Navigation Links
Walking Golf Course Affects Swing, Performance
Date:6/6/2008

Over time, players less able to transfer weight on shots, so being in shape can improve scores

FRIDAY, June 6 (HealthDay News) -- If you walk rather than ride a cart when you golf, you'll be adding more exercise to your life -- and maybe more strokes to your score, a new report suggests.

When walking 18 holes, a golfer's swing and mechanics change for the worse, causing the player to hit the ball with less distance and accuracy, according to a study presented at the American College of Sports Medicine annual meeting, May 28-31, in Indianapolis.

Researchers studied seven recreational golfers, who typically average a score between 80 and 95, who walked while carrying a weighted golf bag during a simulated golf game. The one female and six male golfers walked 6 miles in total in 1-mile increments. Before the first mile, and after each subsequent mile, each player hit 20 tee shots, totaling 140 tee shots for the round.

Researchers found that over time, the golfers were less able to properly transfer weight to their front leg on a swing, resulting in less club head velocity that could affect how far the ball would travel. The study also showed that over time, the angles of the front knee and ankle at the top the swing changed, a development that could affect a shot's accuracy.

"I think many golfers are realizing that their bodies are the most important tool they have in the golf swing, and that improving physical fitness may be more helpful than expensive golf clubs," researcher Nick R. Higdon said in a prepared statement. "The study suggests that golf mechanics change and performance may decline the longer the golfer walks and swings. Getting in better shape may help golfers combat the effects of fatigue while playing golf."

More information

The U.S. National Library of Medicine has more about spo
'/>"/>

Copyright©2008 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. New report shows locomotor training restores walking function in child with spinal cord injury
2. Sen. Kennedy Up and Walking After Brain Tumor Surgery
3. Treatment improves walking ability of Parkinsons patients
4. Genetic mutation linked to walking on all 4s
5. Brisk Walking Lowers Blood Pressure, Increases Fitness in Obese
6. Common Drug Eases Leg Pain From Walking
7. Honda to Showcase Experimental Walking Assist Device
8. Start! Walking America: The American Heart Associations National Start! Walking Day Is April 16
9. MultiVu Video Feed: Podiatrists Keep America Walking
10. Video: Start! Walking America: The American Heart Associations National Start! Walking Day Is April 16
11. Sleep deprivation used to diagnose sleepwalking
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:12/26/2014)... England (PRWEB) December 26, 2014 The ... take place March 24-28, 2015 in Rome, Italy and ... line-up includes workshops on a wide variety ... as well as peak performance training in athletes. The ... around the world. , Biofeedback monitoring allows clients to ...
(Date:12/26/2014)... (PRWEB) December 26, 2014 Pentec Health, ... in the state of Pennsylvania for 2014. The awards ... statewide programs of its kind in the country. The ... the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development, the ... Management and the Central Penn Business Journal. ...
(Date:12/25/2014)... (PRWEB) December 26, 2014 This is ... of the global Sterilizers industry with a focus on ... the market status of the Sterilizers manufacturers and is ... and individuals interested in the industry. This report provides ... applications and manufacturing technology. In this part, the report ...
(Date:12/25/2014)... York (PRWEB) December 25, 2014 Product ... DePuy ASR hip recall ( http://www.consumerinjurylawyers.com/DePuy/ ) continue to ... According to an Order issued in the U.S. District ... Court will convene an open conference on January 7, ... United States Courthouse in West Palm Beach, Florida. The ...
(Date:12/25/2014)... The short film “Color of Honor” by young ... a true 9/11 hero, Welles Remy Crowther. It has been ... hours of Nuremberg International Short Film Festival and the 8th ... screenwriter and director Luciana Lagana plays the mother of ... husband, Gregory Graham - Graham plays a heroic ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Final Workshop Line-up Announced for 18th Annual Biofeedback Conference in Rome, Italy 2Health News:Pentec Health Ranks Fourteenth on The Best Places to Work in PA for 2014 2Health News:Pentec Health Ranks Fourteenth on The Best Places to Work in PA for 2014 3Health News:Sterilizers Industry Global and Chinese Analysis for 2009-2019 Now Available at ReportsnReports.com 2Health News:Sterilizers Industry Global and Chinese Analysis for 2009-2019 Now Available at ReportsnReports.com 3Health News:Federal Court Overseeing DePuy ASR Hip Lawsuit Set to Convene Conference in January, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 2Health News:Federal Court Overseeing DePuy ASR Hip Lawsuit Set to Convene Conference in January, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 3Health News:The True 9/11 Hero Story “Color of Honor” Premieres in Germany and Bangladesh: Luciana Lagana Plays the Mother of the Lead and Co-Produces with Blaise Dolcemaschio. 2Health News:The True 9/11 Hero Story “Color of Honor” Premieres in Germany and Bangladesh: Luciana Lagana Plays the Mother of the Lead and Co-Produces with Blaise Dolcemaschio. 3
... Court on Wednesday rejected to consider Delhi government's plea ... three years to three-and-a-half years//. The division bench of ... the matter to the Ganguly committee, which has ... admission procedures for nursery classes. ,The committee ...
... Mexico's Defense Services will be bound by a Supreme Court ... were fired due to their health condition. , ,Last ... discharge soldiers and naval officers with HIV or AIDS. They ... medically unsuitable for work. ,Senior officials in the ...
... of his head to top him, , Nor out of his ... to be equal to him, , Under his arm to be protected, ... ,Each year, from the 4th to the 10th of March, ... Week . The celebrations, which reach their crescendo on the 8th, the ...
... counsellor set afire by his patient Tuesday is fighting ... College hospital// in Jabalpur where the incident occurred, the ... suffered 80 percent burns when he was set on ... counsellor had refused to advise Jaiswal on medicines for ...
... who was seen visibly limping at a film awards function ... film 'Drona' in Bikaner last month. ,'She ... ignored it and kept shooting right through the injury. Because ... Filmfare awards show and even in parliament,' Amitabh Bachchan, Jaya's ...
... a study that adds to a weight of evidence on ... peppers their zing. ,According to the latest study ... Chung Hsing University in Taiwan, capsaicin makes fat cells self-destruct, ... result of the study is reported in the Journal of ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Diminishing Differences and Empowering Eves 2Health News:Diminishing Differences and Empowering Eves 3
(Date:12/24/2014)... , Dec. 23, 2014 ResMed (NYSE: ... patent infringement action against Chinese medical device manufacturer BMC Medical ... ruled today that BMC,s masks listed below infringe ResMed,s patents, ... selling these masks in the United States ... N2 nasal mask , Willow nasal pillows mask ...
(Date:12/24/2014)... , Dec. 23, 2014   Assurex Health, ... support to healthcare providers for behavioral health and ... secured $30 million in equity financing from new ... Drosos , President and Chief Executive Officer. ... and development of Assurex Health,s GeneSight ® ...
(Date:12/24/2014)... 2014 Tianyin Pharmaceutical Co., Inc. (NYSE ... patented biopharmaceutical, modernized traditional Chinese medicine (mTCM), branded ... that the Company achieved the Public Notice (Gong ... certificate of TPI,s Qionglai Facility (QLF) from the ... notice period is a significant procedure of GMP ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:ResMed Wins Patent Infringement Lawsuit Against Chinese Manufacturer BMC Medical 2Assurex Health Secures $30 Million Financing Round to Continue Growth in Neuropsychiatric Pharmacogenomics 2Assurex Health Secures $30 Million Financing Round to Continue Growth in Neuropsychiatric Pharmacogenomics 3Assurex Health Secures $30 Million Financing Round to Continue Growth in Neuropsychiatric Pharmacogenomics 4TPI QLF Achieved Public Notice Status of GMP Certification 2TPI QLF Achieved Public Notice Status of GMP Certification 3
... 23, 2012 Lexicon Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: ... M.D., Ph.D. , Lexicon,s president and chief executive officer, will ... Tuesday, February 28, 2012, at 10:30 a.m. Eastern Time.  Dr. ... and milestones. A live webcast of the ...
... 23, 2012 Millennium Laboratories announced today new ... prescribing practices that lead to better patient outcomes. ... (AAPM) Annual Meeting, Millennium is sponsoring two educational ... practices; and a symposium to address medication-taking behaviors ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Lexicon Pharmaceuticals to Present at the RBC Healthcare Conference 2Millennium Laboratories Sponsors Physician Education on Safe Opioid Prescribing at American Academy of Pain Medicine Annual Meeting 2Millennium Laboratories Sponsors Physician Education on Safe Opioid Prescribing at American Academy of Pain Medicine Annual Meeting 3
... Ultra is a fully adjustable, air-displacement pipette ... is the latest member of the Pipetman ... robustness, accuracy, and precision. We also added ... from our customers. Eight models cover the ...
... Seven digital models cover the range from ... liquid fluently. Volume lock design prevents inadvertent ... the horizontal grip. Whole pipette is autoclavable ... ejector is all polypropylene. Suitable for one-handed ...
... offers improved ergonomics for today's exacting ... grippy finger rest and the large ... efficiency. Finnpipette Digitals also feature soft-touch ... (pat. pend.) and super blow-out for ...
... areas of cardiac anesthesia, cardiac ... it is essential to include ... motorized TEE transducer with Steerable ... Echo technology allows imaging frequencies ...
Medicine Products: