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Influence of shaft length on golf driving performance

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dc.contributor.author Kenny, Ian
dc.contributor.author Wallace, Eric S.
dc.contributor.author Otto, Steve R.
dc.date.accessioned 2012-05-24T13:27:29Z
dc.date.available 2012-05-24T13:27:29Z
dc.date.issued 2008
dc.identifier.citation Kenny, I.C., Wallace, E.S. and Otto, S.R. (2008) Influence of Shaft length on golf driving performance, Sports Biomechanics, 7(3), 322-332. en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10344/2214
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract The aim of this study was to determine how shaft length affects golf driving performance. A range of drivers with lengths between 1.168m and 1.270 m, representing lengths close to the 1.219m limit imposed by R&A Rules Limited (2008), were assembled and evaluated. Clubhead and ball launch conditions and drive distance and accuracy were determined for seven category 1 golfers (handicaps 0.21 ^ 2.41) who performed shots on a purpose-built practice hole. As shaft length increased from 1.168m to 1.270 m, initial ball velocity increased (þ1.8 m/s, P , 0.01). Ball carry (þ4.3 m, P ¼ 0.152) also increased, although not significantly so. Furthermore, as shaft length increased, for all club comparisons there was no decrease in accuracy. Ball launch conditions of spin components and launch angle remained unaffected by shaft length. Launch angle increased (0.88, F ¼ 1.074, P ¼ 0.362) as driver shaft length increased. Our results show that clubhead and ball velocity together with ball carry tended to increase with no loss of accuracy. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Routledge en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Sports Biomechanics, 7(3), 322-332.
dc.rights This is an electronic version of an article published in Sport Biomechanics 2008 7(3),pp.322-332 the final version of the article as published in the print edition of Sport Biomechanics is available online at: www.tandfonline.com.http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14763140802233249 en_US
dc.subject golf en_US
dc.subject performance en_US
dc.subject engineering en_US
dc.title Influence of shaft length on golf driving performance en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US
dc.contributor.sponsor DEL CAST en_US
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US
dc.internal.authorcontactother ian.kenny@ul.ie

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