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Characteristics of expertise in able and disabled elite golfers: the role of vision and technique

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dc.contributor.author Campbell, Mark J.
dc.contributor.author Moran, Aidan P.
dc.contributor.author Kenny, Ian C.
dc.date.accessioned 2013-09-11T11:53:32Z
dc.date.available 2013-09-11T11:53:32Z
dc.date.issued 2013
dc.identifier.citation Campbell, M.J., Moran, A.P. and Kenny, I.C. (2013) Characteristics of Expertise in Able and Disabled Elite Golfers: The role of vision and technique, Presented at the BASES Conference 2013, 3-5 September 2013, Central Lancashire, UK. en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10344/3372
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract To date, there has been a dearth of research examining characteristics of expert performance in able and disabled golfers. With golf becoming an olympic sport and probable future paralympic sport there needs to be an exploration of the characteristics of expert performance and crucially, whether there are noticeable skill differences between able and disabled golfers. To study these characteristics and skills, the eye-movements and kinematic parameters of golfers were recorded as they executed a series of putts from 6 and 12 feet. Participants (N=43) included golfers of three levels of expertise - expert (n=16), skilled (n=18), and non-expert (n=9) of which thirty were able and thirteen disabled. Our results suggest that there were notable and distinctive perceptual-cognitive expertise differences and kinematic performance differences. Theoretical implications of these results are discussed particularly in relation to the application of visual attention theory to practice and suggestions provided for further research particularly relating to motor cognition and pre-performance routines. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences en_US
dc.subject able-bodied en_US
dc.subject disabled en_US
dc.subject golf en_US
dc.subject putting en_US
dc.subject vision en_US
dc.title Characteristics of expertise in able and disabled elite golfers: the role of vision and technique en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/conferenceObject en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US
dc.contributor.sponsor ERASMUS MUNDUS European Commission en_US
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US
dc.internal.rssid 1438473


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