Kinematic Seaquence

Kinematic Seaquence

Kinematic Seaquence

Comprehensive 4 MSR credit-course on using Kinematic Sequence with your clients


Unlike a visual analysis of the golf swing, the “Kinematic Sequence” analyzes the dynamic elements of the golf swing. Specifically, the Kinematic Sequence measures the angular velocity of pelvis, chest, arm and golf club (in golf). Even the term “sequence” can be misleading since it measures far more than the transition order of pelvis, chest, arm and club. It measures loading of key joints, timing, speed increases from proximal to distal segments and much more. Analyzing the kinematic sequence of a player can unlock “effortless” power and speed, create more consistency, balance and quality of contact in the golf swing. Finally, the kinematic sequence can even identify conditioning needs based on the acceleration patterns of the key body parts in the swing.

4D Motion Level 2 Education and Certification Series:

4D Motion is pleased to offer an in depth, 4 MSR credit-course on the Kinematic Sequence, taught by 3D expert and tour coach Jon Sinclair.  Jon has been working with 3D analysis on tour and amateur players for over 10 years. In this course, Jon will share both the objective facts as well as his preferences in analyzing the kinematic sequence of a player.

This course goes beyond just the downswing sequence. It covers the kinematic sequence from address to finish including transition; off sequence analysis; spine, shoulder and wrist loads; acceleration variations, downswing, timing, and more.

Here is everything you are going to learn

  • Basic information on 3D motion capture
  • Ideas and preferences Jon Sinclair has learned over the years
  • Use the system to coach your own way
  • The Kinematic Sequence is the entire swing
  • Optimal vs Less than Optimal Kinematic Sequence
  • Address & Takeaway
  • Backswing
  • Top/Transition
  • Downswing
  • Impact, Follow Through & Finish
  • Address Position of the Kinematic Sequence
  • Clubs can affect posture
  • Pelvic at Address Position
  • Chest at Address Position
  • The chest at address is not square
  • Pelvis & Chest Rotations
  • Pelvis & Chest Bends
  • Pelvis & Chest Tilts
  • Understand that shoulder girdle numbers are a work in process
  • There are 4 ways to look at Address Position
  • On the Takeaway – Club first vs Pelvis first (IMO)
  • Backswing is underrated
  • Peak timings tend to be earlier in good players
  • Timings of the backswing are more important than the sequence
  • I prefer early peak errors as opposed to late peak errors
  • Tempo work helps poor backswings
  • Vertical indicators are for speed and horizontal are for timing
  • Transition Sequence is one of the most important things in the Kinematic Sequence (IMO and data backs it up)
  • Understand the definition of Transition
  • Timings based on club at top of backswing
  • Understand how different systems define transition
  • Familiarize yourself with Transition Timing Indicators:
    • Pelvis
    • Thorax
    • Arm
    • Club
  • Transition timings are important
  • Understand the jump error caused by the lateral motion of the arm and the club
  • Out of Sequence Transition
  • Make pictures in your mind of what a player looks like from the graphs
  • Timing indicators are helpful
  • Areas that show up as off may point to deficiencies in other areas
  • Check ranges of motion – we don’t want to pull on joints & tendons
  • X-Factor Stretch
  • Definition of X-Factor Stretch
  • Contra Directional Stretch
  • Ipsa Directional Stretch
  • Delta Curve
  • Contra Directional Stretch
  • Ipsa Directional Stretch
  • Delta Curve
  • A negative number in the contra or ipsa zones is not loading and is a power loss
  • Lag Measurement
  • Contra Directional Stretch
  • Ipsa Directional Stretch
  • Delta Curve
  • Deceleration Sequence
  • Downswing Indicators
    • Pelvis
    • Thorax
    • Arm
    • Club
  • Vertical indicators are for speed and horizontal are for timing
  • 1-2-3-4 is the most efficient power transfer sequence, but not necessary to be a good ball striker
  • Always check the scale of the graphs  
  • Timing matters in the efficiency of the golf swing
  • Do not seek perfection in the Kinematic Sequence
  • Gain factor is a measurement of speed gain across a joint between 2 segments
  • How to calculate the Gain Factor in 4D Motion

Possible causes for acceleration variation

  • Weak segments
  • Poor positions
  • Poor balance
  • Tired
  • Out of shape
  • Instability
  • Lack of mobility
  • Moment of inertia
  • Mis-fit clubs
  • Pelvic Recoil
  • Note that you can change kinematic sequence by a positional change

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The 4D Motion Kinematic Sequence Level 2 Certification course is provided on an e-learning platform with instructional videos, questions & answers, and a test. Successful attendees will receive 4 MSR credits.

Price: $350.00