THE CREATION AND VALIDATION OF A LARGE-SCALE COMPUTER MODEL OF THE GOLF SWING

  • Catherine B. Tucker
  • Ross Anderson
  • Ian C. Kenny
Keywords: kinematics, outcome, simulation validation

Abstract

The aim of this study was to create and validate a full-body musculoskeletal model of a golfer performing a swing with their driver club. An elite female participant performed ten shots with her driver while wearing retro-reflective markers. An optical 3-D 6-camera system captured the kinematics of the markers at 400 Hz on the participant for each trial. A launch monitor device recorded the ball and club head conditions at impact. The kinematic data from one representative trial was selected to drive inverse and forward dynamics simulations of the created model. The validation results showed a very high level of agreement between experimental and simulated trajectories for selected markers (mean r = 0.966)
Published
2014-10-01