ANALYSIS OF TRUNK ROTATION PATTERNS WHEN SWINGING AT DIFFERENT SPEEDS: A PILOT STUDY

  • Heng-Ju Lee
  • Yi-Ling Chen
  • Yu-Ming Lee
Keywords: golf, motion analysis, X Factor

Abstract

As the trunk plays a vital role during the golf full swing, it is important to understand how body movements affect the golf swing. The purpose of this study was to determine how golfers increase club head speed through trunk rotation. Trunk rotation patterns were captured by 3D motion capture system at 250 Hz. To investigate the effective factors of increasing club head speed, we compared two situations, swing at normal club head speed and at accelerated club head speed, via the trunk rotation angles at three dimensions through six temporary events. The results showed that subtle differences between normal club head speed and accelerated club head speed. To increase club head speed, golfers might optimize the separation between shoulder and pelvic in the early downswing.
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Coaching and Sports Activities