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Special Session on
Motion Analysis and Biofeedback for Improving the Performance of Golf Players
 - MABIPGolf 2013

21 September, 2013 - Vilamoura, Algarve, Portugal

Within the International Congress on Sports Science Research and Technology Support - icSPORTS 2013


Robert Neal
Golf BioDynamics
United States

Brief Bio
A former academic with 25 years of research in golf, Rob began his career as a physical education teacher in Australia.
He went on to complete his PhD in Biomechanics at the University of Queensland (Australia) and in the process became of the first people to study 3D kinematics and kinetics of the golf swing. Dr Robert Neal is now the CEO and founder of Golf BioDynamics (est. 2000), a service orientated company building a worldwide network of golf practitioners. Based in the USA at The Jim McLean Golf School in Miami Florida, Rob provides the biomechanical services and 3D technology to Jim’s very successful Golf Schools. His company regularly works with golfers of all abilities including touring professionals and young developing golf athletes. Rob consults to various National Teams (Australia, Denmark, Germany) and numerous PGA’s (UK, Denmark, Australia, New Zealand and Germany). He is a regular speaker at international conferences and conducts seminars worldwide with his company The Golf Athlete. Rob also sits on the Biomechanics Advisory Board for the Titleist Performance Institute.


Golf is virtually at the point now where very few (if any) major developments are possible in the design and manufacture of the player’s equipment. On the other side of the equation, coaches and players have sought technologies that allow them to understand and monitor the way the club and ball interact as well as how the body segments move and interact to do work on the golf club. There have been three major technological improvements that have occurred in this field of endeavor over the last 10 years including real time 3D analysis and biofeedback, systems to measure the movement of the club head during impact and the motion of the golf ball, and systems designed to provide analysis and real-time feedback at the interaction of the player and the ground.
It is the integration of such technologies that will allow coaches to better understand how players deliver the club to the ball and how interventions (e.g., biofeedback training), can be used to bring about movement pattern change.


Paper Submission: July 22, 2013 (expired)
Authors Notification: July 30, 2013 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration: September 27, 2013 (expired)


Prospective authors are invited to submit papers in any of the topics listed above.
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Secretariat Contacts
ICSPORTS Symposia - MABIPGolf 2013
e-mail: icsports.secretariat@insticc.org