ANALYSIS OF LEFT ARM SEGMENTAL CONTRIBUTION IN GOLF SWING

  • Koon Kiat Teu
  • Wangdo Kim
  • Franz Konstantin Fuss
  • John Tan
Keywords: arm segment rotation, golf swing, goniometer, dual euler angle, dual velocity

Abstract

The object of this study is to examine the segmental movement of the left arm in a golf swing and determine its contribution to the final club head speed. In order to examine this movement, a procedure for quantifying joint movement was developed. Electrogoniometers (Biometrics, UK) with frequency of 1000 Hz were attached to the subjects during the execution of the swing to obtain the joint angles throughout the motion. The velocities of the segment rotation can be computed with dual velocity analysis. A zero handicapper was tested with the method. The method uncovers the importance of longitudinal segmental rotations in his swing. These rotations are often neglected in 2-dimensional approaches.
Published
2008-04-21