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Love at first try? How reliable is a first impression for selecting a golf putter?

Travnicek, Peter; Litzenberger, Stefan; Sabo, Anton


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      <creatorName>Travnicek, Peter</creatorName>
      <givenName>Peter</givenName>
      <familyName>Travnicek</familyName>
      <affiliation>University of Applied Sciences Technikum Vienna</affiliation>
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    <creator>
      <creatorName>Litzenberger, Stefan</creatorName>
      <givenName>Stefan</givenName>
      <familyName>Litzenberger</familyName>
      <affiliation>University of Applied Sciences Technikum Vienna</affiliation>
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    <creator>
      <creatorName>Sabo, Anton</creatorName>
      <givenName>Anton</givenName>
      <familyName>Sabo</familyName>
      <affiliation>University of Applied Sciences Technikum Vienna</affiliation>
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  <titles>
    <title>Love at first try? How reliable is a first impression for selecting a golf putter?</title>
  </titles>
  <publisher>Zenodo</publisher>
  <publicationYear>2015</publicationYear>
  <subjects>
    <subject>Golf</subject>
    <subject>Subjective Evaluation</subject>
    <subject>Feel</subject>
    <subject>Putting Accuracy</subject>
    <subject>Putting Performance</subject>
  </subjects>
  <dates>
    <date dateType="Issued">2015-09-23</date>
  </dates>
  <language>en</language>
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    <description descriptionType="Abstract">&lt;p&gt;In the game of golf the putter is used for 40 to 50 percent of all strokes during a round. Therefore, it is important for&amp;nbsp;a golfer to find the putter that suits the own game best and that promises the most success on the green. Compared to&amp;nbsp;all their other golf clubs, average recreational golfers usually select their putter relatively fast - the main criterion for&amp;nbsp;choosing a specific putter being the first impression after a few practice strokes. The purpose of this paper therefore is&amp;nbsp;to find out whether this first impression is reliable in the process of finding a putter, a study was completed. The study&amp;nbsp;was conducted with ninety test subjects of varying skill levels and experience. This study used three different types of&amp;nbsp;putters. The putting accuracy of each test subject with every test putter was recorded. The subjects had to twice fill&amp;nbsp;in a questionnaire about their perception of the putters&amp;rsquo; properties before (Q1) and after (Q2) the putting sequences.&amp;nbsp;The results of Q1 and Q2 were set in relation to the analysis of putting accuracy resulting in low number of successful&amp;nbsp;identifications for Q1 and more than twice the number of successful identifications of Q2. An analysis of the handicap&lt;br&gt;
and the playing experience of the test subjects indicates that golfers of all skill and experience levels are able to find the&amp;nbsp;best putter through the first impression. However, the results showed that the identification rate is still low. The paper&amp;nbsp;therefore concludes that a golfer should not rely on the first impression alone.&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt;</description>
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