Biomechanics is the study of human movement

Essay by majest3High School, 12th gradeA, July 2014

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Biomechanics is the study of human movement, it is the field in which makes use of

the laws of physics and engineering concepts to describe how the body moves when

swinging a golf club. In particular it's the study in how the skeleton, muscles and

nerves of the body work when hitting a golf ball. Implementing the perfect golf swing

is a dream for every player. Although, the full golf swing is an extremely difficult

concept to perfect. In the biomechanical examination of Jason Browns golf swing

from 2006, the aim was to state the objective of the skill. The objective was to make

the golf ball travel the greatest possible distance through the use of the six phases, in

this case:

 Address

 Back Swing

 Transition

 Down Swing

 Contact

 Follow Through

 Finish

Through applying such phases within the golf swing can lead from hooking, slicing,

or pushing to the execution of the golf swing.

Through examining the video of Jason Brown, 2006 golf swing, there were many

problems that needed to be resolved. The three phases in which I have identified

trouble with relating to Jason's golf swing were:

 Back Swing

 Downswing

 Follow Through

Examining the Biomechanics of Jason Browns swing, the principles that were

identified were:

 Rotational Momentum

 Acceleration

 Linear Momentum

Maighan Brown/ H.M.S/ Mr Gilbert 1

Rotational Momentum was a key struggle throughout Jason Browns golf swing.

Particularly in the backswing and through to the finishing position. From this picture

it indicates that the use of rotational momentum is not reaching the desired optimal

position. The club position is far too low, the shifting of the weight is incorrect, and

his use of Rotational Momentum appears to be inaccurate.

Once addressing the ball and performing...