Hear why renowned golf researchers and coaches are excited about the 2014 World Scientific Congress of Golf!
Dr. Paul Grimshaw, University of Adelaide, Australia.
“My first experience of the World Scientific Congress of Golf was in 1990 at the University of St Andrews in Scotland. The conference for me was a really great experience and it was so good to see so many people passionate about the science of golf together for the first time in one place. This had a huge influence on my interest in the biomechanics of the swing and it fueled my continuous study in this area for the years that were to come. Socially, I remember sharing a round of golf on the ‘Jubliee’ course in the cold Scottish wind and rain, with a group of researchers from Japan and obviously a ‘wee’ whiskey or two in the local hostilary afterwards. Now, some 24 years later, after several conferences, a journal and a number of proceedings in the form of books we are on the beautiful Gold Coast, Australia for what is looking like being as one of the best so far. Griffith University are kindly and expertly hosting the event and it is a pleasure that I am able to attend with many of my colleagues from around the world (some very old and many very new). I know there will be plenty of whiskey, lots of science and new innovations and of course something that Scotland never had much of, Sunshine. I look forward to learning about the future directives in golf research and meeting friends old and new on the Gold Coast in September.”
John Hellstrom, PhD, PGA, CEO GolfPyramid.com, Sweden
“I have attended every World Scientific Congress of Golf since 1994. We live in a world of hype and marketing. At my first conference, I quickly understood that to improve as a professional golf coach, I had to drastically improve my ability to draw conclusions and sort facts from fiction. If you want to ground your coaching on current research, the Gold Coast is the next place to come to. I really look forward to listening and discuss golf performance related topics with experts from all around the world at WSCG 2014.”
Associate Professor Andrea Fradkin, Bloomsburg University, United States
“I am very excited about, and looking forward to, attending the 2014 World Scientific Congress of Golf in beautiful, sunny Queensland for a number of reasons This congress is one of the rare settings for anyone with a passion for golf to network with other professionals and vendors in the industry. It provides the ultimate opportunity for golf researchers and golf professionals to get together and disseminate their knowledge and discuss future collaborations and research. in short, it is the ultimate conference for presenting and learning about everything golf. And of course, it is guaranteed to be a great time both in and out of the lecture halls.”
On behalf of Griffith University and the World Scientific Congress of Golf, I would like to invite you to join us on the Gold Coast for Golf Science: A World Scientific Congress of Golf to be held in September 2014.
This will be the first time that this golf-specific international conference will be held in the Australasian region and will be an exciting opportunity for researchers, health professionals and golf coaches to come together to present research, discuss ideas and collaborations and, of course, play some golf on some of the Gold Coast’s most beautiful golf courses.
Conference Dates and Themes
The Golf Science congress will be held on the Gold Coast, Queensland from Friday 5 – Sunday 7 September 2014. The conference will feature international and national speakers with a mix of podium and poster presentations, keynote addresses, a lively debate and the traditional and highly competitive “Home vs International” 9 holes of golf. The themes of the conference are The Golfer, Technology & Equipment and Golf Business & Education.
The Gold Coast
Our name says it all. The ‘Gold Coast’ is a city touched by gold with a mild subtropical climate delivering blue skies almost year round. With more than 300 days of sunshine every year, visitors enjoy wonderfully mild winters, warm autumns and springs and sun-drenched summers. By its very nature our climate is a source of pure energy and inspiration.
With more golf courses per head of population than anywhere else on the planet, the Gold Coast might just as well be named the Golf Coast. It’s a true golfers’ paradise with world-class championship courses, driving ranges, public golf courses, resort courses and club golf courses. A dozen or so are open to the public, with nine ranked in the top 100 in Australia. For more information visit http://www.goldcoastaustralia.com/gold-coast-golf-courses.html
Famous for an unrivalled range of entertainment and attractions, the Gold Coast is known as Australia’s favourite playground. In addition to 40 championship golf courses, the Gold Coast has seven of Australia’s best theme parks, 600 restaurants and cafes, Queensland’s largest shopping centre, over 70 kilometres of pristine coastline as well as an abundance of natural and cultural wonders. The Gold Coast is a fantastic place for creating spectacularly unique events.
From Griffith University and the Scientific Program Committee, we hope you are able to join us on the Gold Coast, Queensland for the 2014 Golf Science: A World Scientific Congress of Golf.
(2014 Conference Convenor)
Head of School
2014 Srixon PGA Coaching Summit
This year, the World Scientific Congress of Golf and the PGA of Australia have worked collaboratively to coordinate schedules to provide delegates an unprecedented opportunity to attend 2 conferences back to back. The Srixon PGA Coaching Summit, the flagship of the PGA’s Coaching Education Program is being held at RACV Royal Pines Resort from the 9-11th September. This collaboration provides an opportunity for delegates to take advantage of extending their stay on the Gold Coast and attending both conferences at a discounted price. Click here for further information regarding the PGA Coaching Summit.