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1- Tourism Management Department, Jinan University, Shenzhen, China
2- Golf and Leisure Sports Research Centre, Jinan University, Shenzhen, China ,
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Background. Golf is relatively new in China and overall playing skills are low. Although golf coaches are vital in improving golf skills, their teaching skills are underdeveloped. Objectives. The objective of this study is to explore how the coach’s tacit knowledge affects the transfer performance by exploring the factors that affect the teaching ability of Chinese golf coaches. It aims to improve the teaching efficiency of coaches in physical education and give reference to other sports in teaching. Methods. Participants (N=339) included golf coaches from Shenzhen (China) and members of an online golf instructor group. Results. (1) The possession of tacit knowledge allows coaches to better transmit that information, both in terms of amount and effectiveness. (2) Knowledge transferability improved knowledge transfer performance, mediating the relationship between tacit knowledge and knowledge transfer. (3) Skilled tacit knowledge had more influence on transfer capacity than cognitive tacit knowledge. (4) Absorptive capacity positively regulates transfer ability and knowledge transfer performance. Conclusion. The findings can contribute to the development of a theoretical understanding of golf coaching that can improve practice in China, where golf coaching is still at an early stage of development.
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  • This article provides detailed suggestions for the inconsistent situation of golf coaches. These suggestions might be helpful to guide them to effectively train in the future. The theoretical model constructed for tacit knowledge transfer can be applied to research on other sports.
  • This study has some limitations. For instance, the model was constructed based solely on transfer and absorption capacities, but variables such as satisfaction, loyalty, and learning burnout could also have been included. Future studies should consider including other variables that could contribute to knowledge transfer performance, such as coaches’ sense of well-being or self-efficacy.

Type of Study: Original Article | Subject: Physical Education Learning
Received: 2021/03/29 | Accepted: 2021/01/12

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