The aim of this study was to investigate the relationship between balance assessment and centre of pressure (COP) excursion during golf putting between recreational and novice female golfers. Five novice golfers (age: 28.0±15.8 years) and six recreational golfers (age: 29.0 ± 19.2 years; handicap: 21.4 ± 10.9 strokes) participated in the study. All participants performed the Star Excursion Balance Test (SEBT) and had their COP measured on a force plate while putting a ball towards targets. Significant differences were found between recreational and novice conditions for the COP displacement and velocity excursions (p0.05).Models for predictors of the COP excursions were identified mainly in the anteroposterior direction for the first 50% of the time to complete the putting stroke. The results suggest that SEBT may complement balance assessment for coaches in golf putting.
"INVESTIGATING THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN BALANCE ASSESSMENT AND CENTRE OF PRESSURE EXCURSION DURING GOLF PUTTING,"
ISBS Proceedings Archive: Vol. 36:
1, Article 154.
Available at: https://commons.nmu.edu/isbs/vol36/iss1/154