Ryan Williams December 6th 2007
Golf - Just a Game?
As Nick Faldo said, golf is "the turning of the upper body against the resistance of the lower body back and through". While this may be a good definition for your average science textbook, part of
The psychology of golf
What explains golf performance?
Physical / technical / mental
How important is the technical
What is psychology? Affect cognition, behavior
It deals with how emotions and cognitions affect and are affected by individual behavior
Gold dreams notes
1) Golf Dreams
He describes the nightmare of swing thoughts of things that can go badly (pages three
and four). Captures the desperation that leads to a bad shot. At the same time, he manages
to hit a good shot in his dream?
USE THE RIGHT SWING THOUGHTS
Use external swing cues, ie: ones that focus attention away from your body.
Dont use internal swing cues, ie: ones that focus attention on your body.
Golfers pitched golf balls with a 9 iron to a 15 foot circle. Three groups:
Training Induced Neural Plasticity in Golf Novices
-40h of golf practiced, performed as a leisure activity are associated with gray matter increases.
-Relationship between training intensity and structural changes observed in the parieto-occipital
Old tom morris was that golf player
Frances Oumiet was the first golf hero and stuff he beat henry vardon and etc
Walter Hagen was the guy who wanted to be all professional golf and that sort of thing.
Bobby jones was an important guy
Gene Sarazen analyze
READ: Golf, a game of life and death
Challenge skill balance
Merge of action and awareness
Clear goals and unambiguous feedback
Total concentration on the task at hand
Sense of control
Loss of self-consciousness
Transformation of time
Every day is a bonus
The Worlds Most Amazing Golfer
BobMacDermott shooting course record65.
Hes a double amputee that got his arms cut off after he was electrocuted
Hes got high pressure tubing jury rigging to a spoonlike implement to anchor th
Ryan Williams November 19th 2007
Book Review: Golf in the Kingdom
Golf in the Kingdom has been hailed one of the greatest pieces of literature ever to reflect on the game of golf. "A golf classic if any exists in our day", claimed John Updike. 35 ye
The Flight of the Ball: Lift, Spin, and Drag
(And of course, gravity)
A ball struck in the air can stay up for about 6 seconds, but a ball thrown straight upwards
will stay in the air for only about 4 seconds