicate: "It is really exciting to read Jenkins description of the acquisition and structure of Ben Hogan s golf performance based on the theoretical framework of deliberate practice. This is, as far as we know, the first theoretical effort to trace the developmental history of an eminent athlete in terms of the observable aspects of his practice. Jenkins argues that Ben Hogan s acquisition of performance is consistent with several of the characteristics of deliberate practice, namely the deliberate efforts to improve his golf strokes, working on the weakest aspects of his game, monitoring his learning by himself (self-coaching), the structure of his practice, and his sustained concentration. He concludes that Except on the issues of enjoyment and fatigue/alertness, Ericsson s theory of deliberate practice appears to provide a good framework to understand how Ben Hogan worked on his game . The second essay, Discovering Golf s Innermost Truths: A New Approach to Teaching the Game is by Peter Lightbown (Australian PGA), followed by commentaries by scientists from UK, USA, Canada, Sweden and Hong Kong: Chris Bertram, Jon Finn, Paul Glazier, David Greci and Dave Collins, John Hellström, Michael Lardon, Bryan McCullick, John Milton, Kyle Paquette and Jon Roy, Jamie Poolton and Rich Masters, Joan Vickers As a golf coach, Peter Lightbown found that existing instruction methods were destructive of natural talent. This led him to develop a new approach based on the qualities of balance, relaxation and rhythm. He studied a variety of approaches to human movement such as the Alexander Technique, the Feldenkrais Method, Sensory Awareness, yoga and Tai chi. The teaching method which emerged uses awareness as the means by which balance, relaxation and rhythm are introduced into every aspect of the swing. The method is relevant to golfers of all levels. The Annual Review of Golf Coaching has been published each year since 2007 by Multi-Science Publishing
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The Editor, Dr Simon Jenkins, is Principal Lecturer in Sports Coaching at the Carnegie Faculty, Leeds Metrpolitan University, and has formerly been an Associate Coach with the English Golfing Union. He is the editor of the International JOurnal of Sports Science & Coaching, and author of the Sports Science Handbook.
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Book Description multi-science publishing co ltd, 2010. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M1907132260
Book Description multi-science publishing co ltd, 2010. Paperback. Book Condition: Brand New. revised edition edition. 156 pages. 8.70x6.00x0.50 inches. In Stock. Bookseller Inventory # 1907132260