Golf research finds gender differences in swing mechanics

Published in the January 2009 issue of BioMechanics magazine

By Jordana Bieze Foster


The issue of gender and golf is a hot topic again, after Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) star Lorena Ochoa said this summer that she would consider playing against men. Speculation abounds as to whether Ochoa would have more success playing with the boys than Annika Sorenstam did in 2003, but current research seems to suggest that, biomechanically speaking, male and female golfers are not created equal.

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