COMPARISON OF SWING PATTERNS FOR HIGH AND LOW HANDICAP GOLFERS

  • Derek Byrne
  • Ian Kenny
Keywords: motion analysis, kinematic analysis, handicap

Abstract

INTRODUCTION: The majority of research in golf to date has focused on both professional and elite level competitors (Hume at al., 2005). However, with only 7% of male golfers falling into the category 1 group and 53% falling into categories 3&4 (handicap 13- 24) (USGA, 2007), the research being conducted does not reflect today’s average golfer. The aim of the present study was to carry out a kinematic analysis of the golf swing for category 1 and category 3&4 golfers to examine variation in movement patterns between skill levels.
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Coaching and Sports Activities