Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)


Kinesiology & Public Health Education


The purpose of this study was to determine whether a weight lifting and isometric exercise program could be developed, which would enable a golfer to increase his distance off the tee without adversely affecting the accuracy of various golf shots.

One group of ten subjects was used in this study. This group was tested in the fall of 1966 to determine the distance and accuracy with which they could hit the ball off the tee. The golfers were also tested for the degree of accuracy which they possessed in hitting the chip shot both for distance and angle deviation. They were then put on a training program, of weight lifting and isometric exercises, for an eight week period after Christmas.

Comparisons were made between the mean differences for each item on the Initial and final tests. The null hypothesis was assumed in making the comparisons with rejection at the .01 level. This hypothesis was tested with the "t" technique for the significance of the difference between means derived from correlated scores from small samples.

The results of the comparison shewed significant improvement in all of the items tested except driving deviation.