Muscle activity during the golf swing

A. McHardy*, H. Pollard

*Corresponding author for this work

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In the right hands, the golf swing is a motion that inspires looks of awe from the public. It is a complex movement of the whole body to generate power to a golf ball to propel the ball great distances with accuracy. This movement relies on the coordinated sequence of muscle activation to produce a fluid and reproducible movement. This paper reviews the literature on golf swing related muscle activity. The phases of this activity are discussed with a view to assisting the practitioner in understanding the swing. Such understanding may help in the management of the injured golfer.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)799-804
Number of pages6
JournalBritish Journal of Sports Medicine
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2005


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