School academic leads new player performance study

Matt BridgeDr Matt Bridge, of the School of Sport and Exercise Sciences, is leading a new player performance study designed to help golfers at all levels improve their performance. This study is the result of a collaboration between RSM, a leading audit, tax and consulting firm, and the European Tour.

The study will explore a number of factors with the potential to affect golf performance, including:

  • Time spent at address - is there an optimal amount of time to spend over the ball?
  • Player behaviour – number of looks at target, increased practice swings, negative reactions, etc.
  • Patterns of the time spent on the practice ground and players’ pre-round routines

The data for the study will be collected by RSM volunteers at ten tournaments on the European Tour, including the BMW PGA Championship, the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open hosted by the Rory Foundation, the Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open, and the British Masters supported by Sky Sports.  

Dr Bridge lectures in coaching and applied sport science on the School’s BSc Applied Golf Management Studies and BSc Sport, Physical Education and Coaching Science undergraduate degrees.