Presented by Dr. Phil Cheetham and Dr. Sasho MacKenzie
Keynote Speakers Chris Como and Dr. Peter Mackay
November 13 and 14 2015
The Legacy Golf Resort, Phoenix Arizona
$695 for the two day session
As of November 5, 2015 the workshop has SOLD OUT.
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both the motion and forces in a golfer’s swing as presented by two world leaders in the field of golf biomechanics.
The 2-day workshop will consist of morning presentations of key biomechanical concepts followed by afternoon demonstrations in a state-of-the-art hitting bay open to an outdoor range.
The AMM 3D system will be used to capture the kinematics of the swing of several participants. Dr. Cheetham will explain: body motion in six-degrees-of-freedom, the kinematic sequence, key transition moves including X-Factor Stretch, plus the three angles of wrist release, high and low handle twist velocity, and club face closure rate concepts.
The swing data will then be passed through Dr MacKenzie’s simulation software and the kinetics of the same swing will be displayed and animated. Dr. MacKenzie will explain the forces and torques, generated by the golfer, which produced the motion captured by the AMM 3D system.
Dr. Phil Cheetham
Dr. Cheetham is an Olympian in gymnastics for Australia (Montreal, 1976 and Moscow, 1980). He is currently the senior sport technologist and biomechanist for the United States Olympic Committee at the Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista, California. He works directly with several sports including athletics and gymnastics. Dr. Cheetham is also the director of the biomechanics advisory board for the Titleist Performance Institute. His research interests are currently in golf, athletics and gymnastics. In golf his original research includes “The X-Factor Stretch”, “The Kinematic Sequence” and “Club Handle Twist Velocity”. Dr. Cheetham co-developed the AMM 3D Golf motion analysis system and the associated TPI 3D biomechanical analysis protocols. He has an Honors Degree in electrical engineering from the University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia, a Master of Science and a PhD in biomechanics from Arizona State University, Phoenix, Arizona, U.S.A. His PhD dissertation is titled “The Relationship of Club Handle Twist Velocity to Selected Biomechanical Characteristics of the Golf Drive”.
Dr. Sasho MacKenzie
Dr. MacKenzie completed a PhD in Sports Biomechanics at the University of Saskatchewan, which focused on 3D forward dynamics simulation of the golf swing. He is currently an associate professor in the Department of Human Kinetics at St. Francis Xavier University and his research interests lie in the optimization of human movement with a strong emphasis on sport performance. His research encompasses both optimal sport movement patterns as well as the most advantageous training techniques. He has conducted, presented, and published research on putting, shaft dynamics, 3D mechanics of the swing, shoe fitting, and the role of center of pressure in the golf swing. He has consulted for several entities in the golf industry including Ping, Footjoy, Boditrak, Kvest, and FlightScope as well as for several top instructors such as Chris Como and Brian Manzella.
ANNOUNCEMENT! FRIDAY KEYNOTE SPEAKER!
Exciting news!Chris Como has agreed to be our keynote speaker at the Forces and Motion Workshop. His topic will be: “How I use Science and Technology in my Coaching”.
Chris is one of golf’s most recognized young instructors. He has built upon skills learned from 17 years of coaching and by incorporating the positives of science and technology in his routine. He’s currently working with PGA Tour players such as 2015 Web.com standout, Jamie Lovemark, and his most famous client, Tiger Woods.
ANNOUNCEMENT! SATURDAY KEYNOTE SPEAKER!
More reasons to come to the Forces and Motion Workshop. Dr. Peter Mackay, the Golf Doc has agreed to speak first on Saturday. His topic will be: “A Clinical Biomechanics Perspective of 3D Analysis”.
Dr. Mackay will share some exciting new concepts on injury prevention, performance advancement and how to recognize important patterns of motion with 3D analysis from a clinical perspective. The focus will be on what coaches and practitioners can use immediately with the golfer. He is bringing the “bio” pertaining to the “mechanics”.
The workshop will be held at the Legacy Golf Club in Phoenix, Arizona. Click here to learn more about the resort. The Agenda can be found here!
$695 for the two day session
Registration will open August 28th, 2015 on a first come first sever basis. A detailed workshop schedule will be released. PGA members will be eligible for 15 MSR points upon completion of the workshop. You can enter your PGA Number when you register.
(Refund requests. We will gladly refund your registration fee (minus a $25 administration fee) if we receive the request through an email to email@example.com. The request has to be acknowledged through a return email from us on or before Friday, November 6, 2015.)
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We have arranged for discount accommodations at The Legacy Golf Resort, Phoenix, Arizona. The resort is situated at the base of South Mountain adjacent to the Legacy Golf Club. Click here to learn more about the resort.
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Additional Notes from Dr. Cheetham
Kinematics is the branch of biomechanics that studies the physics of motion directly. Using data from the AMM3D system and a database of approximately 100 tour pros Dr. Cheetham will review the important kinematics of the swing, including body motion in six-degrees-of-freedom, the kinematic sequence of efficient motion both at transition and in the downswing. From his recent dissertation Dr. Cheetham will also explain how club handle twist velocity relates to club face closure rate, clubhead speed, accuracy and body posture at impact. We will also look at the three wrist angles and velocities of the lead wrist.
Additional Notes from Dr. MacKenzie
“Newton’s Laws dictate the relationship between cause and effect in the physical world, and the cause is always a force or torque. The relationship that any variable (e.g., weight shift, delayed release, or swing plane) has on the outcome of a golf swing (e.g., clubhead speed, path, or face angle) can be understood by determining how that variable affected the force and/or torque being applied to the club by the golfer.” MacKenzie, 2012″. Dr. MacKenzie’s objective is to provide attendees with an alternative lens through which to view the motion of a golf club. He will start with the basic concept of F = ma and progress through to the presentation of 3D forces and torques applied to the club during the swing. There will be an extensive use of animations and live demonstrations using selected participants on the AMM 3D motion analysis system, to elucidate the concepts. It is fully expected that attendees will be able to apply this knowledge to refine their swing philosophies and facilitate their instructional techniques.