The International Journal of Golf Science (IJGS) works to advance the scientific knowledge of the game of golf and enhance the game through the application of that knowledge. This journal is dedicated to stimulating and disseminating research related to golfers, golf performance and analysis, equipment and technology, business and management, and the wider context of golf participation. The articles and research in IJGS cover a range of topics, furthering 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.
IJGS has covered topics such as position variability in golfers of differing skill level, the effectiveness of a six-week strength and functional training program on golf performance, and the center of pressure excursion during the golf putting stroke among golfers of various skill levels. 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 available in an online-first format, which allows for fast dissemination of information, and institutions may now purchase a print or print plus online subscription. 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.
Martin Toms, PhD, is a senior lecturer in sport coaching in the School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences, College of Life and Environmental Sciences, at the University of Birmingham in the UK.
He has been involved in sport coaching and development for several years and has taught in schools and coached professional sports before undertaking posts at the university. He has researched, presented, and published on sport experiences of young people, coaching, and talent and participant development. He works closely with the PGA and their education programs and has been involved in glove development and education in many countries.
As well as working on a European and international scale with sport organizations including the www.golf-stand.com project and coediting the European Journal for Sport in Society, Toms has maintained his links with grassroots sport clubs in the UK. Toms received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Surrey, a master’s degree from the University of Brighton, teaching degree from the University of Plymouth, and PhD from Loughborough University, all in sport performance and coaching.