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|Subject: The Ergonomics of Golf Sat Sep 29, 2012 10:56 pm|| |
here's some information about The Ergonomics of Golf which you may find useful for information as well as put them into practice and prevention of injury. it will save a lot of trip to Dr Du and may also help you in selecting the right equipment for your play.
The Ergonomics of Golf by Tamara Mitchell, MA
Tamara is a human factors engineer with a background in design and analysis. She earned her Masters degree in psychology at San Jose State University, conducting her masters thesis at NASA Ames Research Center on the topic of visual perception anomalies potentially leading to pilot landing errors. After earning her degrees, she worked at General Electric in Daytona Beach, Florida and Link Flight Simulation in Sunnyvale, California as a human factors engineer, systems analyst, and supervisor of digital visual database design and production.
Today, Tamara works as an ergonomics consultant to SRI International in Menlo Park, CA. She is responsible for:
ergonomics publicity and outreach
ergonomic product demonstration center
workplace evaluations and consultations
ergonomics intranet website
computer database and financial tracking systems
During a ten-year interval between her employment in the flight simulation industry and her involvement in the ergonomics field, Tamara was an award-winning jewelry designer and goldsmith. The experience in the jewelry industry provided first-hand experience in production along with the human factors and ergonomic problems involved in manufacturing
notable findings on the Ergonomics of Golf...
Most golf injuries are preventable with appropriate equipment, proper swing technique, a good conditioning program, and a daily warm-up and stretching routine.
Choose proper equipment.
• Materials. Modern shafts made out of alternative materials are lighter and more flexible, and are reported to be capable of absorbing more vibratory forces than steel. Golfers with degenerative arthritis and other upper extremity problems may be able to reduce the stress to their joints by using graphite, titanium, and other force- dampening shafts. Unfortunately lighter and more flexible shafts are much more expensive and typically do not perform as consistently as their steel counterparts.1
• Shaft length. Due to the prolonged periods of time golfers are in a forward flexed, and somewhat rotated, position, long-shafted putters are recommended for golfers with lumbar (lower back) problems.
• Cavity-backed irons. If you have elbow pain, using cavity-backed irons, which have larger heads and "sweet spots", will dampen the vibrations transmitted to the wrists and forearms from off-center hits.
Take lessons and attend clinics.
The best way to develop proper swing mechanics is to work with a PGA professional instructor who can watch your swing and give you specific guidance to improve your technique and reduce your risk for injury. There are lots of books on the subject of golf, but you will never be able to see what you are doing wrong by reading books. The help of a professional observer can correct problems with your swing.
here're the links:
The Ergonomics of Golf - Part 1
The Ergonomics of Golf - Part 2
disclaimer - we are not trying to sell more Steefiber or BFG irons but it looks like its the right ergonomical thing to do.
have fun discovering.
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|Subject: Re: The Ergonomics of Golf Sat Sep 29, 2012 11:39 pm|| |
+100 Thanks for sharing Eric
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|Subject: Re: The Ergonomics of Golf Sun Sep 30, 2012 1:01 am|| |
Really useful info. Thanks for sharing!
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|Subject: Re: The Ergonomics of Golf Sun Sep 30, 2012 12:26 pm|| |
thanks! duly noted on this
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|Subject: Re: The Ergonomics of Golf Sun Sep 30, 2012 9:01 pm|| |
hopefully golfers can avoid injury and get better with their game with better ergonomics.
i was personally surprise that using non cavity back was a possible cause of injury.
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