Griffith Golf Congress gets into swing

Translating the science and technology of golf to improve performance on thecourse will be the focus of this week’s World Scientific Congress of Golf(WSCG), hosted by Griffith University.

Held for the first time in Australia and open to anyone with an interest in golf, the2014 WSCG runs from 5-7 September on the Gold Coast and will feature a hostof top golf researchers and speakers, including coffee business entrepreneurAdjunct Professor Phillip Di Bella.

A Griffith Business graduate and avid golfer, Professor Di Bella will discuss“emotional intelligence” and the importance of having a vision and a passionwhich can be applied to success in business and sport. ‘Developing a physical preparation program for optimising performance in elitegolfers’ will be the discussion focus of Mr David Darbyshire, physical preparationcoach for multiple PGA Tour winner and 2013 US Masters champion, GoldCoaster Adam Scott.

Griffith has a strong connection with Scott through the Adam Scott FoundationSports Business Scholarship. Meanwhile Dr Shaun O’Leary, specialist musculoskeletal physiotherapist from theUniversity of Queensland, will address the importance of individualising exerciseprograms for golfers, and Professor Sandy Gordon from the University of WesternAustralia will discuss ‘Positive Psychology And Golf – The Case of Self- Compassion’.

Other speakers include Professor Mark Broadie from Columbia Business Schooland Dr Debbie Crews, a sport psychology consultant from Arizona StateUniversity.

Held at the QT Hotel in Surfers Paradise as well as the Sanctuary Cove Golfand Country Club, the WSCG will offer a host of social and networkingopportunities including the Internationals v Home Golf Tournament in whichrenowned Canadian golf coach Henry Brunton and former British Women’s OpenWinner Karen Lunn will be on hand to strengthen the sides.

In addition, WSCG attendees can also take part in the National Golf CoachingSummit, which this year is open to PGA and non-PGA members.

This event willbe held at the RACV Royal Pines Resort from 9-11 September. Visit more information.

World Scientific Congress of Golf WHEN: 5-7 September. WHERE: QT Hotel, Surfers Paradise and Sanctuary Cove Golf and Country Club. MORE INFO: or Or fortickets to the WSCG Dinner on the 6 September please visit