Detailed Outline of the Certification Process

I  Understanding Biomechanics and Kinesiology and How They Apply to the Golf Swing

by Top BioSwing Dynamics Instructor Chris Como and BioMechanist Kunal Singhal.

1. Introduction to Biomechanics

a. What is Biomechanics?
b. History
c. Scope of Biomechanics
d. Application to Golf

2. Basic Anatomy

a. Axis & Planes

i. Classification of axis
ii. Classification of planes
iii. Movements, joints and planes

b. Joints

i. Classification of joints
ii. Stability and mobility

c. Bones

i. Types of bones
ii. Material constituents of bones

d. Muscles

i. Types of muscles
ii. Properties of muscles
iii. Types of contractions
iv. Motor unit
v. Force-velocity and length-tension relationship

3. Kinematics

a. Linear

i. Position
ii. Displacement
iii. Velocity
iv. Acceleration

b. Angular

i. Position
ii. Displacement
iii. Velocity
iv. Acceleration

4. Kinetics

a. Basic concepts

i. Mass
ii. Force
iii. Newton’s Laws of motion
iv. Torque
v. Pressure

b. Linear

i. Momentum
ii. Impulse
iii. Power
iv. Work & Energy

c. Angular

i. Moment of inertia
ii. Momentum
iii. Resultant joint moments & force
iv. Power
v. Work & Energy

Research and application

5.  3D Motion Analysis

a. Data acquisition

i. Motion
ii. Body model: Markers, Reference frames
iii. Cameras and sampling rate
iv. Force Acquisition

b. Processing

i. Noise
ii. Filtering

c. Analysis techniques

i. Inverse dynamics
ii. Forward dynamics
iii. Dynamic Systems Theory & Non-linear dynamics

6. Ground Reaction Force

a. Definition
b. Importance
c. Application

7. Ancillary Research Technologies

a. Pressure plates
b. EMGs

8. Research and Latest advances

a. Analysis of methods
b. Modeling and simulation
c. Interpretation and application

Utilizing Technology (3D, Video, Trackman, forceplates)

II   The Screening and Evaluating of Your Students
The Program is a revolutionary program to test the students and zero in on their swing strengths, weaknesses, type, and how to implement a program to help them “Own Their Swing”
 The program is called “Cracking the Golf Swing Code-Helping the Student to Own Their Golf Swing”

Testing and Evaluating Each Students:

  • Lower Body Action (Lateral, Rotary (one post, two post (rt hip-left hip or pelvis-left hip)
  • Hip Speed (Matching grip, posture, ball position and stance to hip speed)
  • Natural Plane (Right Arm, Shaft or Shoulder)
  • Finding Students Natural Set Up (Posture, grip, stance (foot flare and width), ball position, aim and alignment)
  • Determining Hinge Type (vertical, horizontal, or diagonal)
  • Determining if students swing is one plane, two plane, or slot swing
  • Determining Linkage (front, middle or rear)
  • Determining how the trail arm works (in back swing- under, side on or on top -at top, and on downswing)
  • Determining Release Type
  • Drills to build students optimal swing type
  • “Understanding and Dealing with Structural, Muscular and Postural Limitations”

Test will determine : Posture Type (Forward, Under, or Rotated Posture)

  • Hip and Leg Range of Motion
  • Neck Range of Motion
  • Lat Range of Motion
  • Trunk Rotation
  • Shoulder Range of Motion (left and right)
  • Determine Dominant Power Source

III Understanding Cause and Effect an incredible program to determine the root cause of swing problems and how to apply the correct them

IV Explosive Golf Training

This part of the program will be administered by Biomechanist Chris Welsh, he has developed an incredible program on how to train golfers to build a repeatable golf swing and how to develop explosive power.

V Putting

(Putter design and how it effects aim and mechanics, diagnosing, evaluating, and fixing the putting stroke) By David Edel

VI Short Game

Understanding wedge design, teaching the shots to aid the student in scoring turning the wedges into weapons.