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An Evaluation of High-Level Player-Reported Measurement of Approach-Iron Shot Distances in Golf

Robertson, Samuel ORCID: 0000-0002-8330-0011 and Burnett, Angus F (2013) An Evaluation of High-Level Player-Reported Measurement of Approach-Iron Shot Distances in Golf. International Journal of Sports Science and Coaching, 8 (4). 789 - 800. ISSN 1747-9541

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This study examined the appropriateness of self-report (predicted) data obtained from high-level golfers in tournament play. Twenty-one high-level golfers (mean ± s, handicap = +2.8 ± 1.8) completed one round of 18 holes. For approach-shots to the green on par 4 and 5 holes, three measurements were predicted by each player: a) Distance to Hole, b) Approach Shot Distance and c) Ball to Hole Distance, for on and around the green. A fourth variable, Percent Error Index (PEI) was also determined. Actual distances were measured using a combination of a laser rangefinder and tape measure. A series of accuracy, precision and agreement statistics were calculated. Despite between-distance differences being evident for some measures of precision, both low error and good between-method agreement was found for the four variables examined. Results from this study suggest that high-level golfers can utilise self-report data relating to approach-iron shots in golf.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: depth perception; golf caddy; laser rangefinder; self-reported distance estimation; professional golfers
Subjects: Current > FOR Classification > 1106 Human Movement and Sports Science
Current > Division/Research > College of Sports and Exercise Science
Depositing User: Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited: 11 Mar 2015 05:33
Last Modified: 13 Jan 2017 00:51
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