KINEMATIC AND KINETIC ANALYSIS OF THE ELITE GOLF SWING
Keywords:golf, x-factor, torque, clubhead speed
AbstractThe 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.
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