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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Access through April 26, 2021
Early Registration until 1/25/2021: $429
Full Registration starting 1/26/2021: $449