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dc.contributor.authorHoran, Sean A
dc.contributor.authorKavanagh, Justin J
dc.contributor.editorYoung-Hoo Kwon
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T14:00:56Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T14:00:56Z
dc.date.issued2012
dc.date.modified2013-08-29T22:18:59Z
dc.identifier.issn1476-3141
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/14763141.2011.638390
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/47723
dc.description.abstractUnderstanding the dynamics of upper body motion during the downswing is an important step in determining the control strategies required for a successful and repeatable golf swing. The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between head, thorax, and pelvis motion, during the downswing of professional golfers. Three-dimensional data were collected for 14 male professional golfers (age 27 ^ 8 years, golf-playing experience 13.3 ^ 8 years) using an optical motion analysis system. The amplitude and timing of peak speed and peak velocities were calculated for the head, thorax, and pelvis during the downswing. Cross-correlation analysis was used to examine the strength of coupling and phasing between and within segments. The results indicated the thorax segment had the highest peak speeds and peak velocities for the upper body during the downswing. A strong coupling relationship was evident between the thorax and pelvis (average R2 젰.92 across all directions), while the head and thorax showed a much more variable relationship (average R2 젰.76 across all directions). The strong coupling between the thorax and pelvis is possibly a method for simplifying the motor control strategy used during the downswing, and a way of ensuring consistent motor patterns.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.description.publicationstatusYes
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dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherRoutledge
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdom
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationN
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom165
dc.relation.ispartofpageto174
dc.relation.ispartofissue2
dc.relation.ispartofjournalSports Biomechanics
dc.relation.ispartofvolume11
dc.rights.retentionY
dc.subject.fieldofresearchMechanical engineering
dc.subject.fieldofresearchSports science and exercise
dc.subject.fieldofresearchBiomechanics
dc.subject.fieldofresearchMotor control
dc.subject.fieldofresearchSpecialist studies in education
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode4017
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode4207
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode420701
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode420703
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode3904
dc.titleThe control of upper body segment speed and velocity during the golf swing
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
gro.rights.copyright© 2012 Taylor & Francis. This is an electronic version of an article published in Sports Biomechanics, Volume 11, Issue 2, 2012, Pages 165-174. Sports Biomechanics is available online at: http://www.tandfonline.com with the open URL of your article.
gro.date.issued2012
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gro.griffith.authorHoran, Sean A.
gro.griffith.authorKavanagh, Justin J.


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