The Effect of biological movement variability on the performance of the golf swing in high- and low- handicapped players
Bradshaw, E. J, Keogh, J. W, Hume, P. A, Maulder, P. S, Nortje, J. & Marnewick, M. (2009). The Effect of biological movement variability on the performance of the golf swing in high- and low- handicapped players. Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport,80(2), 185-196. Reston,VA,United States of America: American Association for Health Education. Retrieved from https://doi.org/10.1080/02701367.2009.10599552
The purpose of this study was to examine the role of neuromotor noise on golf swing performance in high- and low-handicap players. Selected two-dimensional kinematic measures of 20 male golfers (n = 10 per high- or low-handicap group) performing 10 golf swings with a 5-iron club was obtained through video analysis. Neuromotor noise was calculated by deducting the standard error of the measurement from the coefficient of variation obtained from intra-individual analysis. Statistical methods included linear regression analysis and one-way analysis of variance using SPSS. Absolute invariance in the key technical positions (e.g., at the top of the backswing) of the golf swing appears to be a more favorable technique for skilled performance.