The clubhead swing plane in golf draw and fade shots

Collinson, Andrew and Wood, Paul and Mullineaux, David R. and Willmott, Alexsander P. (2012) The clubhead swing plane in golf draw and fade shots. In: BASES Biomechanics Interest Group Meeting, 4th April 2012, University of Ulster.

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Abstract

It has become popular to characterise a golf shot in terms of a ‘swing plane’. However Coleman and Anderson (2007) showed that the motion of the whole club in the downswing could not be represented by a single plane in all players. Shin et al. (2008) found that the clubhead motion was consistently planar between the club being horizontal in the downswing and follow-through. Coleman and Anderson (2007) also suggested that the club plane might differ between draw and fade shots. The purpose of this study was to compare draw and fade shots, with a focus on the clubhead motion in the late downswing.

The late downswing clubhead plane differs between a draw and a fade shot, even when differences in address angles are accounted for.

Additional Information:It has become popular to characterise a golf shot in terms of a ‘swing plane’. However Coleman and Anderson (2007) showed that the motion of the whole club in the downswing could not be represented by a single plane in all players. Shin et al. (2008) found that the clubhead motion was consistently planar between the club being horizontal in the downswing and follow-through. Coleman and Anderson (2007) also suggested that the club plane might differ between draw and fade shots. The purpose of this study was to compare draw and fade shots, with a focus on the clubhead motion in the late downswing. The late downswing clubhead plane differs between a draw and a fade shot, even when differences in address angles are accounted for.
Keywords:Golf, Swing plane, Fade, Draw, Biomechanics
Subjects:C Biological Sciences > C600 Sports Science
B Subjects allied to Medicine > B830 Biomechanics, Biomaterials and Prosthetics (non-clinical)
Divisions:College of Social Science > School of Sport and Exercise Science
ID Code:6725
Deposited On:21 Dec 2012 09:53

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