KINEMATIC AND KINETIC ANALYSIS OF THE ELITE GOLF SWING

  • David W. Meister
  • James L. Schroeder
  • Erin E. Butler
  • Kelsey F. Twist
  • Amy L. Ladd
  • Jessica Rose
Keywords: golf, x-factor, torque, clubhead speed

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to determine the association between select biomechanical variables and clubhead speed at impact (CSI) in a sample of elite golfers. Power generation is thought to arise from a number of factors including body rotation and weight shift. CSI is often used to indicate power generation (Fradkin, et al., 2004). We hypothesized that CSI would be highly related to torque, relative hip-shoulder rotation (X-factor) and weight shift during the golf swing.
Published
2007-11-01
Section
Coaching and Sports Activities