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Dr. Kwon's Bio


Current PositionDr. Kwon

    Professor of Kinesiology & Director
    Biomechanics Laboratory
    Texas Woman's University
    P.O. Box 425647
    Denton, TX 76204-5647 USA
    Email: ykwon@twu.edu | kwon3d@kwon3d.com

Education

  • Ph.D. (1993): Exercise & Sport Science (Specialization: Biomechanics, Minor: Mechanical Engineering), The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA
  • M.Ed. (1986): Physical Education (Specialization: Biomechanics), Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea
  • B.S. (1984): Astronomy, Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea

Employment

  • 2002-present: Full/Associate Professor & Director of Biomechanics Laboratory, Department of Kinesiology, Texas Woman¡¯s University, Denton, TX
  • 1997-2001: Assistant/Associate Professor, School of Physical Education, Ball State University, Muncie, IN
  • 1993-1997: Senior Researcher, Biomechanics Department, Korea Sport Science Institute, Seoul, Korea

Professional Activities

  • Editor-in-chief, Sports Biomechanics (Jan 2007 - Dec 2014)
  • President (2017-), President-elect (2016-2017), Member of Board of Directors (2008-2014), Vice President of Publications (2002-2007), Life Member (2015-), Fellow (2008-), International Society of Biomechanics in Sports
  • Member, Board of Directors, Asia Society of Sport Biomechanics (2014-2016)
  • Member of Board of Directors (2009-2013), Secretary of International Relations (1997-1998), Korean Society of Biomechanics
  • Creator of Kwon3D Motion Analysis Suite (1991-)
  • Chief Science Advisor, 4D Motion Sports, Allendale, NJ (2016-)
  • Advisor, Golf Masters Association (2017-)

Golf-related Scientific Publications

  • Kwon, Y.-H., Han, K. H., Como, C., Lee, S., & Singhal, K. (2013). Validity of the X-factor computation methods and relationship between the X-factor parameters and clubhead velocity in skilled golfers. Sports Biomechanics, 12(3), 231-246. DOI: 10.1080/14763141.2013.771896.
  • Kwon, Y.-H., Como, C., Singhal, K., Lee, S., & Han, K. (2012). Assessment of planarity of the golf swing based on the functional swing plane of the clubhead and motion planes of the body points in golf. Sports Biomechanics, 11(2), 127-148. DOI: 10.1080/14763141.2012.660799.
  • Ferdinands, R.E.D., & Kwon, Y.-H. (Eds.) (2012). Special issue on golf. Sports Biomechanics, 11(2), 125-309.
  • Doan, B. K., Newton, R. U., Kraemer, W. J., Kwon, Y.-H., & Scheet, T. P. (2007). Salivary cortisol, testosterone, and T/C ratio responses during a 36-hole golf competition. International Journal of Sports Medicine, 28, 470-479.
  • Doan, B.K., Newton, R.U., Kwon, Y.-H., Kraemer, W.J. (2006). Effects of physical conditioning on intercollegiate golfer performance. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 20, 62-72.

Golf-related Abstracts & Conference Papers

  • Han, K., Como, C., Lee, S., & Kwon, Y.-H. (2014). Associations between maximum clubhead speed and select GRF and moment parameters in skilled golfers. In Scientific Proceedings of 2014 Incheon Asian Games International Sport Science Congress (p. 379). Incheon, Korea: Gyeongin National University of Education.
  • Han, K.H., Como, C., Lee, S., Singhal, K., & Kwon, Y.-H. (2013). Analysis of the motion planes of the ¡®functional double-pendulum¡¯ points in golf. Chinese Journal of Sports Biomechanics, 5(S2), 40-43.
  • Buzza, S. J., Irwin, G., Bezodis, I. N., Kerwin, D. G., & Kwon, Y.-H. (2011). Effects of trying to gain distance on golf driving technique. Portugese Journal of Sport Sciences, 11(S2), 159-162.
  • Han, K.H., Como, C.S., Singhal, K., Lee, S., Kim, J., Kim, J., & Kwon, Y.-H. (2012). Analysis of the trunk/shoulder complex motion during the golf drives using a 5-segment trunk/shoulder model. In E.J. Bradshaw, A. Burnett, & P.A. Hume (Eds.), Scientific Proceedings of the 30th International Society of Biomechanics in Sports Conference, Volume 3: Oral Presentations (pp. 59-62). Melbourne, Australia: Australian Catholic University.Research Articles

Invited Presentatons/Lectures on Golf Biomechanics

  • Kwon, Y.-H. (2018, March). Bridging the gap: Application of biomechanics in golf. Invited lecture presented at Faculty of Sports Science, Kasetsart University, Kamphaeng Saen, Thailand.
  • Kwon, Y.-H. (2017, August). Golf Talk Series: I. Biomechanically robust golf swing. Invited lecture presented at GMA Seminar, The K Hotel, Seoul, Korea.
  • Kwon, Y.-H. (2017, August). Golf Talk Series: II. Use the ground well. Invited lecture presented to Korean golf golf practitioners at Castle Rex Golf Academy, Seoul, Korea.
  • Kwon, Y.-H. (2017, August). Golf Talk Series: I. Biomechanically robust golf swing. Invited lecture presented to Korean golf practitioners at Castle Rex Golf Academy, Seoul, Korea.
  • Kwon, Y.-H. (2017, July). Golf Talk Series: I. Biomechanically robust golf swing. Invited lecture presented to Japanese golf practitioners at Japan Golf Swing Institute, Shinjuku, Japan.
  • Kwon, Y.-H. (2017, July). Bridging the gap: Application of biomechanics in golf. Invited lecture presented at Chukyo University, Toyota City, Japan.
  • Kwon, Y.-H. (2017, July). Science & technology in sport biomechanics development: golf swing analysis. Invited lecture presented at Thammasat University-Rangsit, Bangkok, Thailand.
  • Kwon, Y.-H. (2017, March). Is golf swing sequenced or orchestrated? Invited lecture presented at 2017 KNSU International Conference hosted by Institute of Sport Science, Korea National Sport University, Seoul, Korea.
  • Kwon, Y.-H. (2016, November). Golf Swing Analysis at Texas Woman¡¯s University. Invited lecture presented at 2016 Northern Texas PGA Coaching and Teaching Summit, TPC Four Seasons Resort & Club, Irving, Texas.
  • Kwon, Y.-H., & Han, K. (2016, July). Bridging the gap: Key principles in a biomechanically robust golf swing. Invited lecture in the ¡®Golf Biomechanics¡¯ Applied Session at the 34th International Conference on Biomechanics in Sports, University of Tsukuba, Tsukuba, Japan.
  • Kwon, Y.-H. & Han, K.-H. (2015, October). Foot-ground interaction in golf. Invited presentation at the 4th PGA Seminar on Biomechanics and Technique of Golf, ¡°Applied Forces,¡± Madrid, Spain.
  • Kwon, Y.-H., Como, C., & Han, K.-H. (2015, January). Biomechanics of golf swing: foot-ground interaction. Invited presentation at Open Forum 3, Orlando, Florida.
  • Kwon, Y.-H. (2014, December). Biomechanics of golf swing: How to use the ground in golf. Invited lecture hosted by Sports Engineering Institute, Busan University of Foreign Studies, Busan, Korea.
  • Kwon, Y.-H. (2014, November). Biomechanics of golf swing: functional swing plane analysis. Invited lecture at the 3rd PGA Seminar on Biomechanics and Technique of Golf, ¡°On the Plane,¡± Madrid, Spain.
  • Kwon, Y.-H. (2014, November). Biomechanical analysis of golf swing in the laboratory at TWU. Invited lecture at the 3rd PGA Seminar on Biomechanics and Technique of Golf, ¡°On the Plane,¡± Madrid, Spain.
  • Kwon, Y.-H. (2014, September). Angular role of foot-ground interaction in golf swing. Keynote lecture at the 5th Conference of Asia Society of Sports Biomechanics, Taipei, Taiwan.
  • Kwon, Y.-H. (2014, August). Mechanical understanding of golf swing: functional swing plane & functional double-pendulum. Invited lecture hosted by Sports Engineering Institute, Busan University of Foreign Studies, Busan, Korea.
  • Kwon, Y.-H. (2014, August). Mechanical understanding of golf swing: functional swing plane & functional double-pendulum. Invited lecture hosted by Korea Golf Professionals Forum (KGPF) and Konkuk University, Choongju, Korea.
  • Kwon, Y.-H. (2014, April). Golf swing research at Texas Woman¡¯s University. Keynote lecture at 2014 South-Central American Society of Biomechanics Regional Meeting, Dallas, TX.
  • Kwon, Y.-H. (2014, April). Motion analysis applications: golf swing research. Invited presentation at 2014 ACSM Northwest Chapter Regional Conference, Wanatchee, WA.
  • Kwon, Y.-H. (2014, March). Functional swing plane and applications. Invited lecture presented at 2014 Korea Golf Professionals Forum Spring Seminar, Seoul, Korea.
  • Kwon, Y.-H. & Como, C. (2014, March). Functional swing plane and ground reaction force in golf swing. Invited lecture presented at 2014 PGA of Alberta Spring Seminar, Calgary, Canada.
  • Kwon, Y.-H. (2013, December). Biomechanical understanding of golf swing. Invited lecture presented at Chosun University Sport Science Institute, Gwangju, Korea.
  • Kwon, Y.-H., Han, K.H., & Como, C. (2013, July). Biomechanics of golf swing: Functional swing plane and functional double-pendulum. Invited lecture presented at Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea.
  • Kwon, Y.-H. (2010, October). A new 3-dimensional triple-pendulum approach to golf swing analysis. Invited lecture presented at the ¡°Contribution from Sport and Health Science to the Society¡± Symposium, Ritsumeikan University, Kusatsu, Japan.
  • Kwon, Y.-H. (2010, August). Applications of the functional swing plane parameters in golf. Invited lecture presented at Inje University Seoul Paik Hospital Sports Medical Center, Seoul, Korea.
  • Kwon, Y.-H., Singhal, K., & Lee, S. (2010). Golf swing motion analysis: challenges and solutions. In R. Jensen, W. Ebben, E. Petushek, C. Richter, & K. Roemer (Eds.), Scientific Proceedings of the XXVIIIth International Society of Biomechanics in Sports Conference (pp. 74-77). Marquette, Michigan: Northern Michigan University.
  • Kwon, Y.-H. (2010). Biomechanical performance factors in golf swing and development of a motion analysis-based feedback system. In Scientific Proceedings of Asian Conference on Sport Science (ACSS) 2010 (pp. 3-13), Seoul, Korea: Korea Institute of Sport Science (KISS).
  • Kwon, Y.-H. (2009, December). Analysis and Application of the Functional Swing Plane in Golf. Invited keynote lecture presented at the 2009 Korean Society of Sport Biomechanics Fall Conference, Seoul, Korea.
  • Kwon, Y.-H. (2009, October). Human Body Dynamics: Golf Swing Plane Analysis. Invited keynote lecture presented at Expomortricidad 2009-7¡Æ Seminario Internacional de Entrenamiento Deportivo (7th international Seminar on Sports Training), Medellin, Colombia.
  • Kwon, Y.-H., & Casebolt, J. B. (2009). Kinematic Analysis of Sports Movements: Golf Swing Plane Analysis. In A. J. Harrison, R. Anderson, & I. Kenny (Eds.), Scientific Proceedings of the XXVIIth International Conference on Biomechanics in Sports (pp. 31-34). Limerick, Ireland: University of Limerick.

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