Range game – A single case study examining the use of an affective learning design framework on club level golfers.

Brown, J. (2018) Range game – A single case study examining the use of an affective learning design framework on club level golfers. Masters theses, University of Chichester.

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A single subject replication reversal design (ABA) was implemented to assess the effects of an Affective Learning design framework on three club level golfers. Data was collected over a 14-week period. Five on course rounds (five weeks) were recorded for baseline scores, followed by a 4-week intervention which consisted of six, 30-minute practice sessions, on the range. Post intervention on course scores were recorded for another 5 weeks post (one round a week). Performance measures of fairways hit, Shots to green and putts were measured throughout. The Results suggest that all three participants significantly improved from pre to post, with the most attributable performance measure being a decrease shot to green. Self-report showed increases in emotional load during the intervention as intended. Also, participants rated the ALD practice sessions as more enjoyable then previous practice routines. In conclusion it appears that a novel ALD can have significant improvements on performance for club level golfers’ long game and overall scores. This supports the ecological dynamics and ALD theories and presents a practical application of the theory for coaches and practitioners to follow.
Lay Summary: This study used a range-based game that included elements of pressure to enhance the practice of three club level golfers over a 4-week intervention period. The aim is to show the effectiveness of a novel and costless intervention, that addresses the issues in current range-based practice, can be for the average golfer.

Publication Type: Theses (Masters)
Additional Information: MSc Sport & Exercise Psychology
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GV Recreation Leisure > GV557 Sports
Divisions: Academic Areas > Institute of Sport > Area > Exercise Physiology
Student Research > Masters
Depositing User: Ann Jones
Date Deposited: 17 Nov 2020 14:46
Last Modified: 17 Nov 2020 14:46
URI: https://eprints.chi.ac.uk/id/eprint/5453

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