Currently we have little information demonstrating the true amount of practice, tournament, training and other physical activity golfers engage in. What we do know is that spikes in volume or workload can increase your risk of injury and that these spikes generally occur during holiday periods when we have more time to get out on the range and course. Using the AMI Sports: Golf App will allow us to further the knowledge of coaches in golf and strength and conditioning settings to optimize you and your golf with maximum confidence. Dr Ben Langdown is leading ground-breaking research through The Open University and the AMI Sports: Golf App to establish trends in golfers’ athlete monitoring. Through anonymous data analysis, your monitoring will help progress coach education and golfers’ awareness of the importance of athlete monitoring to further inform interventions, optimize performance and reduce the risk of injury, allowing you to play more and better golf.
Contribution to Valuable Research
Dr Ben Langdown is a Senior Lecturer in Sports Coaching at The Open University and has published various journal papers in the area of golf and sports science. Specifically, Ben's research focuses on athlete monitoring, warm-up protocols, and training interventions in the sport of golf. Ben is also a Strength and Conditioning Coach for England Golf and over the past 15 years has provided biomechanics and S&C support to golfers from amateurs through to European (Men’s and Ladies’) Tours and a European Senior Tour Season Champion. Ben has presented at 4 World Golf Fitness Summits and the 2018 World Scientific Congress of Golf, where he also acted as an invited review panel member supporting education for >150 academics/coaches. He has delivered various invited keynote workshops with international organisations, including England Golf, The PGAs of GB&I, Spain, Czech Republic and Slovakia with all adopting his applied approaches. Most recently, Ben has developed the AMI Sports: Golf athlete monitoring app allowing further insight into golfers’ practice, tournaments, training and daily wellbeing.