Science and Golf II: Proceedings of the 1994 World Scientific Congress of Golf

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A study of the correlation between swing characteristics and club head velocity

R.L. Robinson

Coeur d'Alene, USA

Abstract

This paper presents the results of a study of the golf swings of a group of touring professionals and amateurs of varying skills. Their swings were recorded on a test set-up that consisted of a three dimensional video graphics system, force platforms supporting each foot, and a golf swing analyzer that measured club head velocity at impact. Swing events were selected for quantifying swing characteristics for each swing. The swing characteristics exhibiting the most significant correlation with club head velocity at impact for golfers swinging the driver are identified and a comparison is made between the mean values for the professionals and amateurs. The results are summarized as to their relevance to the golfer and teaching professional.

Keywords Event, Category, Characteristics, Club Head Velocity, Stepwise Multiple Regression, Significant, Correlation Coefficient, Predicts, Mean Value, Swing Keys.


1 Introduction

The study was done in conjunction with the development of a weight shift measurement system utilizing a personal computer data acquisition system which can be synchronized with video recordings of the golf swing. Rather than relying on anecdotal insights into what swing characteristics to measure and emphasize, the study was designed to yield information on which measurable swing characteristics would make use of the system productive for the swing instructor and student.


2 Methodo1ogy

The testing was done on a driving range where a set-up consisting of two force platforms and a swing analyzer was positioned under an open sided tent so that the golfers could swing freely and the flight of the ball on the range could be observed. Impact with the ball was sensed by a microphone. The tent provided shade for the swing analyzer that requires

Science and Golf II: Proceedings of the World Scientific Congress of Golf. Edited by A.J. Cochran and M.R. Farrally. Published in 1994 by E & FN Spon, London. ISBN 0 419 18790 1

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