The purpose of this study was to investigate the external moment around the centre of mass (COM) during the golf swing in golfers using different weight transfer strategies. The swing motions of twenty-one male golfers were captured by three-dimensional motion capture system. Ground reaction force of each foot was measured. External moments were calculated as the cross-product of the position vector from the COM to centre of pressure and ground reaction force vector. The golfers were divided into two groups whether the centre of pressure positioned front (n=8) or rear (n=13) relative to the COM at the impact. The external moments around the COM were not significantly different between two groups at the impact. It means that the golfers in different weight transfer strategies generate equivalents external moment by different strategies.
New Investigator Award
Izumoto, Yoka; Kurihara, Toshiyuki; and Tadao, Isaka
"EXTERNAL MOMENT AROUND THE CENTRE OF MASS DURING GOLF SWING IN DIFFERENT WEIGHT TRANSFER STRATEGIES,"
ISBS Proceedings Archive: Vol. 36:
1, Article 155.
Available at: https://commons.nmu.edu/isbs/vol36/iss1/155