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Golfer Services at TWU Biomechanics & Motor Behavior Laboratory

The Biomechanics & Motor Behavior Laboratory at Texas Woman¡¯s University currently provides two types of golfer services: swing analysis and reprogramming. Select the service suitable for your needs and qualifications.

Swing analysis is tailored for elite golfers such as professional players, college players, teaching professionals, and low-handicap junior players and amateurs (5 handicap and lower). Please note that after an initial assessment of your swing clips, your request may be converted to a reprogramming session if the swing issues are evident.

Reprogramming is designed for less-skilled golfers or those who do not wish to undergo a swing analysis.

We typically conduct swing analyses on Fridays and Saturdays, and reprogramming sessions on Thursdays and Sundays only. While you may request a session on a specific date outside the regular schedule due to special circumstances, it may not be honored as it depends on the availability of the Lab and students. Please contact us in advance at kwon3dxp@gmail.com.

Sessions are currently available on the calendars up until Sept 2024. Check available time slots:

Swing Analysis Calendar | Reprogramming Calendar

Go to Swing Analysis | Reprogramming


Swing AnalysisGolfer

The swing analysis service is tailored for elite golfers and is designed to detect subtle issues that cannot normally be discerned through simple observations. The swing analysis at TWU is based on our research findings and offers an in-depth analysis of your swing.

This swing analysis service is part of our golf biomechanics research program. We utilize a 10-camera optical motion capture system operating at 500 Hz, along with two 3-dimensional force plates, for swing capture. The Kwon3D Motion Analysis Suite is then employed for data analysis and report generation.

Time Requirements

This is typically a three-hour process:

The 1st hour is for swing capture and processing. A typical motion capture session (7 trials per club condition * three club conditions) will take approximately 45 minutes, including marker placement and trial capture. A total of 65 retro-reflective markers will be placed on your body, club, and the ball mat. Additionally, data processing (marker labeling) will take about 20 minutes.

The 2nd hour is for feedback. Allow 1 hour to go over the analyzed data.

The 3rd hour is for mini reprogramming of the swing pattern. Based on the data and diagnosis, adjustments will be made to the gross movement pattern with a focus on specific areas.

For long-lasting effects, it is ideal to come with your coach. A junior golfer must be accompanied by a parent or coach.

Analysis Areas

A typical swing analysis covers the following areas:

  • Detailed stick figure representation of the swing
  • Postures at various swing events
  • Functional swing plane analysis
  • Motion planes of the hand center
  • Ground reaction forces and moments
  • Torques generated through the foot-ground interaction (GRF torque and pivoting torque)
  • Center of mass motion
  • Linear and angular motions of the pelvis
  • Kinematic sequences

The feedback session will be recorded, and the video will be available for review.

Motion Capture Attire

Optical motion capture necessitates the use of retro-reflective markers. A total of 65 reflective markers will be placed on both the body and club. To minimize marker movements on the skin or clothing (marker motion artifacts), specific motion capture attire is required.

Men are required to wear spandex shorts. You will be asked to remove your shirt. If you do not have your own shorts, you may use ours.

Women must wear spandex shorts and either a sports bra (preferred) or a sleeveless spandex shirt. Please bring your own spandex. These clothing requirements are enforced to ensure accurate motion capture and analysis.

IMPORTANT: Please refrain from applying lotion to your body, as it affects the adhesiveness of the double-sided tape used to secure markers. Markers may fall off during the swing capture if lotion is applied.

Since the force plates are covered with artificial turf that provides sufficient traction, you may wear your golf shoes or sneakers. If wearing sneakers, please avoid those with reflective emblems or tapes, as shiny tapes can cause issues during the marker labeling process.

Clubs

Please bring your clubs. Our standard swing analysis includes three club conditions: the driver, an iron (5-iron for men and 6-iron for ladies), and a wedge (pitching wedge). Additional clubs may be added depending on your specific needs, so it's advisable to bring your whole bag.

Schedule a swing analysis session


Reprogramming

The reprogramming service primarily caters to less-skilled golfers. A reprogramming session differs significantly from a typical golf lesson, as its main focus is on reprogramming your movement pattern. Essentially, we aim to teach proper body movement during the swing. During a typical reprogramming session, we utilize a series of useful practice drills, including the two-step drills, along with simple yet effective tools to enhance the golfer's gross movement pattern.

To benefit from a reprogramming session, the golfer must have an adequate level of fitness and body control, as a considerable number of swings will be taken during the session. It's important to note that while the reprogramming session aims to improve poor movement patterns, it may not be effective in overcoming limitations imposed by physical conditions or health issues. Additionally, it may not be suitable for novice golfers who have not yet established a consistent swing pattern. Furthermore, a reprogramming session is not intended to replace regular lessons, and we encourage participants to attend with their coach, if possible.

Examples of typical reprogramming sessions can be found on YouTube: @DrKwonGolf. The entire reprogramming session will be recorded, and with your permission, the recorded video will be posted on the aforementioned YouTube channel.

Typically, this process takes about 2 hours. We begin by recording your 'before' swing and then use various swing drills tailored to your needs and responses.

Attire & Clubs

Wear comfortable athletic clothes and shoes that won't hinder your full-effort swings. Avoid clothes that are too loose. A glove will be required as numerous swings will be taken. Please bring a towel if you tend to sweat a lot. Golf shoes are not necessary.

For the reprogramming session, bring your driver and an iron. Although we'll primarily use the driver, you may use an iron for warm-up. We'll allocate 10 minutes for warm-up and stretching.

Schedule a reprogramming session


How to Schedule a Session

To schedule a swing analysis or reprogramming session, please have the following information ready along with your swing clips:

  • Name
  • Age
  • Gender
  • Status (junior/college/professional) or handicap (low-handicap amateurs)
  • Brief sketch of your golfing career
  • Physical characteristics such as injury/surgery history
  • Residence city/state
  • Swing clips (face on & down the line)

If you are ready to schedule a session,

Step 1. Open the Swing Analysis Calendar or Reprogramming Calendar, depending on your needs. Check available time slots and sign up for an open spot. We typically conduct swing analyses on Fridays and Saturdays, and reprogramming sessions on Thursdays and Sundays only. While you may request a session on a specific date, it may not be honored as it depends on the availability of the Lab and students. Please contact us in advance at kwon3dxp@gmail.com.

Step 2. Submit the Swing Analysis Request Form or Reprograming Request Form accordingly. You will be asked to attach your current swing clips (required). Enter the scheduled appointment date on the request form.

Requests without a scheduled appointment or appointments without an accompanying request form will be automatically deleted within three business days.

Blockout Dates

No golfer service is available during the following periods:

  • Mid Dec - mid Jan
  • Late May
  • Mid July - mid Aug

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YouTube Videos

The reprogramming session will be fully recorded. Typically, the entire session video along with a short sequence video will be posted on YouTube (@DrKwonGolf) as public videos after minor editing. However, if you prefer, you can request the session video to be posted as a private video if you do not want it shared publicly on the channel.

The feedback session video from a swing analysis will always be posted on the aforementioned YouTube channel as a private video.

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Donation

The Biomechanics & Motor Behavior Lab is a research component of the School of Health Promotion and Kinesiology, funded through grants and donations. We invite you to support our ongoing research efforts by considering a suggested donation of $500 or more for a golf swing analysis and $300 or more for a reprogramming session. Your donations will contribute to hiring graduate research assistants in the lab and funding our students' research activities.

Please bring a check to the session. Make the check payable to 'TWU Foundation' with 'Biomechanics Lab' referenced in the memo.

Alternatively, you can mail the check to:

TWU Foundation (University Advancement)
1605 N. Bell Ave
Denton, TX 76204

Donations can also be made online at: https://giving.twu.edu/BiomechanicsLab. Or scan:

Giving Page

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Directions to TWU-Denton and Location of the Lab

mapTWU-Denton is located in Denton, Texas, approximately 30 minutes north of Dallas, Texas. Please do not confuse it with our Dallas campus (TWU-Dallas). The closest commuter airports are DFW (Dallas-Fort Worth) and DAL (Dallas Love Field). It takes about 30-40 minutes to reach the campus from these airports. Use I-35E northbound when traveling from these airports.

The Biomechanics & Motor Behavior Laboratory (Location 2 on the map) is situated in Pioneer Hall (Room 123), the red-brick gym building on N. Bell Ave. Swing analyses and reprogramming sessions will take place in Room 124, known as the Motion Analysis Laboratory (Location 3 on the map). Please proceed directly to the Motion Analysis Laboratory (Location 3). Both the Biomechanics Lab and the Motion Analysis Lab are located at the north end of the building.

The physical address of the building is:

Pioneer Hall & Kitty Magee Arena
1600 N. Bell Ave
Denton, TX 76204

For your information, TWU campuses are "smoke-free." Per Texas Woman¡¯s University¡¯s Tobacco Policy the use of tobacco products is prohibited indoors and outdoors on the Denton, Dallas and Houston campuses. This includes all facilities, student housing units and the off-site TWU Select Apartments. E-cigarettes are permitted outside TWU Buildings. Visitors must comply with the university¡¯s Tobacco Policy.

Shared Ride Service or Drop-off

If you are using a shared ride service such as Uber, please proceed directly to Pioneer Hall (Kitty Magee Arena). Ask the driver to drop you off at the north end of the building. The Bomechanics & Motor Behavior Lab and its Motion Analysis Lab are located right next to the north entrance.

Driving - Off Hours/Weekend

During the weekend (Sat-Sun) or off hours, please proceed directly to Pioneer Hall (Kitty Magee Arena). While you can park anywhere on the compus near Pioneer Hall except the 24/7 reserved parking lots, there is a space where you can park at the north end of the building between Pioneer Hall and the Cafeteria. No need to pay the parking fee in the weekend.

Driving - Work Hours

If you are driving to the campus during work hours on weekdays, use the following as the destination in your navigation app:

304 Administration Dr
Denton, TX 76204

This will lead you to Administration Dr on the campus. Please park at the Main Visitor Parking Lot on Administration Dr (Location 1 on the map) if a spot is available. If no spots are available, additional visitor parking spots can be found along Administration Dr or on the top floor of the Parking Garage on Oakland St.

Visitors can pay for parking in these lots through ParkMobile, a pay-by-cell parking app. To do so, you will need to download the ParkMobile app from the Google/Apple Store and create an account prior to your arrival. Alternatively, you can use your existing ParkMobile account.

If you are bringing the entire golf bag, it may be a good idea to drop it off at the Motion Analysis Lab first (see above) before parking your car.

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