The International Journal of Golf Science (IJGS) works to advance the scientific knowledge of the game of golf and to enhance the game through the application of that knowledge. This journal is dedicated to stimulating and disseminating research related to the golfer, equipment and technology, the golf course, business and management, and golf analysis. The articles and research in IJGS cover a range of topics, working to further the understanding of the sport with theoretical and applied research, review articles, and research notes. The journal also advances scientific knowledge in kinesiology and general exercise science through the study of golf.
Recently, IJGS has covered topics such as a model for visualizing difficulty in golf and subsequent performance rankings on the PGA tour, the neuroscience of a technique known as the quiet eye in golf putting, the effect of plyometric exercise programs on golf swing kinematics, and golf as a lifetime physical activity. Future issues will continue to cover new and developing topics of interest. The World Scientific Congress of Golf (WSCG) will produce an IJGS supplement issue containing the abstracts presented at the congress every four years. IJGS’s broad coverage makes it a perfect source of information for faculty, researchers, and professionals who want to stay up to date on emerging research in golf.
IJGS is distributed in an online format, which allows for fast dissemination of information. Subscribers can receive the table of contents of each issue by e-mail when a new issue has been published. The online format will also welcome the submission and use of digital media to better communicate ideas and information.
Debbie Crews, PhD, is a sport psychology consultant for the Arizona State University (ASU) men’s and women’s golf team and a research analyst in kinesiology at ASU. Crews is also a class A LPGA teaching and club professional (T&CP) member and has been an LPGA National Education Program (NEP) instructor since 1997. She has assisted with the development and research for LPGA teacher education programs since 1997. Debbie is chair of the World Scientific Congress of Golf, the one research organization for golf. Over the past quarter century her research has appeared in numerous scientific journals and also in popular publications such as Golf Magazine and Golf Digest. Crews received her BS degree from the University of Wisconsin at Madison in 1974 and her MS in 1980 and PhD in 1989 from ASU.