Annual Review of Golf Coaching

editor: Simon Jenkins
published annually

• 2007 issue: Golf Coaching and swing plane theories • ISBN: 978 0906522 547 • £25/$45
• 2008 issue: Training or education? Negotiating a fuzzy line between what "we" want and what "they" might need • ISBN: 978 0906522 646 • £25/$45
• 2009 issue: The impact of John Jacobs on golf coaching • ISBN: 978 1907132 124 • £25/$45
• 2010 issue: Ben Hogan, deliberate practise and the secret • ISBN: 978 1907132 261 • £25/$45
• 2011 issue: Accreditation of PGA master coaches • £25/$45

• 2012 issue: Gary Wiren and Nigel Edwards • ISBN 978-1-907132-42-1 · £25

Full contents, contributors, research notes/details for each volume are in the panels to the right


vision & mission statement

The Annual Review of Golf Coaching is a peer-reviewed, international, academic/professional journal, which aims to bridge the gap between theory and practice in golf coaching. It covers areas such as: swing technique and biomechanics; training aids, technology and feedback; psychology of performance and practice; golf development; coach education; and strength and conditioning. The journal will promote reflective practice in the golf coaching community and become a key source of knowledge for continuing professional development. The Annual Review of Golf Coaching is an on-line supplement of the International Journal of Sports Science and Coaching which has an ISI Impact Factor of 1.1. It is also published in book form. The journal encourages the submission of original research, case studies, 'state-of-the-art' reviews, advocacy pieces, and theory-driven reflections on practice. The review process of the Annual Review of Golf Coaching is 'open,' which means that both authors and reviewers know each other's identity; and acknowledgment of the reviewers' work is footnoted on the first page of each article.


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The Founder and Editor of the Annual Review of Golf Coaching and the International Journal of Sports Science and Coaching, and the Annual Review of High Performance Coaching and Consulting, he is also the author of Sports Science Handbook: The Essential Guide to Kinesiology, Sport & Exercise Science (2005). Simon earned a D.Phil. in Experimental Psychology from the University of Oxford (1994) based on research carried out with players on the PGA European Tour. He was an Associate Coach with the English Golf Union (1996-2001), providing education and training on the mental, physical and technical sides of the game for talented boy golfers in the South Region of England. He was a pioneer of teaching sports science to future PGA pros in the UK as a part-time tutor at Merrist Wood College (1994-1998). While a Visiting Lecturer at Pepperdine University (2002-2005), his golf classes for the physical education curriculum attracted students of all golfing ability levels and included two members of Pepperdine's NCCA Division I Golf Teams who have subsequently qualified for the PGA / LPGA Tours. Having previously been a coach for Special Olympics Golf in Oregon, Simon developed aquatics and golf programs at Pepperdine for adults with developmental disabilities from the Esperance Center, Malibu. In 2011 he was invited to present at the prestigious PGA of America Teaching & Coaching Summit at the Faldo Institute in Orlando and the PGA of Great Britain and Ireland’s Golf Show in Harrogate.


associate editor

Ed Ibarguen is the General Manager and Director of Golf at the Duke University Golf Club, North Carolina. A PGA Master Golf Professional, Ed has been listed in Golf Magazine "Top 100 Teachers in America" since 2001 and has twice been PGA Teacher of the Year for the Carolinas section. Ed was Vice-Chairman of the PGA National Education Committee (2000-2003), and was awarded the Horton Smith Award for excellence in education in 1998. He is an instructor for the PGA Business Schools, I, II and III and was one of the original faculty members of the Golf Professional Training Program (GPTP) for apprentices, which was unveiled in 1992. He received the Bill Strausbaugh Award in 1995 for mentoring his fellow PGA Professionals in improving their employment situations and through service to the community. Ed was also Michael Jordan's original golf instructor.


editorial board

Eric Alpenfels is the Director of the Pinehurst Golf Academy and Golf Instruction at Pinehurst Resort. He is a Class A Member of the PGA of America and has been part of the Pinehurst family since 1985. His expertise has earned him recognition from Golf Magazine as one of the "Top 100 Teachers in America," Golf Digest as one of "America’s 50 Greatest Teachers" and U.S. Kids Golf as one of the "Top 50 Teachers for Kids." Eric’s activities beyond the fairways of Pinehurst are extensive, and include speaking engagements, contributions to industry publications and participation as an Adjunct Facility of the PGA of America Education Department. In partnership with Dr. Bob Christina, The Golf Academy is conducting research to pioneer the development of new practice techniques and innovative drills. He recently co-authored "Instinct Putting" with Dr. Bob Christina and Dr. Cary Heath.

Tony Bennett is the Director of Education for the PGAs of Europe, which has the responsibility of over 20,000 golf professionals in 38 member countries worldwide. Tony travels extensively in his role, added to which he is an international golf development consultant for the Royal & Ancient Golf Club of St. Andrews. He has been a lecturer at the PGA of Great Britain and Ireland Training School, for business and Commerce, and he has had successful experience in developing coach education frameworks, retail centres, academy structures and learning pathways. Tony was granted the status of Master Professional in 2006, and he has been credited for modernising and contributing to the game of golf in Portugal. He received recognition from the former President of the Republic in the form of a presidential Order of Merit award. Tony is a graduate from the University of Birmingham, UK, with a Master of Philosophy degree in Sports Participation and Coaching.

Gary Bernard is the Director of Education for the Canadian Professional Golfers' Association (CPGA) in Acton, Ontario; and a CPGA Class "A" Professional. Prior to this position (1999-2003), he was a National Education Trainer and helped to develop a complete revision of the existing national education and professional development program for the CPGA. As National Regional Coach for the Royal Canadian Golf Association (1999-2001), he was charged with the responsibility for identifying, recruiting and training the best junior golfers in Canada. At Moncton Golf and Country Club in Riverview, New Brunswick (1992-1999), he managed the club's training facility, elite academy and junior program. Following a Bachelor of Education degree from the University of New Brunswick (1979), Gary spent nine years as a Public School Educator at Nelson Junior High School and James M. Hill High School in Miramichi, New Brunswick. In 1986, he received the accolade of "Young Professional of the Year" from the Canadian Association of Physical Education, Health and Recreation.

Dr. Chris Bertram is the Director of the Human Performance Centre and a Professor of Kinesiology at the University College of the Fraser Valley (UCFV) in Abbotsford, British Columbia, Canada. His research and teaching focus is in the area of motor skill acquisition with an emphasis on the nature of expertise and elite performance in athletes. The game of golf plays a prominent role in his research, with current investigations aimed at the effectiveness of technology such as video analysis, launch monitor systems and other training aids in improving characteristics of the golf swing. Chris's research into the game of golf goes well beyond the laboratory as he is also currently the Head Coach of the Men's and Women's Varsity Golf Teams at UCFV.

Dr. Jeff Broker is an Assistant Professor of Biology at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs and teaches an exercise science course on the Professional Golf Management program. Jeff spent eight years working as a Senior Biomechanist with the Sport Science and Technology Division at the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) in Colorado Springs. He continues to work closely with Olympic sports independently and as an Adjunct Faculty member to the USOC's Coaching and Sport Division, typically focusing on the optimisation of sport-specific technique.

Tony Bennett is the Director of Education for the PGAs of Europe, which has the responsibility of over 20,000 golf professionals in 38 member countries worldwide. Tony travels extensively in his role, added to which he is an international golf development consultant for the Royal & Ancient Golf Club of St. Andrews. He has been a lecturer at the PGA of Great Britain and Ireland Training School, for business and Commerce, and he has had successful experience in developing coach education frameworks, retail centres, academy structures and learning pathways. Tony was granted the status of Master Professional in 2006, and he has been credited for modernising and contributing to the game of golf in Portugal. He received recognition from the former President of the Republic in the form of a presidential Order of Merit award. Tony is a graduate from the University of Birmingham, UK, with a Master of Philosophy degree in Sports Participation and Coaching.

Phil Cheetham is President and Co-Owner of Advance Motion Measurement, LLC, Phoenix, Arizona; and is a Consultant to the Titleist Performance Institute, Oceanside, California. He has been an innovator in biomechanics and motion analysis of sports for over twenty years. Phil's research interest is the biomechanics of the golf swing and, specifically, the kinematic sequence of the forward swing. He holds a M.S degree in biomechanics from Arizona State University and is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in biomechanics at the same institution. With a B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia, Phil was a Research Engineer and Head of Engineering Technology for the U.S. Olympic Committee's Sports Science Program at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs (1982-1987) where he used state-of-the-art technology to measure and improve the performance of Olympic athletes; Co-Founder of Peak Performance Technologies, Inc. in Englewood, Colorado (1984 - 1991) where he developed one of the first motion analysis systems based on video; and Co-Founder of Skill Technologies, Inc. in Phoenix, Arizona (1991 - 2003) where he developed real-time motion measurement systems. A three-time national gymnastics champion of Australia, Phil was a lead researcher in the gymnastics project at the Barcelona Olympics in 1992, commissioned by the International Olympic Committee.

David Colclough is Head of Member Education for the PGA of Great Britain and Ireland. A PGA Advanced Fellow Professional, who qualified in 1989, David began work for the PGA as a Training Executive for Coach Education, following 14 years of coaching golfers of all abilities in the UK and overseas. In 2009, David successfully completed a Master of Philosophy degree in Sports Coaching at the University of Birmingham, UK. His research focused on the "Construction of knowledge amongst elite level, expert coaches". David has spoken about the development of the expert coach as part of the Swiss PGA Education programme (2010), and has presented at numerous conferences on the role of the PGA Professional, including the 2011 PGAs of Europe Congress in Portugal.

Glenn Cundari, PGA is golf’s Lead Learning Facilitator for Canada. He is responsible for the training and development of each of the nine PGA of Canada Learning Facilitators who facilitate the national Teaching and Coaching program. As well, Glenn trains and educates PGA golf professionals throughout Canada. Glenn has the unique perspective of being the only PGA of Canada member who both develops and delivers the instructor and coach programming. His work in these areas has led him to speak about instructor and coach development around the world. Glenn is also one of the international members on the PGA World Alliance Education Committee, responsible for overseeing golf standards for professionals across the globe. Glenn has been involved in motor learning projects and is the development and technical lead for the PGA of Canada on initiatives such as Long Term Player Development Guide for Golf in Canada, Canada’s national junior program – Future Links, Special Olympics coach training and the National Golf in Schools program. In 2006 Glenn was recognized as the PGA of Canada’s "Junior Leader of the Year" for his work in developing junior golfers and athletes.

Dr. Patricia Donnelly is a mental game consultant who works with elite and recreational athletes in her private practice, The Mental Edge, in Weston, Connecticut. She has worked with and given seminars to organizations such as the United States Tennis Association and the PGA of America. She has also facilitated continuing professional development for the teaching staffs of such resorts as Fiddler's Creek in Naples, Florida. Her clients learn that one's basic needs of achievement, affiliation and power should be balanced through sport and leisure to attain the most from one's life. Patricia has presented papers at academic conferences on a variety of topics, including "Teaching and Sustaining the Child Player" and "The Phenomenon of the Korean Female Golfer" at the World Scientific Congress of Golf in 1998 and 2008, respectively.

Nigel Edwards is Director of Player Development & Coaching for the Golf Union of Wales Ltd (GUW), which is based at the Celtic Manor Resort, venue of the Ryder Cup in 2010. He manages the coaching and performance side of the business for GUW, working closely with coaching staff overseeing and implementing performance programmes for their elite squads and teams. Nigel has represented Great Britain and Ireland in the Walker Cup on four occasions, including the victories of 2001 and 2003; and has been a member of three Great Britain and Ireland winning teams in the St. Andrews Trophy. His tournament victories as an individual include the South African Amateur Championship and European Nations Cup, both in 2006.

Dr. Paul Glazier is a consultant sport and human movement scientist with over 15 years of academic, technical and practical experience. He has expertise in sports biomechanics, motor control, skill acquisition and performance analysis of sport and has published over 40 peer-reviewed publications in these areas. Among Paul’s research interests are the biomechanical and motor control mechanisms underpinning coordination and control in the golf swing and how these processes might be learned during skill acquisition. In addition to his strong academic background, Paul has a wealth of applied experience. He has won several national long driving championships, has competed at the RE/MAX World Long Drive Championship Finals, and currently plays off a low single-figure handicap.

Dr. Mark Guadagnoli is the Director of the Motor Behavior Laboratory and a Professor in the Department of Kinesiology at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV). He earned a Ph.D. in Human Performance from Auburn University, Alabama, where he was a three-time Student of the Year. In 2007 he is on sabbatical as a Visiting Scholar at Harvard University, UCLA and Rice University. Mark has carried out funded research in golf, including the efficacy of video feedback for learning the golf swing, and has been a reviewer for the World Scientific Congress of Golf. He works as a Mental Abilities Consultant for golfers including Collegiate All-Americans, a US Amateur Publinks Champion, U.S. Open participants, a Junior World Champion winner, and World Amateur winner. He is author of Practice to Learn, Play to Win (forthcoming).

Johan Hampf is the Director of Education and Vice CEO for the PGA of Sweden based at the PGA of Sweden National. The PGA of Sweden annually holds one of the worlds most respected Golf Teaching and Coaching Summits. Johan has experience from over 21 years of golf coaching and communication. He was the Head Professional at Särö GC and was in charge of one of Sweden’s stop golf academies based in Gothenburg before he started working for the PGA. As director of education, Johan gets to work with many of the greatest coaches in the game. He is a member of the PGAs of Europe Education Committee and also works as a golf development consultant for the R&A. In the golf development work coaching is central part of the development missions that is done all over the word. Johan is Partner and Board member of HIDE Design AB, a modern design company with a focus on strategic design, brand development and communication. HIDE Design AB was awarded the Grand Award of Design in 2006. Johan holds a DIHM degree in Finance and Business Development from the IHM Business School.

John Hellström is President and owner of, an Internet site for players and coaches that supports systematic training in golf. A top-ranked PGA instructor, John was selected for Teacher of the Year Award 2007 by the PGA of Sweden. He has a University Diploma in Sports Science and Coaching (1999) and a Bachelor of Education in Physical Education (2001) from the Stockholm University College of Physical Education and Sports; and a Bachelor of Social Science majoring in psychology toward sports from the University of Stockholm (2002). He is currently a Ph.D. student at the University of Örebro, Sweden, specializing in peak performance in golf from a multi-disciplinary perspective. He is also a martial-art black belt. Integrating psychology, physiology and biomechanics in both practical work and research, he has worked as a consultant to elite players, coaches, and national teams in several countries. John is the co-author of Toward Lower Scores and author of Physical Training for Golf; both books are published in Swedish and are used in the Swedish golf educational system.

Paul Hoad is the Director of the David Leadbetter Golf Academy (DLGA) at Mission Hills in China, having previously been Director of DLGA England (2000-2004) and DLGA Japan (1997-1999). His students have included twice European Ryder Cup Captain, Bernard Gallacher; and leading Chinese player, Zhang Lian Wei. In 1974, Paul played in the same England Boys team as Sandy Lyle and Nick Faldo. A member of the British PGA, he played on the European Tour for 11 years and was voted Rookie of the Year in 1980 by Sir Henry Cotton. In 1990, Paul became the first Englishman to qualify and play on the Japanese Tour.

Dr. Paul Hurrion is Managing Director of Quintic Consultancy, Ltd., Coventry, UK, which is a company he formed in 1997 to provide top-level performance, biomechanical video analysis software and consultancy. Quintic's Putting Laboratory has been of benefit to a number of PGA European Tour players, including Padraig Harrington and David Howell. A member of the Titleist Performance Institute's Biomechanics Advisory Board, Paul's work in golf has included research for the design of golf shoes. Paul earned a Ph.D. in Sports Biomechanics, focusing on low-back injuries, from University College Chichester (1997), which led to consultancy work with UK Athletics and the England & Wales Cricket Board.

Dr. Nic James is a Senior Lecturer in Performance Analysis in the School of Sport at the University of Wales Institute, Cardiff, UK, having gained his Ph.D. in Experimental Psychology at Cardiff University (1996). With many years of experience in sports coaching, especially at the elite level in squash, his research and teaching interests centre on performance analysis and motor learning. Having acted as a consultant for professional teams in soccer and rugby, his current research and consultancy focus is on the statistical analysis of golf performance. An Editorial Board member of the International Journal of Sports Science and Coaching, Nic is also the secretary of the International Society of Performance Analysis of Sport and has served as a member of the scientific committee of the World Congress of Performance Analysis of Sport.

Jon Karlsen is a member of the Coaching Group of the Norwegian Golf Federation, which provides coaching for national team amateurs; and a specialized putting instructor through Jon Karlsen Putting Academy, teaching elite players and providing courses for teaching professionals in Scandinavia. He is also one of the founders of Fit for Golf (2006), which holds annual golf conventions; and one of the founders / R&D director of Devilray AS putter company (2002), which has several patents on putters. Previously Jon was a Head Professional at Solum Golfklubb (2003) and Hof Golfklubb (2001), and Teaching Professional at Hof Golfklubb (1998). Jon has a Master of Science degree in Sport Biomechanics and since 2005 he has been pursuing a Ph.D. degree, with emphasis on golf, at the Norwegian School of Sport Sciences.

Phillip Kenyon is the Director of Instruction for the Harold Swash Putting Schools of Excellence, which is based in the UK. As a Master's graduate in Sports Science from Liverpool John Moores University, England, he has played a key part in developing the role sports science plays within the Schools. Phillip has worked closely with Harold Swash for over 18 years, as a player and a coach. Before concentrating on his coaching career, Phillip was a full-time player on various professional golf tours. Working alongside Harold, he has had the opportunity to develop strong coaching credentials and has worked with many leading tour professionals, such as David Howell and Barry Lane, as well as many top amateurs and club golfers. Phillip is co-author of Putting Fundamentals (2006).

Kim Kincer is the Director of the PGA Professional Golf Management at Eastern Kentucky University, following three years as Associate Director of the PGA Professional Golf Management at Methodist College, North Carolina. Kim coached Methodist College Women's Golf Team to five consecutive NCAA Division III National Championships and was NCAA National Coach of the Year (2001). A golf professional since 1986, and eight years as Head Golf Professional for Lexington-Fayette Urban County in Kentucky, she is a Class A member of the LPGA Teaching and Club Professional Division. Following a B.A. degree, Communication Arts with a Journalism concentration from the University of Cincinnati, she completed a M.S. degree, Administration with a Human Resource Management concentration from Central Michigan University. Kim wrote a chapter entitled "Coach-Athlete Relations" for She Can Coach! (2005) and also wrote a chapter in 2006 for the LPGA Business Manual, Employment Laws and Wage and Hour Issues.

Dr. Michael Lardon is an Associate Clinical Professor in the Department of Psychiatry, School of Medicine, University of California, San Diego (UCSD). He also provides general psychiatry, psychopharmacology and performance enhancement for members of the PGA, LPGA and Nationwide Tours. Since 1999 he has been a Consulting Psychiatrist for United States Olympic Teams and he also works with players in the National Football League, Major League Baseball and Major League Soccer. In 1995, he received the Judd Research Award at UCSD for his work on athletic peak performance. A Fellow of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Michael is the Founder of the California Psychiatric Coverage Medical Corporation (1991), which provides psychopharmacologic evaluation of children, adolescents and adults throughout San Diego County. Other leadership roles in medicine have included the Chief of Staff/Owner of the Alvarado Parkway Institute in San Diego (2000-2004), which was the second physician-owned hospital in the state of California. After achieving a B.A. in Psychology at Stanford University (1984), Michael earned a Medical Doctorate at the University of Texas, Galveston (1989) before completing his post-graduate education in Psychiatry at UCSD (1993).

David is the Head Physical Therapist at the University of Calgary Sport Medicine Centre in Canada and is involved in active clinical and research practice. His clientele includes professional golfers on the PGA, Nationwide and Canadian Tours as well as elite amateur and recreational players. He has taught golf as a university academic course and lectures extensively throughout the world to medical audiences about golf health and fitness issues through FIT foreGOLF™. With a Masters degree in athletic training and conditioning, David has published numerous scientific papers dealing with low back pain in golf and has also collaborated with Dr Tony Vandervoort investigating age related factors affecting senior players. He has presented at the World Scientific Congress of Golf in St Andrews Scotland and has authored numerous articles on golf health and fitness in a variety of magazines and newspapers.

Dr. Christian Marquardt is the Founder and CEO of Science&Motion GmbH, Munich, Germany, which he founded in 2003 to market the SAM PuttLab and the SAM Academy. Top players on the European Tour have trained on the SAM PuttLab, which involves a unique measuring system for putting. He provides lectures and seminars at the SAM Academy and a number of national and international golf federations and professional golf associations are now working with him. Christian is a neuroscientist, whose work is dedicated to the development of new concepts for movement analysis, motor learning and treatment of movement disorders. He earned a doctorate in kinematic analysis from the Faculty of Medical Psychology at Munich University.

Peter Mattsson is the Director of Coaching for the English Golf Union, having previously been Head Coach for all of the Swedish Golf Federation teams (1998-2005) involving amateurs as well as professionals. He is also currently enrolled in doctoral studies at the University of Írebro in Sweden. Peter became a professional golfer in 1990 and studied physical education with golf at the Stockholm University College of Physical Education and Sports (1991-1994). After college, he spent two years working with the Swedish Golf School in Spain, before returning to Sweden to coach the Swedish Boys team that reached the final of the European Boys Team Championship in 1996. He has since coached numerous teams at European and World Amateur Championships as well as the professional World Cup. Co-author of Golf: Steps to Success with Paul Schempp, he has also published a number of golf books in Swedish.

Dr. Bryan McCullick is an Associate Professor at the University of Georgia, where is he is an active member of the Sports Instruction Research Laboratory. Bryan received his B.S. from the University of Alabama, his M.S. from the University of Wyoming, and his Ph.D. from the University of Georgia. Stemming from his commitment and concern for quality physical education and sport instruction, his research targets issues germane to Teacher/Coach Education and Teaching/Coaching Expertise. His work has been supported, in part, by grants from the LPGA, Club Corporation of America, and Golf Magazine. A Fellow of the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (AAHPERD) Research Consortium and an active member of the International Association for Physical Education in Higher Education (AIESEP), Bryan's work has appeared in journals such as the Journal of Teaching in Physical Education.

Patti McGowan is the Founder and President of KNACK4™GOLF®, which was launched in 2000; and is an Associate Golf Professional with the Lake Nona Golf Club in Orlando, Florida. Patti worked for more than a decade as Director of Instructor Training with the David Leadbetter Golf Academies Worldwide. A Class 'A' member of both the PGA and the LPGA, she is currently listed in Golf Magazine's "Top 100 Teachers in America" and Golf for Women's "Top 50 Teachers." A frequent contributor to Golf Magazine, Golf Digest and Golf for Women, Patti has also shared her insights on The Golf Channel's "Academy Live" program.

Ed Mitchell, PGA, is Chairman of the Mitchell Golf Equipment Company. A 44-year member of the PGA of America, he has served the last 28 years as a member of the Southern Ohio PGA Section. He started his golf career as a caddy at The Country Club of Jackson, Michigan. Ed’s 25-year career as a head golf professional includes service at private and resort clubs in Michigan and Florida. He has served on the PGA National Education Committee since 2009 and assisted the National PGA Education Department with writing the new PGA/PGM Apprentice Program on Instruction/Club Performance. In January 2011, Ed presented at the U.S. PGA Teaching & Coaching Summit. He was the recipient of the 2009 Horton Smith Award in the Southern Ohio Section PGA for his contributions to continuing education for fellow PGA members. In 1988, Ed redirected his golf career and started Mitchell® Golf Equipment Company, which is known as the worldwide leader for professional grade club repair tools. He owns five patents for machine designs and manufactures club repair equipment under the registered trademark names of STEELCLUB®, TourGAUGE®, and DigiFlex™. In 1999, Ed started Mitchell Golf Equipment Institute to offer training schools in club repair and performance fitting for industry professionals. Hundreds of students from 39 countries around the world and all 50 US states have been certified as Master Club Performance Technicians.

Rob Mottram is on the staff of the Golf Health and Performance Center in Palm Desert, California and is on the Health and Fitness Advisory Board of the Titleist Performance Institute. He worked for 11 years as a physical therapist and certified athletic trainer with the PGA Tour, Senior PGA Tour, and the LPGA (1987-89). He traveled with the Tour players and the original Centinela Hospital's fitness centers starting in 1987. As the former director of the program, Rob was responsible for training new physical therapy and athletic training staff as they joined the PGA Tour's traveling fitness center program. Rob is co-author of Women's Exercise Guide to Better Golf (1988) and Exercise Guide to Better Golf (1995). He holds a B.A. degree from the University of the Pacific, and a B.S. in physical therapy from California State University, Northridge and UCLA.

Dr. Rob Neal is the Founder and Director of Golf BioDynamics, Inc, which provides high-tech, 3-D biomechanical evaluations and real-time feedback to golfers of all ability levels. His company has an office in Melbourne, where the key clients include the Australian and Victorian Institutes of Sport and The Australian Golf Union, in Brisbane (Queensland Academy of Sport) and in Miami, Palm Springs and Michigan at the Jim McLean Golf Schools. Rob is on the Biomechanics Advisory Board of the Titleist Performance Institute, and he is still involved in applied research in golf. Rob completed his doctoral research on segment interactions in throwing and worked as an academic at the University of Queensland (1986-2000).

Harvey Newton is Owner and Director of Newton Sports, a sports performance consulting company, based in Daytona Beach, Florida. He was Executive Director of the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) (1995-1999) having previously been Director of Program Development (1994-1996) and Editor-in-Chief of the NSCA's Strength & Conditioning Journal (1993-1998). He was the Executive Director of USA Weightlifting (1982-1988) and the 1984 USA Olympic Team coach for weightlifting. With a M.A. degree in Sociology, with coaches' education emphasis, he was an Instructor in the Center for the Study of Sport and Leisure at the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs (1989-1997), teaching mainly on the American Sport Education Program. The author of Explosive Lifting for Sports (2002), Harvey is a member of the Editorial Board of the International Journal of Sports Science and Coaching.

Kyle Paquette is a PhD candidate in the Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Ottawa, specializing in the Psychosocial Sciences of Sport, Physical Activity and Health. His areas of research include coach learning, coaching pedagogy, and psychological skills training in sport. In addition to research, Kyle is a performance coach and mental trainer who consults with elite and developmental level athletes in his private practice in Ottawa, Ontario. A professional member of the Canadian Sport Psychology Association and PGA of Canada, Kyle’s consulting work focuses predominantly on the psychological preparation of elite golfers and golf coaches. Furthermore, he has worked as the Sport Psychology Coach for Team Ontario Golf for the past three years. Prior to consulting full-time, Kyle worked as a PGA of Canada Teaching Professional for five years (2005-2009), during which time he was awarded both the "Northern Ontario PGA Teacher of the Year" and "Northern Ontario PGA Assistant of the Year" on two occasions.

Bruce Patterson is the Head Golf Professional at Butler National Golf Club, a position he has held since 1982. His many roles range from running a teaching program to administering a caddy program of 200 caddies. He was host golf professional for the Western Open on the PGA Tour (1982-1990). Bruce is a Master Professional of the PGA of America (1989) and has been one of Golf Magazine’s list of "Top 100 Teachers in America" since 2005. He was President of the Illinois PGA (1995-1996), and is a recipient of the Illinois PGA Bill Strausbaugh Award (2008). Bruce has created the Jackson Park Program that introduces the game of golf to Chicago’s inner-city youths. He has written numerous articles for Golf Magazine, PGA Magazine, Executive Golfer, and Senior Golfer; and has conducted teaching clinics with golfing greats such as Arnold Palmer and Tom Watson.

Mike Perpich is the Director of Instruction at RiverPines Golf in Alpharetta, Georgia and has 35 years of instructional expertise. Mike has been a Golf Magazine’s Top 100 Teachers since 2001. He is also one of US Kids Golf’s Top 50 Junior Teachers in America. Mike is a Georgia Teacher of the Year recipient and in 2011 received the Growth of the Game award for his contribution to the game of golf in the state of Georgia. Mike organized and ran the PGA Youth Clinic in partnership with the 2011 93rd PGA Championship held at Atlanta Athletic Club in Johns Creek, Georgia. He has collaborated on numerous instructional articles for publications such as Golf Magazine, Sports Illustrated, Japan Weekly Golf Digest, Fore Digest and Georgia Golf News. He has also been a featured guest on the Golf Channel’s Golf Academy Live. Mike is a highly sought after instructor whose students of note include numerous collegiate players; players; Jodie Mudd, Grant Waite, Frank Nobilo of the PGA Tour and Hiromi Kobayashi of the LPGA tour.

Dr. Kyle Phillpots is the Director of Training and Education for The Professional Golfers' Association of Great Britain and Ireland, based at The Belfry, Birmingham, England. He trained at Carnegie College, Leeds, and has been a teacher at secondary, further and higher levels of education in the UK. Kyle joined the staff of the PGA in 1999 shortly before completing his Ph.D. in sport and politics at the University of Warwick, UK. He sits on the Education Committee of the PGAs of Europe, with his main responsibility being for advanced education programmes. Kyle has represented golf in the sport-wide development of a United Kingdom Coaching Certificate, and is the lead officer for the development of a five-level coaching structure for golf. He is a member of the boards of Clubgolf Scotland and Golf Development Wales. His main research interests are in the science of coaching and the professionalisation of sport.

Dr. Fran Pirozzolo is a neuroscientist who has been involved in professional sports training and research for over three decades. Fran was a member of the National Academy of Sciences Committee on Techniques to Enhance Human Performance. He was formerly on the faculties of UCLA, the University of Minnesota Medical School and the Baylor College of Medicine, where he was Chief of the Neuropsychology Service for 16 years. He spent one year at the NASA Johnson Space Center in the Psychology and Behavior Laboratory, where he studied motor control and leadership in elite teams. He won 4 World Series rings as the Mental Skills Coach for the New York Yankees (1996-2002) and won the Winston Shell Award for excellence in player development during his tenure as the Player Development Coach for the NFL's Houston Texans. He was the Founding Editor for the scientific journal, Developmental Neuropsychology. He has published over 250 scientific papers and written or edited 14 books, on a variety of topics in neuroscience. He has been a PGA Tour instructor since 1983.

Dr. Trevor Ringrose is a Lecturer in Statistics in the Defence College of Management and Technology (DCMT), Cranfield University at Shrivenham, UK. A Fellow of the Royal Statistical Society since 1992, he is Associate Editor for the Journal of the Royal Statistical Society Series C (2005-2008) and is currently Associate Editor for the Journal of Agricultural, Biological and Environmental Statistics. From the University of Sheffield, he has a First Class Honours Degree in Computer Science and Statistics and a Ph.D. on "Statistical Analysis of Cave Palaeobiological Data". Trevor was co-author of an article for The Statistician (2002) entitled, "Exploratory Analysis of European Professional Golf Association Statistics".

Dr. Bob Rotella is a consultant on the mental side of the game to players on the PGA Tours as well as elite performers in other sports, business and entertainment. In baseball, for example, he has advised the New York Yankees. His clients on the PGA Tour have won at least 25 of the 40 tournaments played for each of the last 15 years. Bob is a columnist and editorial board member for Golf Digest. A Volunteer Assistant Coach at University of Virginia since 2005, Bob was the director of the graduate sport psychology at the University of Virginia (1976 - 1996). With Bob Cullen, Bob has authored a number of books on golf including Golf is Not a Game of Perfect (1995), the best-selling sport psychology book of all time; and The Golfer's Mind: Play to Play Great (2004).

Dr. Paul Schempp is the Director of the Sport Instruction Research Laboratory and Professor of Kinesiology at the University of Georgia. He is also President of Performance Matters, Inc., a firm specializing in developing expert performance. Paul has more than 25 years of experience in the fields of research, teaching and professional development, with recent books including Teaching Sport and Physical Activity (2003) and Golf: Steps to Success (2005). As the scientific consultant to Golf Magazine, he is instrumental in selecting "The Top 100 Teachers in America." Applying research to practice, Paul is the performance consultant for the Swedish National Golf Team (professional) and the Mexico National Golf Team (amateur). He is also a member of the Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) National Advisory Board and serves as a lead instructor in the LPGA Teacher and Coach Education programs.

Craig Sharp is the National Training Manager of the PGA of Australia based in Melbourne. Craig is responsible for the strategic development of training and education programs, in addition to managing coach accreditation, membership administration and the staging and operation of PDP seminars and conferences, such as the Asia Pacific PGA Coaching Summit. In 2010, Craig introduced the PGA’s new eLearning platform ‘The Fairway’, and headed up a diverse cross-industry panel which undertook a major review of the PGA’s Training & Education structures. Craig is a member of the PGA International Golf Institute’s Education Advisory Panel and was a consultant in the re-development of the Sport, Fitness and Recreation Training Package which governs the delivery of national vocational qualifications across a range of service-based industry sectors, including sport, fitness and outdoor recreation. Craig has a Bachelor of Applied Science in Physical Education, is a qualified vocational educator, and is currently completing a double Masters degree combining studies in Leadership and Business.

Dr. Stephen Simpson is an Accredited Medical Specialist in Occupational Medicine (1991) and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine (1991). After qualifying in Medicine (University of Birmingham, 1978), he has lived and worked in Angola, Oman, Nigeria and Kazakhstan, where he developed and managed pioneering medical and community programs. Stephen coaches golfers of all ability ranges on the mental side of their game, individually, in seminars, and by distance coaching. He is a Certified NLP Trainer and hypnotist, and works with Dr. Paul McKenna as a member of his Training Team. He is also an occasional caddy on the European PGA Seniors Tour. Stephen’s golf clinics are based in Harley Street, London, UK, and Praia D'El Rey Golf & Beach Resort, Óbidos, Portugal. His CDs and audio-books include Play Magic Golf - Using Hypnosis & Meditation.

Dr. John Stevenson is an Associate Professor of Physical Therapy in the College of Health Professions at Grand Valley State University, Grand Rapids, Michigan. He holds a Physical Therapist License from the State of Michigan and is also a Certified Ergonomics & Prevention Specialist from the Board of Certification in Professional Ergonomics. John is a member of the Occupational Health special interest group of the American Physical Therapy Association. His Ph.D. thesis at Indiana University was entitled "The Effects of Stick Length on the Kinematics of Maximal Velocity Throwing in Lacrosse". He has since conducted numerous research projects in a range of scientific disciplines including sport psychology.

Dr. T.J. Tomasi is the Teaching Professional at Nantucket Golf Club, Nantucket, MA, USA. A 'Class A' PGA Professional, he is currently listed in Golf Magazine's "Top 100 Teachers in America." He has presented at the Better Golf Through Technology Conference™ at MIT University and is Chair of Golf Magazine's Science & Golf Research Committee. He is author of a number of books including The 30 Second Golf Swing (2001) and co-author of The LAWs of the Golf Swing (1998). T.J. has contributed to numerous magazines, including Sports Illustrated, as well being columnist since 1999 for Golf Insider, which is distributed by Universal Press Syndicate for Cox News Service. He has also hosted CNN's golf instruction segments that appear on airport television monitors and in-flight videos for a number of world-wide airlines.

Dr. Alan Turner is a Professor Emeritus in the School of Engineering and Design at the University of Sussex, UK, and Founding Director of the Rolls Royce Aero-Thermal Systems Research Centre. For over 25 years, his main activity was aero-thermal systems research on large turbofans (Trent) and military engines at Rolls Royce plc. Alan was a 2nd Lieutenant in the 10th Parachute Regiment, 8th Airborne Division, Pathfinder, Astro-Navigation, Orienteering (1968-1972). He has a Doctorate in Heat Transfer from the University of Sussex and a PGCE, Secondary Education, from Jordanhill in Scotland. A member of the Institute of Physics (1983), Alan has produced research on the golf swing. As a senior golfer, he maintains a single-figure handicap at Piltdown Golf Club in Sussex.

J. D. Turner created and owns Turner Golf Group, Inc., based in Savannah, Ga. It specializes in upscale corporate golf schools. Before turning professional, J. D. taught American history and coached golf in Iowa public schools. He became a PGA member in1969 and served as a club professional for 25 years. A PGA Master Professional, J.D. was a major presenter at the PGA World Teaching Summit (1992, 1994, 1998). He is a four-time Teacher of the Year for the Iowa PGA Section, and was Professional of the Year for the Iowan PGA in 1989. In 1991, Golf Magazine placed him in the original listing of the Top 50 Golf Teachers. This was expanded to the Top 100 Teachers in 1996, where he remains today. In 1985 J.D. created and marketed a golf instructional program for 2,500 high school and college physical education classes. Its 18-week curriculum included videos, instructional booklets, tests and answers; and was also reformulated for the hearing impaired. He owns and produces J.D. Turner Golf University, a cable TV show that has aired on On Media, an 850,000 member system, for 26 years. J.D. won the Iowa Open golf tournament five times and the Iowa PGA Senior Section five times. In 1995, he was inducted into the Iowa golf Hall of Fame.

Dr. Eric Wilson is the Executive Director of Golf Operations for Keiser University College of Golf in Port St. Lucie, Florida. He has been involved in golf education since 1996, when he opened the Phoenix, Arizona campus of the San Diego Golf Academy (SDGA). He subsequently was director of the San Diego, California campus of SDGA and opened the Myrtle Beach, South Carolina campus of SDGA before moving to Port St. Lucie, Florida and opening the Keiser University College of Golf in September 2009. Eric has given over 13,000 private golf lessons and has amassed over 12,000 hours of classroom instruction at the Associate, Baccalaureate, and Masters degree levels. Eric is also a PGA Master Professional in Instruction, a PGA Certified Professional Program Mentor, a PGA Master Professional adjunct faculty member, and an original adjunct faculty member for the PGA Professional Golf Management Program, where he teaches all three levels in all three disciplines. He was awarded the PGA Horton Smith Award for Education by the Southwest Section PGA in 1994 and the Carolina Section PGA in 2005. Eric was recently recognized by the PGA of America with the National Conrad Rehling Award for his involvement in Special Olympics golf since 1991.

Dr. Gio Valiante is an Associate Professor of Educational Psychology at Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida. He received his Ph.D. from Emory University after Bachelor's and Master's degrees from the University of Florida. Gio is the author of over a dozen academic papers as well as two books, Fearless Golf: Conquering the Mental Game (2005) and Fearless Golf: The Pursuit of Flow (forthcoming). He is the mental game consultant to The Golf Channel, Golf Digest, The University of Florida, and numerous PGA Tour clients including Chad Campbell and Chris DiMarco.

Dr. Anthony Vandervoort is a Professor in the Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Western Ontario, London, Canada. Since completing a gerontology doctoral thesis in 1981, Tony's research program has focused on the effects of aging on neuromuscular function. Of particular current interest are the benefits of high-resistance exercise programs for improving muscular strength and function in older adults, including the application of these findings towards facilitating life-long participation in the sport of golf. The golf-related initiatives have been co-authored with David Lindsay, and some of this work was also presented at the 2002 World Scientific Congress of Golf in St Andrews, Scotland.

Dr. Michael Voight is a Professor in the School of Physical Therapy at Belmont University, Nashville, Tennessee; and has a clinical practice specializing in sports injuries. He is one of only a few members of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) who is certified in both sports physical therapy (1987) and advanced clinical orthopedic physical therapy (1994). He is also recognized as a Certified Athletic Trainer of the National Athletic Trainers' Association (NATA) and a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist of the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA). A staff physical therapist at the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta, Michael has also worked for professional sports teams such as the Miami Dolphins in the National Football League (NFL). Michael is a Past-President of the Sports Section of APTA and is Associate Editor of the North American Journal of Sports Physical Therapy. He is a member of the American Orthopedic Society of Sports Medicine (AOSSM) and is a member of the Board of Directors of the International Federation of Sports Physiotherapy (IFSP). In 1995, he was one of the first recipients of a Doctor of Physical Therapy (now Doctor of Health Science) degree from University of St. Augustine, Florida, following a M.S. degree in Athletic Training from the University of Virginia. He has a Physical Therapy degree from Hahnemann Medical School, Philadelphia; and a B.S. from Portland State University. Michael was the first individual to be twice awarded the Distinguished Educator Award from the Sports Therapy Section of APTA (1996, 2000).

Dr. Gary Wiren is the Senior Director of Instruction for all Trump Golf properties, a consultant at The Kingsley Club (Michigan), a member of Golf Magazine's Contributing Teaching Staff and a representative of Mizuno Golf USA. A Master Certified Teaching Professional of the PGA of America, Gary was a PGA National Headquarters staff member for 13 years - during which time he founded the PGA National Academy of Golf for Juniors, the PGA Golf Discovery Schools, the Professional Golf Management Program (now at 17 universities), the PGA Golf Re-Certification Program, and the PGA Educational Workshops. He is the only active member of the PGA of America to have been inducted into the PGA Hall of Fame (2006) and the Golf Magazine World Golf Teachers Hall of Fame (2007). He is author of eleven books on golf, including the PGA Manual of Golf (1991) and When Golf is a Ball (2004). Gary is a past board member of the National Golf Foundation, the American Junior Golf Association and the Children's Golf Foundation. In addition to being the PGA of America's Teacher of the Year (1987) and an inductee into the PGA Hall of Fame (2006), he received Distinguished Service Awards from the Swedish Golf Union and the Italian Golf Federation. Gary was has also been an educational consultant for the Japanese PGA.

Dr. David F. Wright is the Director of Wright Balance Golf Academy, Coto de Caza, California. A PGA member, he is also an Assistant Coach to the University of Southern California Men's and Women's Golf Teams. David is currently listed in Golf Magazine's "Top 100 Teachers in America" and his golf schools are listed in Golf Magazine's "Top 25 Golf Schools." He holds two Ph.D.'s, with his areas of specialization being the Psychology of Learning and Psychophysiology, and is a member of the Board of Directors of Dr. Frank Jobe's Biomechanics Laboratory at Centinela Hospital. The focus of his research is on balance and body symmetry as related to sport and especially golf.

Dr Ian Wright is Senior Research Engineer with TaylorMade-adidas Golf Company (TMaG), Carlsbad, California; and is also an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Kinesiology at the University of Calgary, Canada. His responsibilities for TMaG include: experimentation and modelling of the golf swing and golf club performance; development of methods and tools for golf swing measurement and clubfitting; and coordination and supervision of related research activites both within the company as well as with external research groups. Before joining the TMaG in 2000, Ian spent a year working in the adidas Innovation Team in Portland, Oregon, with responsibilites that included: development and use of simulation tools for examining shoe-foot-leg dynamic interactions; new product conceptualization; prototype testing and fundamental research pertaining to sports shoe and apparel innovation. With undergraduate and masters degrees from Queen's University and University of Toronto in Canada, respectively, Ian's education in engineering science culminated in a Ph.D. in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, specializing in biomechanics, at the University of Calgary.


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Annual Review of Golf Coaching 2007



Golf Coaching and Swing Plane Theories
Simon Jenkins (Leeds Metropolitan University, UK)
Commentaries by Gary Wiren (Trump International Golf Club, USA), Phil Cheetham (Advanced Motion Measurement, LLC, USA)

Body Segment Sequencing and Timing in Golf
Robert Neal (Golf BioDynamics, USA), Ryan Lumsden (Golf BioDynamics, USA), Mark Holland (Austalian Institute of Sport) and Bruce Mason (Australian Institute of Sport)

On the Use and Misuse of Video Analysis
Christopher Bertram (University College of the Fraser Valley, Canada), Ronald Marteniuk (Simon Fraser University, Canada) and Mark Guadagnoli (University of Nevada, Las Vegas, USA)

Effects of Trust on Tee and Pitch Shots in Golf
John Stevenson (Grand Valley State University, USA), Bill Moore (Moore Performance Consulting, Inc, USA), Matt Pinter (Ferris State University, USA), Paul Stephenson, Mark Liley, Doug Elliot and Michael Brossman (Grand Valley State University, USA)

Effect of Training for Trust in Putting Performance of Skilled Golfers: A Randomized Controlled Trial
John Stevenson, Paul Stephenson, Matt Hoffman, Travis Jager, Erika VanEngen (Grand Valley State University, USA) and Matt Pinter (Ferris State University, USA)

Swedish Golf Success: Its History and Future
Peter Mattsson (English Golf Union, UK), Peter Hassmén (_rebro University, Sweden), Bryan McCullick and Paul Schempp (University of Georgia, USA)

The SAM PuttLab: Concept and PGA Tour Data
Christian Marquardt (Science&Motion Sports GmbH, Germany)
Commentaries by Jon Karlsen (Norwegian School of Sport Science), Phil Kenyon (Harold Swash Putting, Ltd, UK)

A New Method for Measuring Grip Pressure and its Distribution During the Golf Swing
Jeff Broker (University of Colorado, Colorado Springs, USA) and Melvin Ramey (University of California, Davis, USA)

Effective Strength Training for Golf: What's the Right Approach
Harvey Newton (Newton Sports, USA)
Commentaries by Robert Mottram (Golf Health and Performance Center, USA), David Lindsay (University of Calgary, Canada), Tom House (National Pitching Association, USA)
Response to Commentaries by Harvey Newton (Newton Sports, USA)

Physical Preparation for Golf: Strategies for Optimising Movement
Mark Smith (University of Lincoln, UK)
Commentary by Robert Mottram (Golf Health and Performance Center, USA)

The Development of the UK Coaching Certificate for Golf
Kyle Phillpots (PGA of Great Britain and Ireland)
Commentary by Paul Hoad (David Leadbetter Golf Academy, China)

Challenge Point Framework and Efficient Learning of Golf
Mark Guadagnoli and Kristina Lindquist (University of Nevada, Las Vegas, USA)

The Use of Swing Keys by Elite Tournament Professional Golfers Simon Jenkins (Leeds Metropolitan University, UK) Commentaries by Bob Rotella (Charlottesville, USA), David Marchant (Edge Hill University, UK), Gio Valiante (Rollins College, USA)

The Statistical Analysis of Golf Performance Nic
James (University of Wales Institute Cardiff, UK)


Annual Review of Golf Coaching 2008


Training or Education? Negotiating a Fuzzy Line Between What "We" Want and What "They" Might Need
Kitrina Douglas (University of Bristol) and David Carless (Leeds Metropolitan University, UK)
Commentaries by Gary Bernard (Canadian PGA), Kyle Phillpots (PGA of GB & Ireland, UK), Kim Kincer (Eastern Kentucky University, USA)
Response by Kitrina Douglas and David Carless

Weight Transfer, Golf Swing Theory and Coaching
Simon Jenkins (Leeds Metropolitan University, UK)
Commentaries by TJ Tomasi (Nantucket Golf Club, USA), Rob Neal (Golf Biodynamics, USA), David Lindsay (University of Calgary, Canada), Ed Ibarguen (Duke University Golf Club, USA), David Wright (Wright Balance Golf Academy, USA)

Distance Variability in Golf Putting Among Highly Skilled Players: The Role of Green Reading
Jon Karlsen (Norwegian School of Sport Sciences, Norway) and Johnny Nilsson (Swedish School of Sport and Health Sciences, Sweden)
Commentary by Phil Kenyon (Harold Swash Putting, Ltd, UK)

The Relation Between Physical Tests, Measures, and Clubhead Speed in Elite Golfers
John Hellstöm (Örebro University, Sweden)

The Effects of Custom-Fitted Clubs Versus "Placebo" Clubs on Golf-Swing Characteristics
Christopher Bertram (University College of the Fraser Valley, Canada) and Mark Guadagnoli (University of Nevada, Las Vegas, USA)

Temporary Correction of Transverse-Plane Pelvic Rotation Via a Three-Minute Exercise Program
David Wright (Wright Balance Golf Academy, USA), Michael Mellman (Centilena Hospital, USA) and Robert Watkins (The Marina Spine Center, USA)

Can Elite Tournament Professional Golfers Prevent Habitual Actions in Their Putting Actions?
Simon Jenkins (Leeds Metropolitan University, UK)
Commentary by Jon Karlsen (Norwegian School of Sport Sciences, Norway), Christian Marquardt (Science&Motion Sports GmbH, Germany)

Do Expert Golfers Keep Their Heads Still While Putting?
Timothy Lee (McMaster University, Canada), Tadao Ishikura (Doshisha University, Japan), Stefan Kegel, Dave Gonzalez and Steven Passmore (McMaster University, Canada)

Approach Shot Accuracy as a Performance Indicator for US PGA Tour Golf Professionals
Nic James (University of Wales Institute Cardiff, UK) and Gethin Rees (Swansea University, UK)

Motion Capture in Golf
Ian Wright (TaylorMade-adidas Golf Company, USA)
Commentary by Rob Neal (Golf Biodynamics, USA)

A Review of Biomechanical Differences Between Golfers of Varied Skilled Levels
David Lindsay (University of Calgary, Canada), Shannon Mantrop (National Golf Academy, Canada) and Anthony Vandervoort (University of Western Ontario, Canada)

Fitness, Performance and Injury Prevention Strategies for the Senior Golfer
Theodore Versteegh, Anthony Vandervoort (University of Western Ontario, Canada), David Lindsay (University of Calgary, Canada) and Scott Lynn (Queen’s University, Canada)

Zen Buddhism, Sport Psychology and Golf
Simon Jenkins (Leeds Metropolitan University, UK)
Commentaries by Gio Valiante (Rollins College, USA), Patrick Cohn (Peak Performance Sports, USA), Patricia Donnelly (The Mental Edge, USA), Simon Robinson (Leeds Metropolitan University, UK)

An Introduction to Using Mental Skills to Enhance Performance in Golf: Beyond the Bounds of Positive and Negative Thinking
Jon Finn (Leeds Metropolitan University, UK)


Annual Review of Golf Coaching 2009



The Impact of John Jacobs on Golf Coaching
Simon Jenkins (Leeds Metropolitan University, UK)
Commentaries by Gary Wiren (Trump International Golf Club, USA), Jim Hardy (Jim Hardy Golf, USA), Donald Crawley (The Boulders Golf Academy, USA), Peter Green (Peter Green Golf, UK), Stephen Rolley (Worthing Golf Club, UK), Paul Hoad (St. Paul Golf Academy, China), Keith Williams (Keith Williams Golf, UK), David Colclough (PGA National Training Academy, UK), Peter Mattson (English Golf Union, UK), David Wright (Wright Balance Research Institute, USA), Fredrik Tuxen (Trackman A/S, Denmark), TJ Tomasi (PGA Center for Golf Learning and Performance, USA)
Response to Commentaries by Simon Jenkins (Leeds Metropolitan University, UK)

The Vicious Circle Involved in the Development of the Yips
Christian Marquardt (Science&Motion Sports GmhH, Germany)
Commentary by Paul Glazier (Sheffield Hallam University, UK)
Response to Commentary by Christian Marquardt (Science&Motion Sports GmhH, Germany)

A Biomechanical Investigation into Weight Distribution and Kinematic Parameters During the Putting Stroke
Paul Hurrion (Quintic Consultancy Ltd, UK)
Commentaries by Jon Karlsen (Norwegian School of Sport Sciences, Norway), TJ Tomasi (PGA Center for Learning and Performance, USA)

Commentaries on R.S. Sharp’s "On the Mechanics of the Golf Swing"
Alan Turner (University of Sussex, UK), Rob Neal (Golf BioDynamic Pty, Ltd, USA)
A Response to Commentaries on R.S. Sharp’s "On the Mechanics of the Golf Swing"
Robin Sharp (University of Surrey, UK)

Injury Prevention: Avoiding One of Golf’s More Painful Hazards
David Lindsay (University of Calgary, Canada), Theo Versteegh and Anthony Vandervoort (University of Western Ontario, Canada)
Sport Psychology, Hypnosis and Golf
Simon Jenkins (Leeds Metropolitan University, UK)

Commentaries by Stephen Simpson (SecretsToZenGolf, UK), John Morgan (JohnMorganSeminars, USA), Craig Sigl (SportsHypnosisWest, USA), Jay Granat (StayInTheZone, USA), Bee Epstein-Shephard (DrBee, USA), Michael Lardon (University of California, San Diego, USA), Gio Valiante (Rollins College, USA), Robin Vealey (Miami University, OH, USA), Patricia Donnelly (Mental Edge, USA), Thomas Ferraro (DrTomFerraro, USA), Simon Robinson (Leeds Metropolitan University, UK)

Using Mental Skills to Improve Golfing Performance: A Theory-Based Case Study for Golf Coaches
John Finn (Leeds Metropolitan University, UK)
Commentary by Nigel Edwards (Golf Union Wales, UK)

Selective Attention in Golf: Managing the Keys to the Door
Ronald Marteniuk (Human Performance Consultant, Canada) and Christopher Bertram (University College of the Fraser Valley, Canada)

Simon Jenkins (Leeds Metropolitan University, UK)
Homer Kelley’s Golfing Machine: The Curious Quest that Solved Golf (Scott Gummer); Hank Haney’s Essentials of the Swing: A 7-Point Plan for Building a Better Swing and Shaping Your Shots (Hank Haney); Zen Putting (Joe Parent); The Putting Prescription: The Putt Doctor’s Proven Method for a Better Stroke (Craig Farnsworth); The Art of the Short Game: Tour Tested Secrets for Getting Up and Down (Stan Utley); This Round’s On Me: Lorne Rubenstein on Golf (Lorne Rubenstein); A Son of the Game: A Story of Golf, Going Home, and Sharing Life’s Lessons (James Dodson); Shooting for Tiger: How Golf’s Obsessed New Generation is Transforming a Country-Club Sport (William Echikson); An Old Caddie Looks Back: Reflections from a Town that Love Golf…and Tiger (Tom Warren); Gypsy Joe: Bare-Knuckle Fighter, Professional Golfer (Joe Smith); The Art of Getting Out of Your Own Way: Why Can’t I Do That All the Time? (Fred Brattain); The Mental Side of Golf (Charles Bonasera); EFT and Golf: The New Mental Game Manual (Jack Eason Rowe); The Golf Guru: Answers to Golf’s Most Perplexing Questions (John Barton); What’s a Golfer to Do? (Ron Kasprikse); Golfology: Daily Inspiration from the Fairways and the Rough (Loretta Marra); How to Master the Inner Game of Golf (Maxine Van Evera Lupo)


Annual Review of Golf Coaching 2010


Digging it out of the Dirt: Ben Hogan, Deliberate Practice and the Secret
Simon Jenkins (Leeds Metropolitan University, UK)
Commentaries by Anders Ericsson and Len Hill (Florida State University, USA), Stephen Cobley (Leeds Metropolitan University, UK) and Joseph Baker (York University, Canada), Kyle Paquette (University of Ottawa, Canada) and Jon Roy (Golf Association of Ontario, Canada), Christopher Bertram (University of the Frazer Valley, Canada), Ed Ibarguen (Duke University Golf Club, USA), Fran Pirozzolo (The Woodlands, TX, USA), Gary Wiren (Trump International Golf Club, USA), TJ Tomasi (PGA Center for Golf Learning and Performance, USSA), Lee Crust (University of Lincoln, USA), Tom Ferraro (DrTomFerraro, USA)
Response to Commentaries by Simon Jenkins (Leeds Metropolitan University, UK)

Discovering Golf’s Innermost Truths: A New Approach to Teaching the Game
Peter Lightbown (Paradise Golf, Australia)
Commentaries by Joan Vickers (University of Calgary, Canada), John Hellström (Swedish Golf Federation, Sweden), Christopher Bertram (University of the Frazer Valley, Canada), Jon Finn (Leeds Metropolitan University, UK), Kyle Paquette (University of Ottawa, Canada) and Jon Roy (Golf Association of Ontario, Canada), Michael Lardon (University of California, San Diego, USA, John Milton (The Claremont Colleges, USA), Jamie Poolton and Rich Masters (University of Hong Kong, PRC), Paul Glazier (Sheffield Hallam University, UK), Byran McCullick (University of Georgia, USA), David Grecic and Dave Collins (University of Central Lancashire, UK)
Response to Commentaries by Peter Lightbown (Paradise Golf, Australia)

Simon Jenkins (Leeds Metropolitan University, UK)
Mr Hogan, The Man I Knew: An LPGA Player Looks Back on an Amazing Friendship and Lessons She Learned from Golf’s Greatest Legend (Kris Tschetter with Steve Eubanks); The Secret of Hogan’s Swing (Tom Bertrand with Printer Bowler); Miracle at Merion: The Inspiring Story of Ben Hogan’s Amazing Comeback and Victory at the 1950 Open (David Barrett); Ben Hogan’s Magical Device: The Real Secret to Hogan’s Swing Finally Revealed (Ted Hunt); Afternoons with Mr. Hogan: A Boy, A Golf Legend, and the Lessons of a Lifetime (Jody Vasquez); The Slot Swing: The Proven Way to Hit Consistent and Powerful Shots Like the Pros (Jim McLean); The 30-Second Golf Swing: How to Train Your Brain to Improve Your Game (TJ Tomasi with Kathyrn Maloney); Finding Your Zone: Ten Core Lessons for Achieving Peak Performance in Sports and Life (Michael Lardon); Play Magic Golf: How to Use Self-Hypnosis, Meditation, Zen, Universal Laws, Quantum Energy, and the Latest Psychological and NLP Techniques to be a Better Golfer (Stephen Simpson)


Annual Review of Golf Coaching 2011


Accreditation of PGA Master Coaches
Simon Jenkins (Leeds Metropolitan University, UK)
Commentaries by Dawes Marlatt (PGA of America, USA), Craig Sharp (PGA of Australia, Australia), Stuart Leong (PGA of Australia, Australia), Glenn Cundari (Canadian PGA, Canada), Johan Hamphl (Swedish PGA, Sweden), Kyle Phillpots and David Colclough (PGA of Great Britain and Ireland, UK), Tony Bennett (PGAs of Europe, UK), Eric Wilson (Keiser University College of Golf, USA), Kitrina Douglas (University of Bristol, UK), Paul Hoad (St. Paul Golf Academy, China), Ed Ibarguen (Duke University Golf Club, USA), Mark Steinbauer (The Club at Carlton Woods, USA), Mark Perpich (River Pines Golf Club, USA), Bruce Patterson (Butler National Golf Club, USA), JD Turner (JD Turner Golf Group, USA), Patti McGowan (Knack4GOLF, USA), Eric Alpenfels (Pinehurst Resort, USA), TJ Tomasi (PGA Center for Golf Learning and Performance, USA), David Wright (Wright Balance Technology, USA), Ed Mitchell (Mitchell Golf Equipment Company, USA), Chris Bertram (University of the Fraser Valley, Canada), John Hellström (Örebro University, Sweden), Kyle Paquette (University of Ottawa, Canada) and Jon Roy (Golf Association of Ontario, Canada), Neil Plimmer (Mike Yorke Golf Academy, UK), Simon Robinson (Leeds Metropolitan University, UK), Dave Day (Manchester Metropolitan University, UK), Ian Greyson (Leeds Metropolitan University, UK), Nigel Redman (Rugby Football Union, UK), Harvey Newton (Newton Sports, USA), Jim Denison and Luke Jones (University of Alberta, Canada), Bryan McCullick (University of Georgia, USA), Francis Pirozzolo (The Woodlands, Texas, USA) and Caleb Scorsone (KaizenGOLF, USA )
Response to Commentary by Simon Jenkins (Leeds Metropolitan University, UK)

Simon Jenkins (Leeds Metropolitan University, UK)
Practice to Learn/Play to Win (Mark Guadagnoli); Mental Toughness Training for Golf: Start Strong Finish Strong (Rob Bell); Knack 4…Almost Anything: All You Need to Know to Achieve Your Most Cherished Goals (Patti McGowan); The Game of Golf (Willie Park, Jnr)


Annual Review of Golf Coaching 2012



Dr. Gary Wiren, PGA: A "Philosopher Coach," Evidence-Based Practitioner and Globally Influential Educator in Golf
Simon Jenkins
Commentaries by Bruce Patterson (Butler National Golf Club, USA), JD Turner (JD Turner Golf Group, USA), Paul Schempp (University of Georgia, USA), Eric Wilson (Keiser University College of Golf, USA), Kyle Phillpots (PGA of Great Britain and Ireland, UK), Craig Sharp (PGA of Australia, Australia), Ed Mitchell (Mitchell Golf Equipment Company, USA), TJ Tomasi (Keiser University College of Golf, USA), Glenn Cundari (Canadian PGA, Canada), Robert Mottram (Arizona Health and Performance, USA), Harvey Newton (Newton Sports USA), Ted Sheftic and Curtis Way (Ted Sheftic Learning Center, USA)

Captaining the GB & Ireland Team to Victory in the 2011 Walker Cup
Nigel Edwards
Commentaries by Jan Hammermeister (Eastern Washington University, USA), Arnold LeUnes (Texas A&M University, USA), Jim McKenna (Leeds Metropolitan University, UK), Grace McCarthy (University of Wollongong, Australia), Al Petitpas (Springfield College, MA, USA), Glenn Whitney (ECD Insight, UK), David Fletcher (Loughborough University, UK), John Neal and Kai Peters (Ashridge Business School, UK), Kitrina Douglas (University of Bristol, UK)