A group of scientists within the USA have concluded that how golfers carry their bags throughout their rounds impacts their swing speed.
“It seems to make sense that the more drained you’re or feel on the course the less in a position you might be to generate your most power and swing pace,” says neuroscientist Stephen Smith.
“Now researchers in America have shown that to be true. A group of scientists from a selection of universities in the southern states of the USA have collaborated to research this phenomena.”
The researchers studied 4 teams of golfers: Walking with no bag; Carrying a bag with a single strap; Carrying a bag with a double strap; and Using a push cart / trolley.
They discovered that carrying a bag with double strap low on the back had essentially the most constructive impression on swing speed out of the golfers who carried bags. They additionally found that those that didn’t carry a bat at all believed that they had extra power left to concentrate on playing golf.
“There are a few problems with this examine,” says Smith.
“The swing speed measure was not direct – it was primarily based on the identified correlation between the vertical leap peak and swing pace. The members additionally did not really play golf, they simply walked around the campus stopping every quarter of a mile to do their jumps and measure their psychological notion of tiredness / power left.
“Plus it was a low variety of participants (10) and there are no indications of how consultant they’re of the typical golf population.
“They also solely walked three miles, which is the equal of six to eight holes for most programs. And golfers utilizing electrical carts or trolleys were not studied.
“However, the picture does seem to be clear for people who do carry their baggage: If you carry a bag it’s best to ensure it has a double strap and that you simply centre the bag low on the again.”