Jazz helps golfers get in swing
Improve your golf game with some smooth jazz
In tests involving top college players in America, the music of Louis Armstrong and Miles Davis was found to increase their accuracy by up to 17 per cent.
All types of music were better than none at all, but jazz was the most and rock the least effective, according to researchers at Clarkson University in New York.
Perhaps it encourages greater improvisation from the listener
Their findings, published in the Journal of Athletic Enhancement, show music helps players to concentrate while also providing a tempo for their swing.
Dr Timothy Baghurst said: “Why jazz elicits performances above other genres cannot be clearly explained.
“Perhaps it encourages greater improvisation from the listener.”