GOLF SWING MOTION ANALYSIS: CHALLENGES AND SOLUTIONS

  • Y. Kwon
  • K. Singhal
  • S. Lee
Keywords: Motion analysis software, motion capture, golf swing analysis

Abstract

With advanced motion capture technologies available, the scope and depth of motion analysis now is mainly limited by the capability of the analysis software. Golf swing analysis requires advanced motion analysis methods such as detection of the true impact instant, computation of the impact conditions, definition and use of local reference frames (body and club) in various ways, and determination and use of the functional swing plane. The purpose of this paper was to identify and present solutions for the unique challenges encountered in golf swing motion analysis and to demonstrate the application of such solutions by using Kwon3D, a comprehensive motion analysis program.