GOLF PUTTING GRIP DESIGN INFLUENCES ON PUTTING KINEMATICS

  • Yen-Lei Wu
  • Chen-Fu Huang
  • Yu-Chuan Liu
  • Christian Marquart
Keywords: Golf, putting kinematics, grip size

Abstract

Putting is considered one of the most important skills in golf. Golf club designs have been consistenly introducing new design to enhance performance. The purpose of this paper was to look into the effects of grip sizes on putting kinematics. Ten (n=7) male, right-handed, novice-skilled golfers (height 172.4±3.4cm, weight 72.3±2.4kg, age 38.6 ±1.3yrs, and handicap 9.5 ±1.1) were recruited for the study. Research results suggest that larger grip design have affect on the kinematics of the putting characterics, with trait of shorter backswing, decrease in total rotation during downswing and shorterened rhythm &timing. Future study focuses on the cordinate change of body joints in relation to phase and relative club position, and synchronize with EMG data between various skill level.
Published
2013-09-05
Section
Coaching and Sports Activities