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The X-Factor is the most commonly investigated performance parameter in the golf. Although there are several studies have reported the relationship between X-Factor and clubhead speed, ball velocity and golfing skills. However, the associated joint kinematics required to attain large X-Factor during the golf swing has received little attention. Therefore, the purpose of current study was to identify the key joint angles that are associated with X-Factor. Ten low handicap male golfers participated in this study. The motion capture system was used to record full body motion. The results indicate the key joints that associate with the X-factor during two phases of swing. This study provides fundamentals of the movement mechanisms of the major joints and their relationship with the X-Factor that can be integrated with coaches and players to improve the golfing skill.