THE EFFECT OF CLUB DRIVER LENGTH UPON HIP, SHOULDER AND PELVIC MOTION IN GOLF

  • Noel Lythgo
  • David Hanna
Keywords: low back injury, overlength driver

Abstract

The aim of this study was to examine the hip, shoulder and pelvic motion elicited by differing lengths of a golf driver (standard and overlength). Seven male golfers with a handicap ranging from 11 to 14 participated in the study. Clubs were fitted to each player and involved a standard length driver and an overlength driver that was 2 inches longer. A preliminary analysis of the data found no significant differences in the hip, shoulder and pelvic motion. Trunk lean, however, was found to be greater with the standard driver for the majority of the swing. This suggests that differences in the shaft length of a driver affects the motion of the trunk and spine.
Published
2008-03-25