The St Andrews Links Academy has introduced a new biomechanics designed by a former Olympic athlete.

Developed by Stephen Cheetham and his brother Philip, an Australian gymnast who competed in the 1976 Montreal Olympics, the Advanced Motion Measurement System can be used to help the physical performance of athletes and can reduce the chances of injury.

The AMM uses small sensors to detect rotational and translational movement of the segments of a golfer’s body during the swing. It also measures swing elements such as sway, lift and thrust, pelvis rotation, forward bend and side bend.

The data from the swing motion measurement can then be fully analysed using TPI3D analysis software. The Golf Academy plans to use the system in their coaching programmes to deliver precise swing improvement tips for its clients.

Steve North, director at the Golf Academy, said: “This is an impressive system which will give us a great deal of useful data in terms of analysing clients’ swings and precisely identifying aspects they need to improve.

“It captures over 200 different parameters of the swing which will enable us to zero in very quickly on areas of weakness and to monitor improvements in performance.

“We are focused on delivering the best coaching we can to our clients using instruction techniques tailored to the golfer’s requirements and utilising the most advanced technology available.”