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Biomechanics and Physics of Golf

  1. Dec 13, 2006 #1
    I am trying to figure out the physics behind the golf swing which breaks down into two questions:

    The first seems relatively simple. If we model the golf swing just looking at the shoulders and arms and a driven double pendulum what equations would govern the final linear velocity of the club head at impact? What would it be on a horizontal plane with no affect of gravity.

    Secondly, how would you model the internal transfer of torque with the body generated by the golfers feet interacting with the ground and then transfer up to the hips, torso, and shoulders?

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