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Golf coaches' perceptions of key technical swing parameters compared to biomechanical literature

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posted on 15.06.2016 by Aimee Mears, Jonathan Roberts, Eric S. Wallace, Pui W. Kong, Steph Forrester
Assessing a coach's technical knowledge of a sporting technique can reveal measureable biomechanical parameters associated with a successful performance. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to identify the key technical parameters that golf coaches associate with a successful golf swing. Sixteen high-level golf coaches were observed coaching a highly skilled golfer after which they participated in a semi-structured interview regarding their technical analysis of the golf swing. The data were inductively analysed and five intrinsically linked key technical parameters were identified: ‘Posture’, Body Rotation’, ‘Arm and Wrist Action’, ‘Sequential Movement and Body Segments' and ‘Club Motion’. The parameters Posture and Body Rotation were further sub-categorised and compared to the existing biomechanical literature whereby gaps in knowledge were identified. The results of this study can be used to guide future golf biomechanics research and coaching technologies.

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  • Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering

Published in

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF SPORTS SCIENCE & COACHING

Volume

10

Issue

4

Pages

739 - 755 (17)

Citation

SMITH, A.C. ... et al, 2015. Golf coaches' perceptions of key technical swing parameters compared to biomechanical literature. International Journal of Sports Science and Coaching, 10 (4), pp.739-755.

Publisher

Multi-Science Publishing (now SAGE)

Version

AM (Accepted Manuscript)

Publisher statement

This work is made available according to the conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0) licence. Full details of this licence are available at: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/

Publication date

2015

Notes

This is the accepted version of a paper subsequently published in the International Journal of Sports Science & Coaching. The definitive version is available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1260/1747-9541.10.4.739

ISSN

1747-9541

Language

en

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