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Guiding the swing in golf putting

Craig, C.M. and Delay, D. and Grealy, M.A. and Lee, D.N. (2000) Guiding the swing in golf putting. Nature, 405 (6784). pp. 295-296. ISSN 0028-0836

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Abstract

Actions that involve making contact with surfaces often demand perceptual regulation of the impact - for example, of feet with ground when walking or of bat with ball when hitting. Here we investigate how this control of impact is achieved in golf putting, where control of the clubhead motion at ball impact is paramount in ensuring that the ball will travel the required distance. Our results from ten professional golfers indicate that the clubhead motion is spatially scaled and perceptually regulated by coupling it onto an intrinsic guide generated in the nervous system.

Item type: Article
ID code: 17494
Keywords: golf, sports psychology, golf putting, Psychology, General
Subjects: Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > Psychology
Department: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences (HaSS) > School of Psychological Science and Health > Psychology
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    Date Deposited: 05 May 2010 15:55
    Last modified: 05 Sep 2014 01:10
    URI: http://strathprints.strath.ac.uk/id/eprint/17494

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