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The Biomechanics of Golf

Introduction to 3D Motion Analysis

A New Online Course for Golf Instructors and Professionals

Science and Application

This course uses real instructional examples to help you better understand the 3D motions and forces of the golf swing. It is designed so you can apply concepts to your teaching regardless of whether or not you utilize a 3D system.

Take an online course with us.

  • IMPROVE your understanding of the 3D motions and forces of the golf swing
  • EXPERIENCE real instructional examples that can be applied to your teaching and Enhance Communication with Your Students
  • ACCESS course content at any time from anywhere during your 8-week course section, with an additional 4 weeks of access for review
  • EXPLORE swings in 3D with free downloads of the software used in the course
  • EARN a completion certificate and continuing education credits (Pre-Approved for 4 LPGA CUs, 20 PGA MSRs, and 100 UK PGA CPDs)

Developed by Experts

This course was created by a team of biomechanists and golf instructors with over 60 years of experience in exercise science and golf instruction.

Eric Handley, PGA
Director, Golf Teaching & Research Center • Penn State

Dr. Michael Duffey

Dr. Robert Neal
Founder/CEO • Golf BioDynamics

Section Overviews

Introduction to 3D Biomechanics Analysis

In this module, you will learn about the extensive use of various technologies within sports, how motion capture technology was developed, how 3D biomechanical analyses are applied in both sport and clinical settings, the components that make up 3D motion analysis systems, and the 3D model creation process.

Kinematics (motions)

This module will focus on the kinematics, or motions, of the golf swing. Students will be introduced to several biomechanics terms and begin to understand how these terms are used within discussion and evaluation of the golf swing. In addition, we will provide advanced golf biomechanics discussions of full body movements in 3D. Finally, we will break down some of the data available from 3D systems—specifically position vs. time graphs, and velocity vs. time graphs.

Kinetics (forces)

If we as coaches are interested in being able to fully understand, and possibly adjust, the motions of the body in the golf swing, then we must have a solid foundational understanding of the kinetics (forces) in the golf swing. This module will provide an introduction to ground reaction forces (full 3D under each foot) and examples of how they influence the kinematics of the golf swing.

Analysis and Application of 3D Data

Students will be introduced to a Swing Analysis Framework we use when evaluating a swing in 3D. They will come to understand how we evaluate a swing within the context of this framework using kinematics and kinetics data. In addition, students will be provided with access to Interactive 3D Web Reports and additional golf swing examples to analyze.

Sample Videos

Sections Now Available

  • Work at your own pace
  • Access content at any time from anywhere during the 8-week course
  • Curriculum access for an additional 4 weeks for review or just in case you need more time

Starting December 5, 2022

Access through February 27, 2023

Early Registration until 11/28/2022: $429

Full Registration starting 11/29/2022: $449

Student Registration (Early): $354

Student Registration (Regular): $374

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