If the shoe does not provide an equal and opposite force to the horizontal force component, your foot moves within the shoe. When your foot moves, it promotes sway and wastes energy. It also adds moving parts to your swing, creating more things that can breakdown and increase the risk of more missed shots.
There are three key aspects to a golf shoe that affect athletic performance. (1) How the shoe interfaces with the ground; (2) How the forces traverse within the shoe between the ground and the foot; and (3) How the foot interfaces with the shoe. In this blog, we’ll discuss the second key aspect: How the forces transfer between the outsole and the foot.
There are three key aspects to a golf shoe that affect athletic performance.(1) How the shoe interfaces with the ground; (2) How the foot interfaces with the shoe; and (3) How the forces traverse within the shoe between the ground and the foot.In this blog, we’ll discuss the first key aspect.
The dream kept a spark alive in me.Baseball was my salvation; it gave me a place to escape the rest of my life.While I lived in constant fear, on the baseball field and in my baseball dream, I was not alone, I was not worthless; I mattered and people cared about me.
When it comes to athletic movement, it is done by athletes, who are living things.So, athletic movement is primarily studied by life scientists.Life scientists apply a kinematic approach to the study of athletic movement, which the study of a body in motion without regard as to how the body was put into motion or how the motion is stopped.
To begin, distance is a function of ball speed, launch angle, and spin rate.For this discussion, let’s focus on ball speed and assume launch angle and spin rate remain constant.So, how do we increase ball speed without compromising control?