INFLUENCE OF BRAIN TYPES ON GOLF SWING COORDINATION

  • Alfred Finch
  • Jon Niednagel
  • Laura Finch
  • Gideon Ariel
Keywords: brain types, golf swing, motor skill coordination, fine and gross motor control

Abstract

Video analysis was used to evaluate an individual’s segmental coordination during a golf swing and the person’s brain type was classified using a brain typing inventory with 16 categories. Fifteen subjects with markers placed on selected joints, performed 5 golf swings that were videotaped from an antero-posterior axis along the frontal plane at 60 Hz. Three participants having a brain type on each end of the personality spectrum were selected for film analysis. The golf swing coordinate data were analyzed using an Ariel APAS. The time and maximal angular velocities were calculated for selected joints. The order of joint sequencing was determined for the brain types. Subjects who were brain type A (BCIL/INTJ) were fine motor skilled using a multiple joint, core to hand sequencing and those of brain type B/C (FEAR/ESFP) were gross motor skilled and their golf swing went from hand to core.
Published
2014-10-05
Section
Coaching and Sports Activities