The effect of a client-centered approach on flow states and the performance of three elite golfers

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10545/266919
Title:
The effect of a client-centered approach on flow states and the performance of three elite golfers
Authors:
Pates, John; Cowen, Andrew P.; Karageorghis, Costas I.
Abstract:
This study examined the effect of a client-centered approach to consultancy on the performance and flow experiences of three elite golfers during golf competitions organized by the European Golf Tour. Interviews were used to explore the experiential knowledge and psychological strategies of each golfer. After gathering this information the first author applied his academic and consultancy expertise to help clients fit their psychological strategies into a preshot routine for putting, driving, iron play, chipping, and sand shots. Their performance and flow state experiences were analyzed using a single-subject, multiple baselines, across subjects design combined with a procedure to monitor clients’ internal experience (Wollman, 1986). The results indicated that all three clients improved their mean stroke average and increased their mean flow scores from baseline to intervention. There were a few overlapping data points between baseline and intervention conditions for the performance scores. The qualitative data provides an insight into how elite golfers use their psychological skills to control psychological states such as flow and enhance performance.
Affiliation:
University of Derby
Citation:
Pates, J. et al (2012) 'The effect of a client-centered approach on flow states and the performance of three elite golfers', The International Journal of Golf Sciences, 1 (2), pp. 113-126
Journal:
The International Journal of Golf Sciences
Issue Date:
Dec-2012
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10545/266919
DOI:
10.1123/ijgs.1.2.113
Additional Links:
http://journals.humankinetics.com/ijgs-current-issue/ijgs-volume-1-issue-2-december/the-effect-of-a-client-centered-approach-on-flow-states-and-the-performance-of-three-elite-golfers
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
2168-7609
Appears in Collections:
Department of Life Sciences

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorPates, Johnen
dc.contributor.authorCowen, Andrew P.en
dc.contributor.authorKarageorghis, Costas I.en
dc.date.accessioned2013-01-24T15:55:01Z-
dc.date.available2013-01-24T15:55:01Z-
dc.date.issued2012-12-
dc.identifier.citationPates, J. et al (2012) 'The effect of a client-centered approach on flow states and the performance of three elite golfers', The International Journal of Golf Sciences, 1 (2), pp. 113-126en
dc.identifier.issn2168-7609-
dc.identifier.doi10.1123/ijgs.1.2.113en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10545/266919-
dc.description.abstractThis study examined the effect of a client-centered approach to consultancy on the performance and flow experiences of three elite golfers during golf competitions organized by the European Golf Tour. Interviews were used to explore the experiential knowledge and psychological strategies of each golfer. After gathering this information the first author applied his academic and consultancy expertise to help clients fit their psychological strategies into a preshot routine for putting, driving, iron play, chipping, and sand shots. Their performance and flow state experiences were analyzed using a single-subject, multiple baselines, across subjects design combined with a procedure to monitor clients’ internal experience (Wollman, 1986). The results indicated that all three clients improved their mean stroke average and increased their mean flow scores from baseline to intervention. There were a few overlapping data points between baseline and intervention conditions for the performance scores. The qualitative data provides an insight into how elite golfers use their psychological skills to control psychological states such as flow and enhance performance.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.relation.urlhttp://journals.humankinetics.com/ijgs-current-issue/ijgs-volume-1-issue-2-december/the-effect-of-a-client-centered-approach-on-flow-states-and-the-performance-of-three-elite-golfersen
dc.subjectGolfersen
dc.subjectPerformanceen
dc.subjectFlowen
dc.subjectClient-centreden
dc.titleThe effect of a client-centered approach on flow states and the performance of three elite golfersen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Derbyen
dc.identifier.journalThe International Journal of Golf Sciencesen
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