Présentation de l'éditeur
Golf Today, November 2012
'Simply, this is the best golf book written in recent years. Highly recommended.'
Dan Parks, Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Applied Golf Research, December 2012
The Golf Swing answers that eternal question: why is the golf swing so frustratingly difficult? And the answer is - because we make it difficult. This book explains the problem - the 'swing theory quagmire' that confuses and perplexes us. It goes on to outline the solution: a simple, effective, and enjoyable way to improve.
Using a scientific review of more than 200 research articles, author Chris Riddoch explains how dissecting the swing into a complicated sequence of angles and positions actually prevents improvement by stifling our powerful, innate skill-learning mechanisms. The way to a better golf swing is to liberate these mechanisms - which thrive on simplicity.
The Golf Swing adopts a modern, scientific approach, by combining two sciences: golf swing mechanics and human skill learning. The analysis goes well beyond simply describing a good swing - it explains how to get one.
Biographie de l'auteur
Chris Riddoch was born in Chester, UK, in 1949. At age 12, he received his first golf handicap - 12. By age 17, he'd reduced it to scratch. He represented his college (Borough Road) and his county (Cheshire), captaining the junior team at age 17. He had trials for England and was selected as reserve - unfortunately, no-one was sick on the day. His current handicap is six.
On leaving school, Chris dabbled with professional golf, but decided instead on an academic career. He obtained degrees in physical education and sports science, including a PhD in sports performance. Chris has been a teacher and research professor at four UK universities: Bath, Bristol, Middlesex, and Queen's (Belfast). He’s one of the UK’s top sports scientists, with more than 200 research articles on sport and exercise science to his name.
He's married to Maya and they live in Stockholm.