The purpose of this study was to quantitate wrist motion and club head/ball impact force during golf swing using a laboratory environment. A regular straight club handle was compared to a new BioCurve handle design with a 19-degree ulnar bend. Wrist motion, club head velocity, ball impact force and location, and isometric torsional strength using two different club handles were measured and compared in 15 male and 10 female golfers with different handicaps. The maximum range of wrist motion occurring in the driving (right) hand was 109 deg. in extension/flexion, and 52 deg. in ulnar/radial deviation. The BioCurve handle had a significant reduction in ulnar deviation for the power (left) hand at the point of ball impact when compared with the regular straight handle. The BioCurve handle reduces wrist ulnar deviation and provides stronger grip which may be beneficial in diminishing or preventing wrist injuries.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||5|
|State||Published - 1987|
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