Category Archives: Ball Flight

Maximizing Power and Center of Mass

About this site: Golf as God Gave It To Us Players often gain an intuitive understanding that they should be in balance throughout their swing.  There are reasons why this is the case.  But that is not our subject here. … Continue reading

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Spin on the Ball: God Doesn’t Own A One-Iron (Lesson 5, Part 2)

About this site: Golf As God Gave It To Us Apochryphal story about Lee Trevino:  [Ed. Note:  For those of you who don’t know, Trevino was hit by lightning on a golf course once in the mid 1970s.]  During a … Continue reading

Posted in A game of misses, Ball Flight, Fades and Draws, Hooks and Slices, the ground

Golf is a Game of Opposites: Golf is Work (Lesson 4, Part 3)

In this post, we will discuss some very basic physics.  Do not be afraid.  It is to make a very simple but completely under-appreciated point.  It has consequences.  Here, we will just emphasize the simple point. About this site: Golf … Continue reading

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Spin on the Ball: What Causes Spin At Impact (Lesson 5, Part 1)

Lesson 1 discusses the importance of consistency in golf; Lesson 2 the importance of lining up a putt accurately; Lesson 3 getting the ball to the hole; and Lesson 4 golf as a game of opposites.  We will go back … Continue reading

Posted in (Linear) Momentum, Angular Momentum, Ball Flight, Bernoulli's Principle, Fades and Draws, Geometry of Golf, Gravity and Golf, Hooks and Slices, Opposites in Golf, Other Sports and Golf, The Mechanics of Golf | 2 Comments

A Game of Opposites: Understanding the Basics (Lesson 4: Part 1)

A Game of Opposites: Understanding the Basics (Lesson 4: Part 1).

Posted in Ball Flight, Conservation of Momentum, Gravity and Golf, Newton's Third Law, Opposites in Golf, Stance, The Mechanics of Golf

Consistency, 18 Times Over

About this site: Golf Is Simple Golf has one constant – the need for consistency. [Lesson One will be repeated, consistently, throughout the blog, coming back to it every few weeks, as a reminder of what is most important in … Continue reading

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