On the mechanics of the golf swing

@article{Sharp2009OnTM,
  title={On the mechanics of the golf swing},
  author={Robin S. Sharp},
  journal={Proceedings of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences},
  year={2009},
  volume={465},
  pages={551 - 570}
}
  • R. Sharp
  • Published 8 February 2009
  • Education
  • Proceedings of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences
A perspective of the golf swing is defined, and current knowledge of swing mechanics is reviewed. The implications of previous research are collected. A conventional arm–club simulation model is set up and used to show that an apparently important result from the literature is incorrect. The swing model is fitted, through a parametric optimization process, to data relating to expert golfers. The kinematic deficiencies of the arm–club model are pointed out and a shoulder–arm–club simulation… 

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