KINEMATICS STUDY OF JUNIOR AMATEUR GOLFERS IN SINGAPORE

  • D. Lim
  • W. Xie
  • V. Ong
  • K. C. Teh
Keywords: golf, kinematics, professionals, junior amateur

Abstract

Qualitative tools for golf motion analysis like video and graphical overlay have provided competitive golfers in Singapore feedback on their swing. The analysis of this information tends to be subjective due to a lack of reliable quantifiable kinematics information. The authors applied the methods perlormed by Mc Laughlin and Best [1994], Robinson [1994] and Miura and Nauro [1998] on two professional players and six national age group players. Differences were found in how the two groups of players swing, in particular their setup and translation of their Center of Mass (COM) at Middle of Backswing (MBS) and Ball Impact Frame (BIF). Angle displacement of the shoulder-hip axis was studied and found to be pertinent to the kinetic link analysis. This parameter could serve as an intermediary for quantitative and qualitative analysis.
Published
2008-04-21