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Analysis of the delivery plane in the golf swing using 1 principal components

Morrison, Andrew, McGrath, Denise and Wallace, Eric (2018) Analysis of the delivery plane in the golf swing using 1 principal components. Journal of Sports Engineering and Technology . pp. 1-10. [Journal article]

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URL: https://doi.org/10.1177/1754337117751729

DOI: 10.1177/1754337117751729

Abstract

Although the swing plane has been a popular area of golf biomechanics research, the movement of the club relative to the swing plane has yet to be shown experimentally to have a relationship with performance. This study used principal component and subsequent multiple regression analysis to investigate the relationship between the movement of the club relative to the delivery plane and clubhead characteristics at ball impact. The principal components generally reflected deviations from an individual swing plane, and lower values of these were associated generally with less variability in the club face impact location. Given a situation in which a golf coach wishes to improve the precision of ball striking, the results from this study suggest that both simplicity of the route and alignment of the club to the final trajectory before impact could be a course of action. However, this does not to suggest 19 technique should be based on a ‘model’ swing plane.

Item Type:Journal article
Keywords:Motion analysis, kinematics, performance, techniques, golf swing
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Life and Health Sciences > School of Sport
Faculty of Life and Health Sciences
Research Institutes and Groups:Sport and Exercise Sciences Research Institute
Sport and Exercise Sciences Research Institute > Centre for Sports Science and Sports Medicine
ID Code:39454
Deposited By: Mrs Julie Haydock
Deposited On:20 Feb 2018 09:24
Last Modified:20 Feb 2018 09:24

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