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Physical Determinants of Golf Swing Performance : Considerations for Youth Golfers

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posted on 2023-09-26, 16:03 authored by James Shaw, Zachariah I. Gould, Jon L. Oliver, Rhodri S. Lloyd
In the sport of golf, club head speed has been associated with higher skill levels in golfers and lower overall scoring. Research has shown that club head speed is an important measure of golf swing performance that can be enhanced with appropriate strength and conditioning interventions. Understanding the determinants of club head speed can help inform the design of testing batteries for talent identification and talent development of youth golfers. This review aims to highlight the current literature surrounding the biomechanical and physical determinants of golf swing performance and to examine the available tests that can be used to test these determinants in youth golfers.


This work was funded by internally available funds and is made available under the requirements of the Cardiff Met Open Research Policy


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Strength and Conditioning Journal


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Shaw, J., Gould, Z.I., Oliver, J.L. and Lloyd, R.S. (2021) 'Physical Determinants of Golf Swing Performance: Considerations for Youth Golfers', Strength & Conditioning Journal. DOI: 10.1519/SSC.0000000000000689

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Cardiff Met Affiliation

  • Cardiff School of Sport and Health Sciences

Cardiff Met Authors

James Shaw Zaccariah I. Gould Jon L. Oliver Rhodri S. Lloyd

Cardiff Met Research Centre/Group

  • High Performance
  • Youth Physical Development

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This is a non-final version of an article published in final form in Strength & Conditioning Journal


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