Monthly Archives: September 2012

Lining Up a Putt: The Stimpmeter (Lesson 2,Part 3)

About this site: Golf Is Simple This post continues our discussion of the mathematics and mechanics of lining up a putt.  This post covers some additional considerations: how green speed impacts the results of misalignment; some three dimensional graphs to … Continue reading

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Ryder Cup Addendum

About this site: Golf Is Simple This post is an addendum, brought about by announcing at the Ryder Cup, to our discussion about “Getting the Ball to the Hole” We have started discussing how to get the ball to the … Continue reading

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Golf is Not Life

About this site: Golf Is Simple This will be a repeating feature.  It will always be humorous and nothing more will be said.  Let’s keep life in perspective.  We’re all lucky to be playing golf.  Laugh a little, or a lot, … Continue reading

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Golf is Not Life

This will be the second repeating lesson.  It will always be humorous and nothing more will be said.  Let’s keep life in perspective.  We’re all lucky to be playing golf.  Laugh a little, or a lot, while doing it.  Make some … Continue reading

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Lining Up a Putt: The Insidious Effects of Gravity (Lesson 2,Part 2)

This post continues our discussion of the mathematics and mechanics of lining up a putt.  The previous post discussed the basics of misalignment – how bad alignment of a small amount, on long putts, can be fatal.  It relied on, … Continue reading

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Lining Up a Putt: The Basics (Lesson 2, Part 1)

About this site: Golf as Gave It To Us This article discusses lining a putt.  The relevant mathematical concept starts with tan(θ) or the tangent of an angle, θ.  For those of you traumatized by eleventh grade trigenometry, this article, by I. … Continue reading

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