The Science of Golf Putting

A Complete Guide for Researchers, Players and Coaches

  • Gonçalo Dias
  • Micael S. Couceiro

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Applied Sciences and Technology book series (BRIEFSAPPLSCIENCES)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Gonçalo Dias, Micael S. Couceiro
    Pages 1-5
  3. Gonçalo Dias, Micael S. Couceiro
    Pages 7-17
  4. Gonçalo Dias, Micael S. Couceiro
    Pages 19-31
  5. Gonçalo Dias, Micael S. Couceiro
    Pages 33-49
  6. Gonçalo Dias, Micael S. Couceiro
    Pages 51-79
  7. Gonçalo Dias, Micael S. Couceiro
    Pages 81-84

About this book


This SpringerBrief explores the motor performance and biomechanics of golf putting, providing methodologies, studies and approaches to this concept. Presenting outcomes of research published over the past six years, it offers guidelines from a scientifically oriented perspective, and employs new technologies and mathematical methods to assess golf putting. The chapters cover aspects such as pendulum-like motion in sports, setting up the experimental design, and performance metrics for putting variables. Paving the way for an improved understanding of what leads to failure and success in golf putting, this book offers an invaluable reference source for sports scientists, engineers and mathematicians, as well as golfers.


Biomechanics of Golf Putting Data acquisition and analysis Experimental Design in Golf Putting Failure in Golf-putting Mathematical Methods of Golf Putting Motor Performance of Golf Putting Pendulum-like Motion in Sports Performance Metrics for the Putting Products Sports engineering Success in Golf-putting Technologies of Golf Putting sports science and golf putting

Authors and affiliations

  • Gonçalo Dias
    • 1
  • Micael S. Couceiro
    • 2
  1. 1.Sport Sciences and Physical EducationUniversity of CoimbraCoimbraPortugal
  2. 2.Ingeniarius, Lda., Artificial Perception for Intelligent Systems and Robotics, Institute of Systems and Robotics (ISR), University of CoimbraMealhadaPortugal

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Author(s) 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Engineering Engineering (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-14879-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-14880-9
  • Series Print ISSN 2191-530X
  • Series Online ISSN 2191-5318
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