Biomechanics of Sport: Golf Edition Live Online with Tom Myers, Michael Jacobs and Dr Steven Nesbit


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  • November 8 – 8, 2022
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To ensure a high quality student experience, registration will close on Monday, November 7, 2022, at 8:00 PM EST.

The golf swing presents unique physical challenges for players of all ability and fitness levels. Golf requires a constantly changing menu of forces and torques across a changing landscape over multiple hours. Join 3 experts with 3 different angles on getting the most out of the golf swing. Leading golf coach Michael Jacobs brings together biomechanist Dr Steven Nesbit and Anatomy Trains author Tom Myers for a lively, freewheeling, and science-based nerd-fest on whole-body participation in all phases of the swing. This richly illustrated and innovative webinar has application to all sports, and is recommended for athletic coaches, movement and manual therapists with an interest in sport, and of course interested golfers looking to improve their game.

Dr. Steven Nesbit presents a brief history of modeling and his experience as a Mechanical Engineering professor, then reviews current thinking on how kinetic energy is generated and transferred in the human body, and leads to new findings on the effectiveness of his new Muscle Modeling Simulation.

Michael Jacobs overviews his revolutionary use of biomechanics in training and coaching, the influence of 3D motion capture technology, ground support, and reviews the key benchmarks in the swing.

Tom Myers overviews the top-to-toe myofascial continuities that are the functional units of the stability / mobility equation, and show how balance or imbalance in the kinetic chains can all affects the swing from the face to the feet.

Dr. Steven Nesbit and Michael Jacobs will present on the integration of a Newtonian biomechanics model on diverse human form, they will discuss their new study that quantifies and analyzes the rotational aspects of the human body in the swing. Bodies move and function differently, and practitioners will start the process of understanding how a suite of diagnostic rubrics can help produce more positive outcomes with clients in a shorter time frame. By identifying the key movements that contribute to a successful, repeatable swing, Nesbit and Jacobs will help practitioners learn how to help clients improve their ability to perform those movements.

Dr. Nesbit will discuss:

• The Influence of Musculoskeletal Modeling in Biomechanics

  • The history and effectiveness of such models
  • New 2022 Muscle Modeling Simulation and its results
  • How Kinetic Energy is generated and transferred through the body in human movement and in sport (Golf will be the sport presented on)
  • Revisit his seminal Research Paper – Work and Power Analysis of a Golf Swing with a brand new paper – Work and Power Analysis of a Golf Swing 2
  • Discuss what it is like to now work full time in biomechanics as of golf as opposed to a long career as a distinguished Mechanical Engineering professor.

Michael Jacobs will present:

  • Biomechanics in Training and Coaching
  • Ground Support Forces in Standing, Walking, Golfing
  • The Key Events that take place in a Golf Swing
  • The Influence on 3D Motion Capture Technology in Sport
  • Force Transmission throughout the golfer’s body during a swing

This course will be provided over zoom webinar with live chat and Q&A. Recordings will be provided via password protected streaming access for 45 days. You do not need to attend live to receive the recording. 


Tuesday, November 8, 2022

Session 1: 10:00 AM – 12:00PM EST
Session 2: 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM EST
PGA members who attend the seminar will receive: 4 PGA Required MSRs


About Thomas Myers:
Thomas Myers has practiced integrative manual therapy for more than 45 years in a variety of clinical and cultural settings. He is the author of Anatomy Trains (2020, 4th ed.), co-author of Fascial Release for Structural Balance (2012, 2017), co-author of the Anatomy Trains in Motion Study Guide (2019), author of Body3, The Anatomist’s Corner, Structural Integration: Collected Articles and BodyReading: Visual Assessment and The Body Trains. He has written extensively for the Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies and wide variety of other trade journals, and has produced more than 20 digital learning courses for Anatomy Trains and other collaborations. Tom lives and sails on the coast of Maine, and he and his team deliver professional development courses and certification in Structural Integration worldwide.
About Dr. Steven Nesbit:
Dr. Steven Nesbit is Professor Emeritus of Mechanical Engineering at Lafayette College, where he has spent 30 years devoted to the study of human sports movement. He was the designer of the United States Golf Association’s original golf swing study that determined the contributions of the player and club to driving distance, and has served as the Chief Technology Officer of Jacobs 3D for the past seven years. His paper “Work and Power Analysis of the Golf Swing” is considered to be the foundational study of golf biomechanics, and he regularly consults as an expert technical contributor on cases as diverse as technological patent infringement between sporting goods manufacturers and research into the gait profile of dinosaurs. He is based in Pennsylvania and Florida.
About Michael Jacobs:
Michael Jacobs is a golf instructor, peak performance coach and sport movement researcher. In addition to his work with players ranging from beginner to the highest-level professional tours, he conceived and built with Dr. Steven Nesbit the Jacobs 3D sport movement analysis system—which measures and evaluates the forces and torques in athletes and the tools they use. He has been named one of the 50 Best Teachers in America by Golf Digest and one of Golf Magazine’s Top 100 Instructors, was a keynote speaker at the 2017 Professional Golf Association Teaching and Coaching Summit and has received multiple regional teaching and coaching honors from the PGA of America. He is based on Long Island, New York.
DatesNov 8 – 8, 2022
LocationOnline course
Class Times


Session 1: 10:00 AM – 12:00PM EST
Session 2: 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM EST
Teacher(s)Tom Myers, Dr Stephen Nesbit, Michael Jacobs
Tuition$250 until November 4, 2022 / $295 thereafter
Credits Earned4 PGA Required MSRs
Cancellation FeeFor cancellations up to 24 hours before the start of the course, full tuition credit to applied towards a future workshop or product. Cancellations within 24 hours before the start of the course, no refunds.

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