The Effects of Increased Body Temperature on Motor Control during Golf Putting.

Imported: 16 Sep '16 | Published: 16 Sep '16

John F JF Mathers, Madeleine A MA Grealy

Frontiers in psychology

Abstract: This study investigated the effect of increased core temperature on the performance outcome and movement kinematics of elite golfers during a golf putting task. The study aimed to examine individual differences in the extent to which increased temperature influenced the rate of putting success, whether increased temperature speeded up the timing of the putting downswing and whether elite golfers changed their movement kinematics during times of thermal stress. Six participants performed 20 putts to each of four putt distances (1, 2, 3, and 4 m) under normal temperature conditions and when core body temperature was increased. There was no significant difference in the... Read More

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