Golf Fitness and Biomechanics Assessment

Biomechanical model with joint rotations and torques

Why Get Tested?

We have identified specific physical and biomechanical attributes that define golf swing proficiency.

  • Do you have the requisite flexibility for a proficient golf swing?
  • Do you have the proper swing biomechanics to utilize elastic energy for maximal power?

What Is Involved?

  1. Trunk and hip flexibility assessment to relate flexibility to golf swing biomechanics:
    • X-Factor – pelvis-trunk dissociation
    • Kinematic Sequence – pelvis trunk energy transfer
    • Ground Reaction Forces – weight shift
  2. Golf swing biomechanics assessment using state of the art high speed cameras and force plates
Rotational velocities and kinematic sequencing
X-Factor at top of backswing

What Is the End Product?

Golfers will receive a comprehensive report that will include appropriate exercises to improve flexibility and/or swing biomechanics if deficiencies are identified.

NISMAT Golf Biomechanics Research

McHugh, M. P., O’Mahoney, C. A., Orishimo, K. F., Kremenic, I. J., & Nicholas, S. J. (2022). Importance of Transverse Plane Flexibility for Proficiency in Golf. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 36(2), e49–e54. Cite Download



Includes flexibility assessment, golf swing biomechanics assessment, comprehensive report, and follow-up 30 min discussion of results and recommendations.

Testing takes ~75 min.

Report delivered ~2 days later (after detailed analyses).