The purpose of this study was to explore female golf professionals’ views on gender differences in golf technique by surveying members of the Ladies’ Professional Golf Association (LPGA) Teaching and Club Professional Division. The findings indicate that LPGA professionals acknowledge gender differences in golf technique, particularly for novice golfers. Certain themes also emerged as to the nature of these differences. The study supports the existing literature which suggests that one size fits all is not an appropriate method of golf instruction. The study provided valuable information to the golf industry by showing that it is important to consider the needs of women during golf instruction. In addition, the study has implications for physical education, showing that while women and men can both be successful in sports, the coaching techniques that help lead them to this success may not always be the same.
|Keywords:||Women, Golf, Instruction, Technique, Gender Difference|
Assistant Professor, Department of Exercise Science and Sport Studies, Professional Golf Management Program, California University of Pennsylvania, California, Pennsylvania, USA