Ben Langdown is a Sports Scientist who has been researching the biomechanics of the golf swing and working with golfers for over 7 years and playing golf for over 15 years. His current role is the Training Executive for Sports Science for the PGA, based at the National Training Academy, The Belfry. Since joining the PGA in 2005 Sports Science has become an integral part of the educational programmes and Ben’s ambition within this role is to drive Sports Science forward to allow all coaches to understand its importance and relevance in today’s game. Ben also provides a Sports Science support service to golfers of all abilities but focuses mainly on elite amateurs and elite professionals. This work includes strength & conditioning and biomechanical testing both of which have forged a strong relationship with many elite coaches. He can also occasionally be seen caddying on the LET!
Ben currently works with:
• LET members
• England and GB & I representatives
• Challenge Tour and PGA EuroPro Tour Golfers
• County Teams (Ladies and Men) including Staffordshire and Warwickshire.
• University of Birmingham Golf Teams (Performance Director).
• TASS Scholars
• Other elite amateurs
As well as Ben’s Sports Science support work he also lectures for the PGA and University of Birmingham on a variety of Sports Science and Golf topics. Through his research Ben is working towards a PhD and this is focusing on the kinematic and kinetic variability within the golf swing. Ben has presented some of his current research at the TPI World Golf Fitness Summit (2007) as well as at many PGA events. Ben’s other research interests include Strength & Conditioning and its relationship to golf, Biomechanics and the golf performance, Nutritional aspects of the game and physiology of golf performance.