This book establishes a comprehensive understanding of the role
that shaft stiffness plays in executing a golf drive. A thorough
set of experiments was conducted to answer explicit questions
related to this goal. Specifically, how does shaft stiffness affect
clubhead speed and how does it alter clubhead orientation at
impact? What are the underlying mechanisms responsible for the
pattern of shaft deflection occurring during the downswing? For the
first time, a 3D, 6-segment forward dynamics model of a golfer and
club was developed to answer these questions. The golfer model was
optimized for maximum clubhead speed using a genetic algorithm that
determined the best activation pattern for the simulated muscles
that provided energy to the system. High speed video data of shaft
bending during the swings of actual golfers were collected to
assess the validity of the model. In addition to the findings on
shaft stiffness, the development of the model led to an
understanding of the role that passive joint forces play in
squaring the club for impact. This book also serves as a solid
introduction to forward dynamics modelling.
VDM Verlag Dr. Mueller E.K.
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