The Science of Putting: Work, Energy, and Power

I bet you are wondering how your putt is affected by physics. Work, energy, and power are the core concepts used to determine the physics behind a putting stroke. I am not really sure if all of this information will help you become an better putter, but I found it very interesting. So, for all you science geeks out there, this is for you:

There are many aspects to putting that require our attention and the physics, perhaps, does not garner any focus. If you are a student of the game, then this knowledge might be of use. Regardless, putting is vital to lower golf scores, therefore I suggest you spend some practice time with the flat stick.

I am a grateful golfer! See you on the links.

The Golf Science Geek

Are you that golfer who loves to understand the science behind every movement of the golf swing? You try to determine the optimal aspect of every movement to ensure that you are hitting the ball the best you can. There is something to be said about this approach to golf swing mechanics, but I think that it is far too complicated for the average player and more basic scientific approach to golf is required. Let me explain:

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Shooting a Golf Ball Out of a Cannon…..What?

I am fortunate because I am able to play, watch, read, and think about my favorite game without too many restrictions. I try to stay on top of the many different changes to the game, but sometimes I come across something just fun. Well actually, I had this video sent to me and just had to share them. Enjoy!

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Golf’s ‘Mad’ Scientist – Bryson DeChambeau

After watching a video clip of Bryson DeChambeau and his caddie Tim Tucker at Dubai Classic, I was wondering what the governing is going to ban to make it more difficult for DeChambeau to use science as he plays. After listening to their conversation, I think the PGA Tour should embrace his approach and run with it!

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Hitting The Ball Ridiculously Long on the Golf Course

We continually hear of players hitting the ball ridiculously long. I am not talking about a few extra yards, but the pros hitting their ball hundreds of yards father most amateurs. It is impressive and disheartening at the same time to hear or watch their ball sail to the moon and back. I am not sure it is good for the game, but it is the way of the future. Continue reading