25. Februar 2012

Dr. "Golf" John Hellström

John Hellström
(Bild: Örebro Universitet)
Es kommt nicht oft vor, dass Golf das Thema wissenschaftlicher Arbeiten ist. In Schweden gibt es seit dieser Woche einen Doktor "Golf" der Sportwissenschaften. John Hellström verteidigte erfolgreich seine Dissertation zum Thema "Expert Performance in Golf" an der Universität Örebro und darf damit den Doktortitel offiziell führen.


In der Zusammenfassung nennt Hellström die Ziele seiner Arbeit: "The aim of this thesis is therefore to investigate the relationships between physique, technique, and playing results in golf, and to integrate these findings with psychological research on elite golfers." Dafür führte Hellström unter anderem drei empirische Studien durch und wühlte sich durch die vorhandene Literatur.


Wer sich den niedrigen Scores also einmal von der wissenschaftliche Seite nähern will, dem sei Hellströms Website empfohlen. Hier gibt es viele Einblicke in seine Arbeit und interessante weiterführende Links. Ob das für das eigene Spiel hilft, wage ich allerdings zu bezweifeln.

21. Februar 2012

Rory out - Lee Westwood in at Nordea Masters 2012

Big change for the 2012 Nordea Masters. Rory McIlroy says "nej tack" and is modifying his 2012 schedule after his departure from ISM Management to a new management company last year. However, the press release sent out by the Nordea Masters today offers an adequate alternative: Lee Westwood, still under contract with ISM, is now coming to Sweden to play the European Tour Event at Bro Hof Slott Golf Club outside Stockholm. Nicely played, Chubby Chandler! Keep the folks happy.

10. Februar 2012

Nordic Golf Travelers Network

On February 23rd 2012 almost fifty international exhibitors will be at the Cafe Opera in Stockholm for the annual Nordic Golf Travelers Network. The B2B show wants to give international golf destinations a chance to meet Swedish tour operators and other people from the golf world in Sweden in a relaxed atmosphere. More than 500 pre-booked meetings in 2011 show the great interest in the event from both sides.


Highlight of the day is the the big party also held at Cafe Opera, a prestigious club at the backside of the Stockholm opera house.


I would like to welcome all international guests to Stockholm, it will probably be very cold and snowy. I am looking forward to some interesting meetings myself. I will be tweeting from the event and the party. Follow me in Twitter here: www.twitter.com/exilgolfer.