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dc.contributor.authorEvans, Kerrieen_US
dc.contributor.authorHoran, Seanen_US
dc.contributor.authorKavanagh, Justinen_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-04-04T18:32:45Z
dc.date.available2017-04-04T18:32:45Z
dc.date.issued2011en_US
dc.date.modified2012-08-07T23:51:37Z
dc.identifier.issn01959131en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1249/MSS.0b013e318210fe03en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/41681
dc.description.abstractBackground: Despite the complexity of movement, the swings of skilled golfers are considered to be highly consistent. Interestingly, no direct investigation of movement variability or coupling variability during the swings of skilled golfers has occurred. Purpose: To determine whether differences in movement variability exist between male and female skilled golfers during the downswing of the full golf swing. Methods: Three-dimensional thorax, pelvis, hand, and clubhead data were collected from 19 male (mean ᠓D: age = 26 ᠷ yr) and 19 female (age = 25 ᠷ yr) skilled golfers. Variability of segmental movement and clubhead trajectory were examined at three phases of the downswing using discrete (SD) and continuous analyses (spanning set), whereas variability of intersegment coupling was examined using average coefficient of correspondence. Results: Compared with males, females exhibited higher thorax and pelvis variability for axial rotation at the midpoint of the downswing and ball contact (BC). Similarly, thorax-pelvis coupling variability was higher for females than males at both the midpoint of the downswing and BC. Regardless of thorax and pelvis motion, the variability of hand and clubhead trajectory sequentially decreased from the top of the backswing to BC for both males and females. Conclusions: Male and female skilled golfers use different upper body movement strategies during the downswing while achieving similarly low levels of clubhead trajectory variability at BC. It is apparent that the priority of skilled golfers is to progressively minimize hand and clubhead trajectory variability toward BC, despite the individual motion or coupling of the thorax and pelvis.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_US
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dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherLippincott Williams & Wilkinsen_US
dc.publisher.placeUnited Statesen_US
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationYen_US
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom1474en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto1483en_US
dc.relation.ispartofissue8en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalMedicine and Science in Sports and Exerciseen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume43en_US
dc.rights.retentionYen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchBiomechanicsen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchMotor Controlen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode110601en_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode110603en_US
dc.titleMovement Variability in the Golf Swing of Male and Female Skilled Golfersen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Peer Reviewed (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
gro.rights.copyrightCopyright 2011 LWW. This is a non-final version of an article published in final form in Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, Vol. 43(8), 2011, pp. 1474-1483. Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. Please refer to the journal link for access to the definitive, published version.en_US
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