The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between angular momentum of body segments and maximum velocity of the clubhead during the downswing phase in women’s driver shot. Six female professional and eight female amateur golfers were volunteered as subjects(age = 27.8 ± 15.1 yrs, height = 1.62 ± 0.05 m, mass = 59.6 ± 7.6 kg). Motion was captured by using a VICON motion capture system. Maximum clubhead velocity was calculated. Then angular velocity and angular momentum of pelvis and thorax were calculated. The maximum velocity of clubhead was 38.4 ± 1.9 m/s. The maximum angular momentum of pelvis and thorax about the Z-axis were 0.91 ± 0.16 kgm2/s and 1.48 ± 0.25 kgm2/s, respectively. There was a significant correlation between the angular momentum of thorax about the Z-axis and the maximum velocity of clubhead. In conclusion, inorder to get higher clubhead velocity it is important to generate the larger angular momentum of thorax about the Z-axis and transfer to the clubhead.
"THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN ANGULAR MOMENTUM OF BODY SEGMENT AND VELOCITY OF THE CLUBHEAD IN WOMEN’S DRIVER SHOT,"
ISBS Proceedings Archive: Vol. 36
, Article 266.
Available at: https://commons.nmu.edu/isbs/vol36/iss1/266