Monitoring performance in golf: more than just clubhead speed

Brennan, Alex, Ehlert, Alex, Wells, Jack, Broadie, Mark, Coughlan, Dan, Turner, Anthony N. ORCID logoORCID: and Bishop, Chris ORCID logoORCID: (2022) Monitoring performance in golf: more than just clubhead speed. Strength & Conditioning Journal . ISSN 1524-1602 [Article] (Accepted/In press)

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In the golfing literature, clubhead speed is the most commonly reported metric to assess golf performance. However, a rise in the availability and use of launch monitor technologies in recent years has gathered a wide range of metrics for any given golf shot. In addition, with distance and dispersion (accuracy) being the outcome measures of any given shot and of utmost importance in golf, launch monitors can provide an in-depth understanding of how a golf shot has been achieved. To date, very limited information offers practitioners working in golf an understanding of how these metrics interlink and relate to the outcomes of any given shot. Thus, we have created a deterministic model for the golf shot and provided an overview of the relationship between these launch monitor metrics and the outcome measures of distance and accuracy. This information will give practitioners a more detailed understanding of how golf shots have been achieved and help provide more methodical means of monitoring golf performance and providing feedback to players.

Item Type: Article
Research Areas: A. > School of Science and Technology > London Sport Institute > Strength and Conditioning at the London Sport Institute
Item ID: 36931
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Depositing User: Chris Bishop
Date Deposited: 15 Dec 2022 10:43
Last Modified: 16 Dec 2022 20:28

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