Relationships between highly skilled golfers' clubhead velocity and force producing capabilities during vertical jumps and an isometric mid-thigh pull

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10547/622499
Title:
Relationships between highly skilled golfers' clubhead velocity and force producing capabilities during vertical jumps and an isometric mid-thigh pull
Authors:
Wells, Jack E.T.; Mitchell, Andrew C.S.; Charalambous, Laura H.; Fletcher, Iain M.
Abstract:
Whilst previous research has highlighted significant relationships between golfers' clubhead velocity (CHV) and their vertical jump height and maximum strength, these field-based protocols were unable to measure the actual vertical ground reaction force (vGRF) variables that may correlate to performance. The aim of this study was to investigate relationships between isometric mid-thigh pull (IMTP), countermovement jump (CMJ), squat jump (SJ) and drop jump (DJ) vGRF variables and CHV in highly skilled golfers. Twenty-seven male category 1 golfers performed IMTP, CMJ, SJ and DJ on a dual force platform. The vertical jumps were used to measure positive impulse during different stretch-shortening cycle velocities, with the IMTP assessing peak force (PF) and rate of force development (RFD). Clubhead velocity was measured using a TrackMan launch monitor at a golf driving range. Pearsons correlation coefficient analyses revealed significant relationships between peak CHV and CMJ positive impulse (r = 0.788, p < 0.001), SJ positive impulse (r = 0.692; p < 0.001), DJ positive impulse (r = 0.561, p < 0.01), PF (r = 0.482, p < 0.01), RFD from 0-150 ms (r = 0.343, p < 0.05) and RFD from 0-200 ms (r = 0.398, p < 0.05). The findings from this investigation indicate strong relationships between vertical ground reaction force variables and clubhead velocity.
Affiliation:
University of Bedfordshire
Citation:
Wells JET, Mitchell ACS, Charalambous LH, Fletcher IM (2018) 'Relationships between highly skilled golfers' clubhead velocity and force producing capabilities during vertical jumps and an isometric mid-thigh pull', Journal of Sports Sciences, 36 (16), pp.1847-1851.
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Journal:
Journal of Sports Sciences
Issue Date:
4-Jan-2018
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10547/622499
DOI:
10.1080/02640414.2018.1423611
PubMed ID:
29300147
Additional Links:
http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/02640414.2018.1423611
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
0264-0414
Appears in Collections:
Sport and physical activity

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dc.contributor.authorWells, Jack E.T.en
dc.contributor.authorMitchell, Andrew C.S.en
dc.contributor.authorCharalambous, Laura H.en
dc.contributor.authorFletcher, Iain M.en
dc.date.accessioned2018-02-16T12:31:43Z-
dc.date.available2018-02-16T12:31:43Z-
dc.date.issued2018-01-04-
dc.identifier.citationWells JET, Mitchell ACS, Charalambous LH, Fletcher IM (2018) 'Relationships between highly skilled golfers' clubhead velocity and force producing capabilities during vertical jumps and an isometric mid-thigh pull', Journal of Sports Sciences, 36 (16), pp.1847-1851.en
dc.identifier.issn0264-0414-
dc.identifier.pmid29300147-
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/02640414.2018.1423611-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10547/622499-
dc.description.abstractWhilst previous research has highlighted significant relationships between golfers' clubhead velocity (CHV) and their vertical jump height and maximum strength, these field-based protocols were unable to measure the actual vertical ground reaction force (vGRF) variables that may correlate to performance. The aim of this study was to investigate relationships between isometric mid-thigh pull (IMTP), countermovement jump (CMJ), squat jump (SJ) and drop jump (DJ) vGRF variables and CHV in highly skilled golfers. Twenty-seven male category 1 golfers performed IMTP, CMJ, SJ and DJ on a dual force platform. The vertical jumps were used to measure positive impulse during different stretch-shortening cycle velocities, with the IMTP assessing peak force (PF) and rate of force development (RFD). Clubhead velocity was measured using a TrackMan launch monitor at a golf driving range. Pearsons correlation coefficient analyses revealed significant relationships between peak CHV and CMJ positive impulse (r = 0.788, p < 0.001), SJ positive impulse (r = 0.692; p < 0.001), DJ positive impulse (r = 0.561, p < 0.01), PF (r = 0.482, p < 0.01), RFD from 0-150 ms (r = 0.343, p < 0.05) and RFD from 0-200 ms (r = 0.398, p < 0.05). The findings from this investigation indicate strong relationships between vertical ground reaction force variables and clubhead velocity.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherTaylor & Francisen
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/02640414.2018.1423611en
dc.rightsGreen - can archive pre-print and post-print or publisher's version/PDF-
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/*
dc.subjectbiomechanicsen
dc.subjectC600 Sports Scienceen
dc.subjectgolfen
dc.subjectclubhead velocityen
dc.subjectvertical ground reaction forceen
dc.subjectstrenght and conditioningen
dc.subjectpeak forceen
dc.subjectimpulseen
dc.subjectstretch-shortening cycleen
dc.titleRelationships between highly skilled golfers' clubhead velocity and force producing capabilities during vertical jumps and an isometric mid-thigh pullen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Bedfordshireen
dc.identifier.journalJournal of Sports Sciencesen
dc.date.updated2018-02-16T12:06:07Z-

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