Eye and Head Movements During the Golf Putting Stroke

  • George K. Hung
Part of the Bioengineering, Mechanics, and Materials: Principles and Applications in Sports book series (BEPS, volume 1)


Sports medicine is becoming a very popular means of addressing specific questions posed by athletes concerning the body’s forces and actions during athletic motions. It has, for example, provided valuable information about the golf swing and physical forces impacting on the golf ball (Hay, 1978; Nicklaus and Bowden, 2002). Much of this information has been obtained using high-speed photography (Barnes, 1919; Bobby Jones’ swing photograph, 1939; Indeed, the components of the golf swing have been studied in great detail over past 50 years. However, there is a surprising lack of objective simultaneous measurements of eye and head motion during the golf swing, especially in putting.


Head Movement Head Rotation Golf Swing Artificial Turf Forward Stroke 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • George K. Hung
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  1. 1.Dept. of Biomedical EngineeringRutgers UniversityPiscataway

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