Two Myerscough members of staff have presented some of the College’s research at the World Scientific Congress of Golf, at St Andrews in Scotland.
Dr John Fry, Lead Researcher and Lecturer in Sport, and Tom Davies, Senior Lecturer in Golf, presented at the prestigious event, which brings together world leading researchers, professionals, and industry personnel interested in the areas of The Golfer, The Golf Course, and Equipment and Technology. The conference provides an opportunity to showcase the latest research to the academic and industry worlds.
John’s presentation analysed the lives of professional golfers on tour and considered some the mental health and wellbeing issues associated with elite level sport. Meanwhile, Tom explained the differences in thought processes between elite and pre-elite golfers while out on the golf course, and indicated how this may impact on performance levels.
John said: ‘’Tom and I delivered our presentations alongside distinguished speakers from a variety of academic fields, who travel from all over the world to share their expertise, and provide a platform for discussion to further knowledge in the game of golf.
‘’Being part of this event is testament to the excellent research projects which are being conducted at the Centre for Research in Sports Performance at Myerscough College.’’
Research at Myerscough is used by coaches to identify and develop the next generation of world class sports people and future Olympians. The Myerscough’s Sport Performance research group specialises in research on factors that impact elite player development and is a leading UK centre or sports surfaces research.
Staff members are currently undertaking research on the physiological, psychological, and sociological characteristics of elite performance. A central theme of our research is establishing the interaction between these disciplines and generating a holistic view of enhancing sport performance at elite levels.
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by Dave Salmon