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Characteristics of Resistance Training and Lifestyle in Touring Professional Golfers

IRB Number: 2020-0872

July 14, 2021

Institutional Review Board, Hospital for Special Surgery

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Principal Investigator

Andrew Creighton, DO


Jennifer Cheng
Rachel Rothman
Heidi Prather
Peter Moley
Frank Cammisa
Jamie Osmak


Professional golfers often have unique access to interventions and support systems that include physical, nutritional, and behavioral health. It is important to describe what touring professional golfers today are doing to optimize their physical and mental ability to compete. This research study aims to investigate resistance strength training, lifestyle variables, and alternative interventions in touring professional golfers and will involve a one-time anonymous survey hosted on REDCap, with a target enrollment of 450. The survey will take approximately 5 minutes to complete.

The link to the survey is:  https://redcap.ctsc.weill.cornell.edu/redcap_protocols/surveys/?s=9F3MPELJNC

Inclusion/Exclusion Criteria

  1. Touring professional golfers
  2. Age 18+
  3. English-speaking

Contact Information

Dr. Andrew Creighton

Rachel Rothman

Jennifer Cheng