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We Tried It: Shotstohole

We Tried It: Shotstohole

Last month, we introduced you to ShotsToHole.com, a web-based data collection tool that allows golfers and coaches to measure and analyse over 70 golf stats, set and track goals, monitor progress and more. ShotsToHole.com has been adopted by many Tour players, including PGA TOUR pro Patrick Reed—who, having worked on specific skill sets to improve […]

Activity Specific Coordination

Activity Specific Coordination

How the body moves and sequences during an activity is key to performance and avoiding injury. Utilizing training for improved golf swing performance is best accomplished through improving activity specific coordination. The body moves in very specific patterns during the golf swing. These patterns can be referred to as activity specific coordination. The more efficient […]

Club Dynamics

Club Dynamics

When I perform a biomechanics evaluation on a golfer’s swing, the most commonly asked first question is, “What is my club head speed?” Typically, the player is interested in miles per hour (MPH). Most golfers relate distance to linear speed, because until recently, this was the only measurement of power. However, with the advent and […]

Ground forces and lower body mechanics

Ground forces and lower body mechanics

In last month’s issue we explained muscular loading. This month we are going to explain the most important foundation of the kinetic link which initiates muscular loading: Ground Forces. No single link in the process of creating clubhead speed is considered more important than any other; however, your swing is only as strong as your […]

Golf and baseball

Golf and baseball

Last month we spoke about ground forces and how the body moves and creates power.  Next, we are going to compare golf to baseball and the similarities in how the body creates the power generation process (kinetic link). Believe it or not, golf and baseball swings are biomechanically comparable. Hitters in baseball and golfers use […]

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