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David Thomas
04-27-1993, 01:05 AM
Dear Biomech-l subscribers:

A few weeks ago, I requested information on the mechanics of
golfing. I wish to take this opportunity to thank those of you who
replied and sent information. As requested, please find attached a
list of the resources that I have received. Thank you once again, and
let me know if I can return the favor.


David Q. Thomas, Ph.D.
Dept. of Human Performance
Rice University
Houston, TX

A Selected Bibliography on the Mechanics of Golf

Budney DR, Bellow DG (1979) Kinematic analysis of the golf
swing, Research Quarterly, 50: 171-179.

Chao, Tamai, Cahalan and Cooney; "Biomechanics of golf swing as
related to club handle design." pages 107-112 in ASME
Biomechanics in Sport - A 1987 Update. (Presented at the
winter annual meeting of the American Society of Mechanical
Engineers, Boston, Mass. December 13-18, 1987).

Cochran A, Stobbs J (1968) The search for the perfect swing, JB
Lippincott, Philadelphia, PA.

Cooper, J.M. et al. (1974) Kinematic and kinetic analysis of the
golf swing. BIOMECHANICS IV (Eds) Nelson & Moorehouse
Baltimore: Univ. Park Press (pp 298-305).

Jorgensen T (1970) On the dynamics of the swing of the golf
club, American Journal of Physics, 38: 644-651.

Lampsa MA (1975) Maximizing distance of the golf drive: an
optimal control study, ASME Journal of Dynamic Systems,
Measurement and Control, 97G: 362-367.

Neal & Wilson, 1985. 3D Kinematics and Kinetics of the
golf swing. IJSB,1 (3),221-232.

Vaughan CL (1981) A three-dimensional analysis of the forces
and torques applied by a golfer during the downswing,
Biomechanics VII-B, (edited by Morecki et al.), Polish Scientific
Publishers, Warsaw, pp. 325-331.

White, Charles, (March,1993). Golf: A novel application for PC data
acquisition. Sensors. 63-68.

Williams D (1967) The dynamics of the golf swing, Quarterly
Journal of Mechanics and Applied Mathematics, 20(2): 247-

XIII ISB Abstracts J. Biomech 1992 711
Shaft flexibility J. Biomech 1992 975
Hub of swing Int. J. Sport Biomech 1992 320
EMG shoulder Am. J. Sport Med. 1989 782
Rotator cuff Am. J. Sport Med. 1986 388
Milburn Med. Sci. Spts. Ex. 1982 60
EMG shoulder Am. J. Sport Med. 1990 137
Cahalan et al. Am. J. Sport Med. 1991 288
foot mechanics Med. Sci. Spts. Ex. 1983 247
Weight transfer Res. Quart. Ex. Spt. 1985 361
Matched clubs Res. Quart. Ex. Spt. 1982 185
Carlsoo J. Spt. Med. & Phy. Fit. 1967 76
Grip pressure Res. Quart. 1979 272
3D kinematics Int. J. Sport Biomech 1985 221
Nago J. Spt. Med. & Phy. Fit 1973 4
Nago J. Spt. Med. & Phy. Fit 1974 55