RESULTS OF BIOMECHANICAL STUDIES OF TWO WAYS TO EXECUTE THE GOLF SWING

  • F. Tusker
  • F. Kreuzpointner
Keywords: carving golf, forces, learning, motor skills

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to identify the biomechanical distinctions of two different ways to learn the Golf Swing. We compared the classical method with a new method we call “carving-golf”. The study compared the dynamic analyses of 12 carving-golf swings and 32 classic swings. The horizontal and vertical forces of the persons standing on a Kistler platform were analysed. We found significant differences in impact and time parameters. While “carving-golf” teaches not to start with a countermovement the evaluation of the horizontal forces showed that a countermovement took place. The mean value of this impact was only 25% of the mean value the classic swing shows. There was no significant change in the forward impact but the velocity the whole system generated towards the target course was diminished by 33%.
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Coaching and Sports Activities