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1- Faculty of Sports Sciences, University of Halic, Istanbul, Turkey , ilhanodabas@halic.edu.tr
2- Faculty of Sports Sciences, University of Marmara, Istanbul, Turkey
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Background. Females' golf course lengths have been reduced due to their strength characteristics, leading to shorter shot distances than men. Although golf game requires different physical conditions for females and males, the physiological demands of both genders are unknown. Objectives. This study aimed to investigate the physiological responses of female and male golfers during 18 holes golf games. Methods. Twentynine elite golf players (females:11, males:14) with 1-10 handicaps participated in the study (age: 17.76±2.05 years and handicaps: 5.4±2.9). The physiological responses of players were assessed using BioHarness 3 Zephry wireless supported heart rate monitor. Perceived exertion rates of the players were enrolled using Borg Scale. Results. Female golf players had significantly higher heart rate values and energy expenditures than male golf players during 18 holes golf games (P<0.05). Although playing golf produced higher physiologic demands in female players, there was no difference in perceived exertion rates (P>0.05). Conclusion. Although the golf game is facilitated by changing the course length for female golf players, it has been investigated that they encountered greater physiological demands than males. However, the perceived exertion rates declared by females were similar to males during the golf course play. This study provides a comprehensive insight into the physiological demands of female and male golf players during 18 holes golf games. It can be suggested that female players should not compete in the same category as male players, despite the game being simplified by changing the course length.
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This study provides a comprehensive insight into the physiological demands of female and male golf players during 18 holes golf game. It can be suggested that the female players should not compete in the same category with male players, despite the game is simplified by changing the length of the course. In addition to that, endurance training programs should be different due to the different cardiovascular requisites of golf game in females and males.
Type of Study: Original Article | Subject: Sport Physiology and its related branches
Received: 2021/07/13 | Accepted: 2021/01/12

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