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ERIC Number: ED081724
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Aug
Pages: 21
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The Sequence of Hip and Selected Upper-Extremity Joint Movements During the Golf Drive.
Hunter, Charles L.
This study analyzed wrist, elbow, and hip actions of golfers who were accurately driving a golf ball a maximum distance. Electrogoniometry and cinematography were used to measure wrist, forearm, elbow, and hip actions during the downswing of 10 low-handicap golfers who were attempting to drive a minimum of 225 yards within a 50-yard corridor. Elgons were used to measure movements of the elbow (flexion-extension), forearm (pronation-supination), and wrist (Adduction-abduction, flexion-extension) at selected angles of the arm relative to a vertical line passing through the shoulder. Lateral and horizontal hip movements were recorded with a specially constructed analyzer. Motion pictures (64 frames/second) were taken in order to measure shoulder joint positions. Electrogoniograms were analyzed at selected positions: top of backswing; at the position in the downswing where the left arm was horizontal, 45 degrees from vertical, 22.5 degrees from vertical, and vertical; and at the position in the downswing when the ball was contacted. It was concluded that there was no common pattern of action among the low-handicap golfers, but that there were certain common characteristics relative to the timing and sequence of specific actions. (Author/JB)
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Note: Paper presented at the Convention of the American Association for Health, Physical Education, and Recreation, Minneapolis, Minnesota, April 1973