An Investigation Into the Relationship of Flexibility, Power, and Strength to Club Head Speed in Male Golfers

Bradley S. Gordon, Gavin L. Moir, Shala E. Davis, Chad A Witmer, and Donald M. Cummings

Purpose: Investigate the relationship of flexibility, power, and strength to club head speed in male golfers.

Conclusions: Strength of the chest in the pec deck motion and total body rotational power significantly correlate with club head speed in male golfers.

IN PLAIN ENGLISH: To improve club head speed (and thus improve the ability to hit a golf ball farther), incorporating pectoral (chest) and trunk rotational strength training exercise (among others) is desirable.