Science and Golf III: Proceedings of the 1998 World Scientific Congress of Golf

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Human Kinetics, 1999 - Sports & Recreation - 740 pages
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Science and Golf III is the ultimate one-volume source on current research about the game-from how to play better, to selecting the best equipment, to the latest advances in golf course design, and more!

The book includes 92 articles that were presented at the 1998 World Scientific Congress of Golf held at the University of St. Andrews, Scotland. The conference was approved and grant-aided by the Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St. Andrews and the United States Golf Association.

Part I, The Golfer, is composed of 50 chapters geared toward male and female golfers of varying ages and abilities. Topics include

- golf swing techniques,
- golf education programs,
- golf psychology,
- golf exercise and injuries, and
- class and gender in the world of golf.

Part II, Equipment, contains 23 varied studies on golf equipment, including

- golf ball construction,
- golf ball flow characteristics,
- golf club design,
- rebound effect in metal woods,
- clubhead speed, and
- effects of golf shoe tread types.

Part III, The Golf Course, contains 19 articles on subjects such as

- golf course design,
- turf characteristics,
- climate considerations,
- effects of golf course pesticides,
- environmental management, and
- golf markets.

Packed throughout with figures and tables, Science and Golf III is an all-encompassing resource for golf science information for everyone from sports science researchers to anyone else with an interest in and love for the game.

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About the author (1999)

Martin R. Farrally is the director of the World Scientific Congress of Golf Trust. He was the director of the 1990 and 1994 World Scientific Congress of Golf. Mr. Farrally is a senior lecturer in sports science at the University of St. Andrews. The author of two books for the National Coaching Foundation, he was coeditor of Science of Golf II. Mr. Farrally is a member of the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences and the British Association of Sports Medicine.

Alastair J. Cochran, for 15 years the technical advisor to the Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St. Andrews, is a part-time consultant on golf. He has been involved in the study of golf science for nearly 40 years. The editor of Science and Golf I and Golf the Scientific Way, he also was coeditor of Science and Golf II. Mr. Cochran served as director of the first comprehensive study of golf, held in the early 1960s, and was cowriter of the book, The Search for the Perfect Swing.

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