Golf Biomechanics and Club Optimization

Research Description

We have developed high-fidelity dynamic models of golfer biomechanics, flexible shafts, ball-flight aerodynamics, and clubhead-ball contact dynamics. Optimization methods are used to evaluate the effects of swing and equipment changes, in collaboration with golf club companies and professional regulatory bodies. Model validation is provided by motion capture systems, our AboutGolf simulator, pressurized air cannon, and high-speed video camera (up to 600,000 fps).

Student Researchers

William McNally 
• Behzad Danaei

Keywords and Themes

• Sports Biomechanics
• Sports Engineering
• Club Design and Optimization
• Optimal Golfer Biomechanics 
• Predictive Golf Swing Simulations 
• Human Movement Biomechanics

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