The Webinar from 26.02.2024 Sportsbox AI 3D

Educational summary of Dana Dahlquist & Dr. Phil Cheetham explain Forces and Motion in a golf swing with Sportsbox AI 3D Golf.


  • The webinar, initially planned for a live session at the PGA show 2024, transitions online, offering a controlled setting for a comprehensive discussion on the application of Sportsbox AI 3D  in analyzing the golf swing.
  • Speakers include G Lee (CEO of Sportsbox AI), Dr. Phil Cheetham (a senior sport technologist), and Dana Dahlquist (Golf Digest Top 50 Teacher &
    Top 100 Ranked Coach)
    , who share insights on motion data's relevance to golf, including kinematics and kinetics.

Key Points:

  • Motion and Forces: The relationship between forces and motion in a golf swing is fundamental. Forces generate motion, and the resultant motion reflects these forces.
  1. Kinematics involves the study of movement without considering the forces that cause it, essentially the "look" or appearance of motion.
  2. Kinetics focuses on forces and torques that produce or affect motion, including internal muscle forces and external factors like gravity and ground reaction forces.
  • Six Degrees of Freedom of Motion: This concept details how the body moves in space, including position (linear motions) and orientation (rotational motions). It's crucial for understanding how different body parts, like the pelvis and chest, contribute to the golf swing.
  • Kinetic Sequence in Golf: Discussion on the sequential application of forces and torques in a golf swing, from horizontal force to vertical force, highlighting their roles in producing motion and influencing the swing's effectiveness.
  • Sportsbox AI Application: Examples of how Sportsbox AI 3D captures and analyzes these motions and forces, providing actionable insights for coaching and improvement. This includes looking at the kinematic sequence of movements and how adjustments can lead to more efficient and powerful swings.
  • Coaching Perspectives: Dana Dahlquist shares practical applications of these concepts in coaching, using specific player examples to demonstrate how understanding and applying data on forces and motion can improve swing mechanics and overall performance.
  • Interactive Q&A: The webinar concludes with a Q&A session, addressing specific audience questions about applying biomechanical concepts in coaching and practice.

Insights based on numbers

  • The discussion highlighted the critical role of kinematics and kinetics in understanding and improving the golf swing, emphasizing the importance of a data-driven approach in golf coaching.
  • Examples showed how variations in the kinetic sequence could significantly impact swing efficiency and player performance.
  • The use of Sportsbox AI 3D as a tool for capturing and analyzing 3D motion data provides both coaches and players with insights into optimizing their swings for better performance.

Example exploratory questions:

  1. How does the kinematic sequence affect a player's ability to generate swing speed?
  2. In what ways can understanding forces and motion help in customizing training for different skill levels?
  3. What are the benefits of using Sportsbox AI for analyzing swing mechanics in real-time?

If you have any more questions or seek further clarification on any points discussed in the webinar or a demo of the Sportsbox AI 3D Teaching System, feel free to ask.