The relationship between the golf swing plane and ball impact characteristics using trajectory ellipse fitting

Morrison, Andrew and McGrath, Denise and Wallace, Eric (2017) The relationship between the golf swing plane and ball impact characteristics using trajectory ellipse fitting. Journal of Sports Sciences, 36 (3). pp. 303-310. ISSN 1466-447X

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1080/02640414.2017.1303187

Abstract

The trajectory of the clubhead close to ball impact during the golf swing has previously been shown to be planar. However, the relationship between the plane orientation and the orientation characteristics of the clubhead at ball impact has yet to be defined. Fifty-two male golfers (27 high skilled, 25 intermediate skilled) hit 40 drives each in an indoor biomechanics laboratory. This study successfully fitted the trajectory of the clubhead near impact to an ellipse for each swing for players of different skill levels to help better explain this relationship. Additionally, the eccentricities of the ellipses were investigated for links to skill level. The trajectory of the clubhead was found to fit to an ellipse with RMSE of 1.2mm. The eccentricity of the ellipse was found to be greater in the high skilled golfers. The club path and angle of attack generated from the ellipse fitted clubhead trajectory were found to have a normalised bias-corrected RMSE of 2% and 3% respectively. A set of ‘rule of thumb’ values for the relationship between the club path, angle of attack and delivery plane angle was generated for use by coaches.

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: A COPY IS AVAILABLE AT https://www.napier.ac.uk/~/media/worktribe/output-690782/the-relationship-between-the-golf-swing-plane-and-ball-impact.pdf
Keywords: Plane fitting, trajectory, eccentricity, striking, performance
Faculty: ARCHIVED Faculty of Science & Technology (until September 2018)
Depositing User: Andrew Morrison
Date Deposited: 27 Sep 2019 10:24
Last Modified: 15 Jan 2020 10:18
URI: http://arro.anglia.ac.uk/id/eprint/704822

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