I've been getting a lot of questions lately on what technical studies have influenced me in my teaching. The following below is a list of some of the more popular research papers that I have read to understand the golf swing at a much deeper level. It is not necessary for the average golfer to comprehend this knowledge at the kinetic level, however it does not hurt to understand the findings reported in these papers.
I also believe it is essential for swing coaches to have a grasp of what science is putting out so that we can sift through all the BS and actually know what methods are based on myth and what methods can validate our teachings. Every swing coach is only going to get better at what he does when their teachings are based on facts.
LIST OF RESOURCES
Study focuses on club path relationship to body
A study showing the differences in body parts in angular velocities.
Body segment timing differences between pros and amateurs. This report validates my earlier blog post about the golf swing being a system of gears.
Using the 4 segments in the body. Findings show importance of wrists working in flexion to square clubface in the downswing.
For club design implications: