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Golf coaches' perceptions of key technical swing parameters compared to biomechanical literature
journal contributionposted on 2016-06-15, 15:53 authored by Aimee MearsAimee Mears, Jonathan RobertsJonathan Roberts, Eric S. Wallace, Pui W. Kong, Steph ForresterSteph 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.
- Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering
Published inINTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF SPORTS SCIENCE & COACHING
Pages739 - 755 (17)
CitationSMITH, 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.
PublisherMulti-Science Publishing (now SAGE)
- AM (Accepted Manuscript)
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NotesThis 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/10.1260/1747-95220.127.116.119