An investigation of skill test items as measures of golf playing ability

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Agnes Scott Hudson (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Rosemary McGee

Abstract: The purpose of this investigation was to devise golf skill tests that indicate golf playing ability in group testing situations. The skill tests were analyzed according to basic criteria for test selection. The subjects were sixty students enrolled at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Forty-four students were enrolled in intermediate golf classes and sixteen students were volunteers with previous golf experience. A total of twenty-nine males and thirty-one females participated in the study. The tests were administered during the fall semester, 1972 and spring semester, 1973. A drive test, an approach test, and a putting test were devised to indicate golfing ability. Distance and direction were the determining factors in assigning scoring values. Each test item consisted of twenty trials, scoring was done by partners, regulation balls were used, and the ball was scored where it came to rest. Different scoring values were assigned for men and women on the Five-Iron Drive Test. To determine objectivity and administrative feasibility, an analysis was made according to stated criteria. To determine reliability, the Split-Halves method was utilized and coefficients obtained by the application of the Pearson Product-Moment method of correlation.

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Language: English
Date: 1973

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