Dr. Scott Lynn

Golf and Movement Biomechanics

To contact Dr. Scott Lynn for a biomechanical assessment of your golf swing/movement patterns or for speaking engagements/lectures email him at slynn@fullerton.edu Follow Dr. Scott Lynn on Twitter @ScottKLynn_PhD

Associate Professor, Department of Kinesiology, California State University, Fullerton. Fullerton, CA.

Area of Expertise:


Author of several peer reviewed research articles and book chapters on golf and movement biomechanics:

Lynn SK, Frasier BS, New KN, Wu WFW, Cheetham PJ, Noffal GJ. Rotational Kinematics of the Pelvis during the Golf Swing: Skill Level Differences and Relationship to Impact Conditions. Submitted to International Journal of Golf Science. Under Review.

Lynn SK, Noffal GJ. Chapter 5 – Biomechanics (2013). In Conditioning for Strength and Human Performance. Chandler TJ, Brown LE. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.

Lynn SK, Padilla RA, Tsang KKW. Differences in static and dynamic balance task performance following four weeks of intrinsic foot muscle training: The Short Foot Exercise vs. The Towel Curl Exercise. Journal of Sports Rehabilitation. 21:327-333. November 2012.

Lynn SK, Noffal GJ. Lower extremity biomechanics during a regular and counter-balance squat. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research. 26: 2417-2425. September 2012.

Lynn SK, Noffal GJ, Wu WF, Vandervoort AA. Using principal components analysis to determine differences in 3D loading patterns between beginner and collegiate level golfers. International Journal of Golf Science. 1: 25-41. August 2012.

Vandervoort AA, Lindsay DM, Lynn SK, Noffal GJ. Golf is a physical activity for a lifetime. International Journal of Golf Science. 1: 54-69. August 2012.

Lynn SK, Noffal GJ. Frontal Plane Knee Moments during the Golf Swing: Effect of Target Side Foot Position at Address. Journal of Sports Science and Medicine. 9: 275-281, June 2010.

Lynn SK, Costigan PA. Changes in the Medial-Lateral Hamstring Activation Ratio with Foot Rotation During Lower Limb Exercise. Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology. 19 (3), p.e197-e205, June 2009.

Lynn SK, Kajacs T, Costigan PA. The Effect of Internal and External Foot Rotation on the Adduction Moment and Lateral-Medial Shear Force at the Knee During Gait. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport. 11: 444-451, Sept 2008.

Lynn SK, Costigan PA. Effect of Foot Rotation on Knee Kinetics and Hamstring Activation in Older Adults with and without signs of Knee Osteoarthritis. Clinical Biomechanics. 23: 779-786, July 2008.

Lynn SK, Reid SM & Costigan PA (2007). The influence of gait pattern on signs of knee osteoarthritis in older adults over a 5-11 year follow-up period: A case study analysis. The Knee. 14: 22-28.

He has also presented his research at recent Regional, National and International Conferences:

Lynn SK. Reactive Neuromuscular Facilitation: Feeding the Dysfunction. Featured Presentation. Nationa Athletic Trainers’ Association Annual Meeting. Las Vegas, NV. June, 2013.

Lynn SK, Noffal GJ. Where is the science behind movement efficiency and its effect on performance enhancement and injury prevention? Current Colloquia Presentation. South West American College of Sports Medicine Annual Meeting, Newport Beach, CA. October, 2012.

Lynn SK. Where do powerful golf shots come from? “The Science of Golf” – Highlighted Symposia Presentation. American College of Sports Medicine Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA. May, 2012.


Dr. Lynn completed his BSc/BPHE, MSc and PhD degrees at Queen’s University in Kingston, ON, Canada. He then completed a post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Waterloo in Waterloo, ON, Canada. He is now an associate professor of Kinesiology at California State University, Fullerton and works with the varsity golf teams at both CSU Fullerton and CSU Long Beach. He is also involved with pre-season testing and movement pattern correction exercise consulting with the LA Kings Hockey Club.

What this means to you:

It is extremely important that the practitioner has adequate knowledge of biomechanics in order to properly understand the movement of the human body. This will allow for the development of new and better ways to train golfers (both on and off of the golf course) to improve performance and prevent injury. Dr. Lynn strives to advance our knowledge base by conducting his own research studies and drawing on the research of others from various fields of expertise to help provide good evidence based principles for practitioners to put into use. His biomechanics lab has access to all the latest tools to measure human body biomechanics and ball flight information.

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