Development and measurement properties of a putting skill test for high-level golf

Robertson, Sam, Gupta, Surabhi, Kremer, Peter and Burnett, Angus F. 2015, Development and measurement properties of a putting skill test for high-level golf, European journal of sport science, vol. 15, no. 2, pp. 123-133, doi: 10.1080/17461391.2014.932014.

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Title Development and measurement properties of a putting skill test for high-level golf
Author(s) Robertson, Sam
Gupta, Surabhi
Kremer, PeterORCID iD for Kremer, Peter
Burnett, Angus F.
Journal name European journal of sport science
Volume number 15
Issue number 2
Start page 123
End page 133
Total pages 9
Publisher Taylor & Francis
Place of publication London, Eng.
Publication date 2015
ISSN 1536-7290
Keyword(s) assessment
Summary Despite a recent increase in the amount of research investigating performance in golf, a comprehensive putting skill test has not been reported in the peer-reviewed literature. In this study, the Golf Australia Putting Test (GAPT) was developed and a series of measurement properties were assessed. Elite (n = 18) and high-level amateur (HLA; n = 22) participants completed six single putts from various areas on six concentric circles (circle radii = 0.9, 1.5, 3.0, 4.6, 6.1 and 7.6 m). Using a scoring system that rewarded participants for holing putts from longer distances, the maximum score from a single round of the test (i.e. 36 putts) was 27 points. After two rounds of the test were completed by all players, a subsample of participants (elite, n = 15; HLA, n = 7) had their putting performance recorded during tournament play for a period of 90 days to assess criterion (predictive) validity of the test. The reliability, sensitivity and discriminative validity of the GAPT were also assessed. Better agreement between Rounds 1 and 2 scores was noted in the elite group, whilst reliability values were similar for both groups. Further, the GAPT scores were shown to predict players from the elite and high-ability groups with a low classification error. An equation for predicting on-course performance from GAPT scores was also developed. Findings from this study indicate that the GAPT is a valid and reliable tool for high-level players and the GAPT may be used for player evaluation in the field.
Language eng
DOI 10.1080/17461391.2014.932014
Field of Research 110699 Human Movement and Sports Science not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 970111 Expanding Knowledge in the Medical and Health Sciences
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
HERDC collection year 2014
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