Dr. Martin Toms is a senior lecturer in sports coaching at the University of Birmingham in the UK. He is heavily involved in golf education and set up and manages the joint University and PGA (of GB&I) programme in Applied Golf Management in 2002. He has also been involved in golf education at an International and European level. He is the current Editor of The International Journal of Golf Science.He was involved in the inaugural Golf Monthly top 25 UK coaches in 2004, and since then has been involved in research and conference presentations (academic and for other national PGA’s) around developing elite coaches and performers, youth performance and talent development. His current work is around profiling elite young players and looking at elite golf from a bio-psycho-social (with emphasis on the social) perspective. He has published in many academic and professional spheres and is currently involved in a Pan-European project investigating occupational standards in golf.
He holds BA(Hons) and MPhil degrees in sport, and also a PhD (participant development and coaching) from Loughborough University (UK). He also sits on the board of the European Association for Sport and Society as co-editor of their journal. He has doctoral and masters students involved in researching golf talent and performance and focuses specifically on the socio-cultural aspects of the game.
Dr, Sasho MacKenzie is a Professor of Human Kinetics at St Francis Xavier University in Nova Scotia, Canada. Sasho completed a PhD in Sports Biomechanics at the University of Saskatchewan, which focused on 3D forward dynamics simulation of the golf swing. He is currently a professor in the Department of Human Kinetics at St. Francis Xavier University and his research interests lie in the optimization of human movement with a strong emphasis on sport performance. His research encompasses both optimal sport movement patterns as well as the most advantageous training techniques. He has conducted, presented, and published research on putting, shaft dynamics, 3D mechanics of the swing, shoe fitting, and the role of center of pressure in the golf swing. He has consulted for several entities in the golf industry including Ping, Footjoy, Boditrak, Kvest, and FlightScope as well as for several top instructors such as Chris Como
Chris Como has dedicated his life to coaching golfers of all levels. In order to learn the most effective coaching practices in the game, Chris spent the first part of his career either working for or studying with many of the preeminent teachers of the game. With his vast real-world teaching experience, Chris teamed up with biomechanics professor Dr. Young-Hoo Kwon to advance golf performance from a unique perspective while obtaining his own Master of Science degree in Biomechanics.Chris has done workshops or certifications with Nike Golf 360, TPI, the CHEK Institute and ELDOA He has an eclectic background of resources that he brings to his instructional philosophy. He has worked with players from the PGA, LPGA and Champions Tour, is a member of both Golf Magazine’s “Top 100 Teachers in America” Golf Digest’s “Top 50 teachers in America”.