The Biomechanics of Golf Performance
The purpose of this study is to determine what golf equipment and swing characteristics best predict playing ability in a population of golfers. Golfers will come to the laboratory and hit shots with various clubs while the movement of their body and the ball are tracked.
Participants will come to the Penn State Golf Teaching and Research Center and hit golf shots using their driver, 7 iron, and putter. A golf simulator will be used to track the ball trajectory. The movements of participant's body segments and the force they apply to the ground will be measured in three-dimensions as they swing. Participants will receive brief instruction from a Class-A PGA Professional upon completion.
Participants will receive brief instruction from a Class-A PGA Professional upon completion.
Between ages of 18-75
Physically able to play a full round of golf (i.e., 18 holes)
Not between ages of 18-75
Not physically able to play a full round of golf (i.e., 18 holes)