Supporting Golf Coaching and Swing Instruction with Computer-Based Training Systems
Golf is a popular sport around the world. Since an accomplished golf swing is essential for succeeding in this sport, golf players spend a considerable amount of time perfecting their swing. In order to guide the design of future computer-based training systems that support swing instruction, this paper analyzes the data gathered during interviews with golf instructors and participant observations of actual swing coaching sessions. Based on our field work, we describe the characteristics of a proficient swing, how the instructional sessions are normally carried out and the challenges professional instructors face. Taking into account these challenges, we outline which desirable capabilities future computer-based training systems for professional golf instructors should have.
KeywordsGolf Swing instruction Computer-based training systems
This research has been supported by Region Västra Götaland (VGR) under grant RUN 612-0198-13, University of Borås and University of Skövde. We would like to thank all the participants in this study. Special thanks to Bertil Garpenholt and Andreas Ljungström for sharing their golf expertise with us.
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