Two UAE golfers receive biomechanics training

Two UAE golfers receive biomechanics training

“It was great for our players to correlate what was happening from their physical assessment and see how that played out with the data from the force plates,” said the UAE team’s performance coach David Condon.



By Kt Report

Published: Fri 19 Jun 2015, 2:07 PM

Last updated: Wed 8 Jul 2015, 3:11 PM


UAE golfers Hamood and Yousuf with instructors. — Supplied photo

Dubai — Two UAE national team golfers recently received a private biomechanics training session from the top instructors at Jumeirah Golf Estates’ (JGE’s) European Tour Performance Institute (ETPI).

In partnership with the Emirates Golf Federation (EGF), head of Biomechanics and Sports Performance Jean-Jacques (JJ) Rivet and, director of the European Tour’s Physio Unit Rob Hillman gave Rashid Hamood and Khalid Yousuf full use of this cutting-edge technology for a whole three hours.

“It was great for our players to correlate what was happening from their physical assessment and see how that played out with the data from the force plates,” said the UAE team’s performance coach David Condon.

“They now can start to work on their physical fitness to improve on the data that came from the analysis. Ultimately, this will improve all factors of their ball flight. We look forward to continuing working with ETPI at JGE.”

Hamood commented: “It was great working with the ETPI coaches. Their knowledge gave me good insight into the mechanics of my swing. This entire experience has also given me good direction in areas that need improvement.”

Biomechanics training takes into account the body type and personal ability of each golfer, analysing such things as balance, intensity, mobility and posture to adapt and optimise their respective games.

“Biomechanics training has helped top coaches and players explore a new direction in golf swing enhancement, which is injury free,” explained Rivet.


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