Pre-putt routines and putt outcomes
Pre-performance routines have been a popular research topic (Lobmeyer & Wasserman, 1986; Cohn, Rotella & Lloyd 1990; Czech, Ploszay & Burke 2004; Gayton, Cielinski, Francis-Keniston & Hearns 1989) and are used in many different sports in a variety of capacities such as tennis, golf, basketball. The purpose of this study was to investigate the duration of pre-putt routines of highly skilled golfers and the accuracy of made putts. Participants consisted of one-hundred and sixty-seven collegiate golfers from thirty Division I Universities during two 54 hole collegiate golf tournaments. Data was analyzed using logistic regression and comparative means. Results revealed that the longer that the players took during their pre-performance routines, the accuracy of made putts decreased.