Navigation Links
When it comes to putting, Tiger and Nicklaus
Date:7/14/2008

Golfers who heed the advice of instructors to keep their heads perfectly still while putting may be hampering their game, according to a study that examined coordination patterns.

The research appears in the July issue of the Journal of Motor Behavior.

Tim Lee, professor of kinesiology at McMaster University and a golfer himselfsays the findings run contrary to conventional wisdom, or at least conventional golf wisdom.

"Jack Nicklaus says the premier technical cause of missed putts is head movement; Tiger Woods believes that even a fraction of head movement can throw a putting path off course," says Lee. "Therefore, it would seem that based on what the experts say good putters keep their heads absolutely still from start to finish."

The putting stroke is used more frequently than any other during a round of golf, regardless of skill. In 2007, putts represented 41.3 per cent of total strokes taken by members of the PGA tour, and 40 percent for members of the LPGA.

Lee and his team assembled two groups of golfers: one group comprised 11 volunteers, aged 21 to 56, and with a handicap range of 12 and 40; and another group of professional and low-handicap golfers, aged 24-52.

Using an infrared tracking system, researchers recorded the putter head and the golfer's head during sixty putts.

Surprisingly, both expert and less-skilled golfers moved their heads about the same amount during the execution of putts. The big difference was in the direction: less-skilled golfers moved in an allocentric direction moving their head in the same direction and timing as the motion of the putter; the expert golfers moved in a tightly coupled but egocentric direction moving their head in the opposite direction as the putter, but timed similarly to reverse when the putter reversed.

"The exact reasons for the opposite coordination patterns are not entirely clear," says Lee. "However, we suspect that the d
'/>"/>

Contact: Michelle Donovan
donovam@mcmaster.ca
905-525-9140
McMaster University
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. MRI finds breast cancer before it becomes dangerous
2. Comparison of obstetric outcomes between on-call and patients own obstetricians
3. Continued Statin Use Boosts Post-Stroke Outcomes
4. Video: Nutrition Comes to NASCAR
5. MinuteClinic Becomes Participating Provider with Assurant Health
6. QI projects may -- or may not -- improve patient safety and outcomes
7. Hospitals Could Improve Outcomes for Patients and Save Millions According to Hill-Rom 10th Annual Pressure Ulcer Survey
8. Neusoft Becomes First Global Growth Company Partner of World Economic Forum
9. Michael Moores SiCKO Becomes the Third Highest Grossing Documentary of All Time Surpassing An Inconvenient Truth
10. Womens World Banking Welcomes New Network Member From Tunisia
11. Bypass Off-Pump Boosts Womens Outcomes
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:4/21/2015)... (PRWEB) April 21, 2015 The ... than 275 leading life sciences organizations, released the ... Radcliffe regarding California State Assembly Bill (AB) 463: ... dedicated to the development of treatments and cures ... have deep concerns regarding AB 463, the so-called ...
(Date:4/21/2015)... (PRWEB) April 21, 2015 The joint ... today it is opening its first freestanding emergency room ... Chandler, Arizona and will be licensed under Dignity Health ... Dignity Health and Adeptus Health joint venture. , Tim ... and Mercy Gilbert Medical Centers said the new facility ...
(Date:4/21/2015)... April 21, 2015 AvePoint, ... and devices, today announced a new enhancement to ... new Microsoft Office 365 Management Activity API. This integration ... fully audit and take action on all events that ... new Office 365 Management Activity API provides customers with ...
(Date:4/21/2015)... MA (PRWEB) April 21, 2015 ... mobility services, has been recognized by the Boston Business ... The ranking was announced at a recent event ... annual list of the fastest-growing private companies in Massachusetts. ... businesses in the state that recorded the fastest revenue ...
(Date:4/21/2015)... 21, 2015 Lowcostcarinsuranceprice.com has released a new ... insurance for SUVs. , SUVs are large vehicles ... between an SUV and a smaller regular car shows that ... surviving. This makes SUV safer in crashes, but these large ... certain situation. , It is now possible to find ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:California Healthcare Institute Statement on AB 463 2Health News:California Healthcare Institute Statement on AB 463 3Health News:Dignity Health and Adeptus Health to Open First Freestanding Emergency Room in Chandler, Arizona 2Health News:Dignity Health and Adeptus Health to Open First Freestanding Emergency Room in Chandler, Arizona 3Health News:AvePoint Integrates Microsoft Office 365 Management Activity API into DocAve Policy Enforcer for Proactive SharePoint Monitoring 2Health News:AvePoint Integrates Microsoft Office 365 Management Activity API into DocAve Policy Enforcer for Proactive SharePoint Monitoring 3Health News:Wireless Analytics Ranked as 25th Fastest Growing Private Company in Massachusetts 2Health News:Auto Insurance Quotes For SUVs Are Available Online 2
... appear to be more predictive of three year prostate ... with a family history of prostate cancer, according to ... a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research. ... were just naturally higher in African-American men, suggesting a ...
... vital to certain types of memory, size matters. Numerous studies ... found that elderly adults who are more physically fit tend ... who are less fit. , The study, in the journal ... adults accounts for about 40 percent of their advantage in ...
... program for promoting healthy lifestyleATLANTA, Feb. 24 ... Youth for a Healthy Future Champion Award from ... Something Better (ING RFSB) program. The Healthy Youth ... and showcasing those communities throughout the nation that ...
... calcium among most popular supplements, according to survey - WASHINGTON, ... Aside from the usual staples of cereal, coffee filters, ... of American adults who take vitamins and other supplements every ... to the 2008 CRN Consumer Survey on Dietary Supplements ...
... and states reconsider funding for abstinence-only programs, the largest ... classes reveals that abstinence programs are plagued with factual ... and actively discourage the use of condoms to protect ... Texas Freedom Network Education Fund - Just Say ...
... technique to detect pancreatic cancer, researchers found they could ... benign, pre-cancerous, or even early stage indicators called mucinous ... for, yet deadly if ignored. The pancreas is extremely ... symptoms, the cancer is usually detected too late. , ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Physical fitness improves spatial memory, increases size of brain structure 2Health News:ING Run For Something Better Receives Healthy Youth for a Healthy Future Champion Award 2Health News:ING Run For Something Better Receives Healthy Youth for a Healthy Future Champion Award 3Health News:ING Run For Something Better Receives Healthy Youth for a Healthy Future Champion Award 4Health News:Consumers and Healthcare Professionals Agree - Kitchen Cabinet is Home for My Supplements 2Health News:Consumers and Healthcare Professionals Agree - Kitchen Cabinet is Home for My Supplements 3Health News:New Texas Study Reveals Serious Flaws in Abstinence Programs 2Health News:Determining risk for pancreatic cancer 2
(Date:4/21/2015)... , April 21, 2015 A groundbreaking new, ... known as the Acessa™ procedure is now readily available ... women aged 25-55 who suffer from this ... FACOG, the inventor and world,s leading practitioner of this ... myomectomy, has helped establish two new Los ...
(Date:4/21/2015)... Oxfordshire ... than doubled its overseas sales in just 4 years. ... the Queen,s Award for Enterprise, for Outstanding Achievement in ... HealthScience Communications consultancy, helping its clients bring new medicines ... more than doubled its exports in just 4 years, ...
(Date:4/21/2015)... Cardiologists at Henry Ford Hospital have implanted a ... an irregular heartbeat. With only handful of hospitals ... is able to add another option to its arsenal of ... heart,s ability to pump. "This is a ... Watchman implant at a non-clinical trial site," says cardiologist ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:New Minimally Invasive Treatment for Uterine Fibroids Offers Life-Changing Relief, Without a Hysterectomy, to 1 Million Southern California Women 2New Minimally Invasive Treatment for Uterine Fibroids Offers Life-Changing Relief, Without a Hysterectomy, to 1 Million Southern California Women 3New Minimally Invasive Treatment for Uterine Fibroids Offers Life-Changing Relief, Without a Hysterectomy, to 1 Million Southern California Women 4Queen's Award Crowns Achievements of Local Consultancy 2Queen's Award Crowns Achievements of Local Consultancy 3Queen's Award Crowns Achievements of Local Consultancy 4Queen's Award Crowns Achievements of Local Consultancy 5Stroke Risk Caused by Abnormal Heart Rhythm Reduced Without Blood Thinners 2Stroke Risk Caused by Abnormal Heart Rhythm Reduced Without Blood Thinners 3
... BOTHELL, Wash., April 6, 2011 BioLife Solutions, Inc. ... grade biopreservation media products for cells and tissues, today ... ended March 31, 2011. This represents 6% sequential growth ... growth from the first quarter of 2010.   ...
... Detroit Medical Center (DMC) Cardiovascular Institute (CVI) announced today ... heart-care by implanting the newly available "Protecta" defibrillator in ... took place at the DMC March 30, marked the ... implanted in a cardiac patient anywhere in the Midwest. ...
Cached Medicine Technology:BioLife Solutions Announces Record Quarterly Revenue 2BioLife Solutions Announces Record Quarterly Revenue 3BioLife Solutions Announces Record Quarterly Revenue 4DMC Cardiovascular Institute First in Midwest to Implant New "Protecta" Defibrillator in a Cardiac Patient 2DMC Cardiovascular Institute First in Midwest to Implant New "Protecta" Defibrillator in a Cardiac Patient 3
... SmartPLUG from Medennium is an innovative ... or tear duct, and conserve the ... to fit a range of punctum ... acrylic material, SmartPLUG adjusts to the ...
Provides quick freezing and quick defrosting. Lightweight probe tips have high conductivity silver. Useful for Cataract, Retinal Detachment, Glaucoma and Intra-vitreal surgery. Includes either one ca...
Khosla Precision and Quality in Medical and Surgical Products....
Khosla Precision and Quality in Medical and Surgical Products....
Medicine Products: