Friday, September 19, 2014
Swing Catalyst at Golf Europe 2014 - International Golf Exhibition
McGhie has a PhD in biomechanics from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, where he did research on traction and impact absorption of artificial turf. He's also previously published a paper on muscle activity and force in cycling, and taught biomechanics and data collection/analysis at both undergraduate and graduate level at the university.
"Most golfers have some abstract notion of using the ground to generate force in the golf swing," says McGhie. "With the Swing Catalyst 3D Motion Plate, a unique combination of pressure plate and force plate technology, the exact amount of force the golfer generates through the ground is measured, making this knowledge concrete. The torque produced at the feet is important both for the ability to transfer force to the club and for the ability to control the magnitude and direction of body rotations, which are instrumental elements of the swing."
Read more articles from Dr. David McGhie on ground forces in the golf swing: https://www.swingcatalyst.com/learning-center/articles