The Relationship Between Self-efficacy (Online Version) and 3 m Golf Putting Distance: A Pilot Study
The aim of this pilot study is to determine the relationship between self-efficacy and putting performance of the golfers. Hundred and twenty-two male golfers participated in this study in three different selected golf clubs. The online version of golf putting self-efficacy was developed in this study based on the written version created by the previous study. The 3 m distance was used as a measure in this study. To achieve the objective of this study, the golfers were required to rate their belief right before the putting test. The results showed no significant relationship between self-efficacy and putting performance from the 3 m distance. Contrary to the previous research where golfers perceived shorter distance is the hardest to perform psychologically. Future research should compare between short- and long-distance putting, if there is any association between distance and self-efficacy of the golfers.
KeywordsE-putting self-efficacy 3 m distance Golf putting
The author would like to thank Healthy Generation Malaysia, the golf clubs involved, the coaches and players for the support and cooperation in completing this study.
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