Category Archives: Conservation of Momentum

Power: Its Two Critical Elements (Lesson 6, Part 3)

About this site: Golf as Gave It To Us In our prior lesson, we talked about the positions of the club relative to the body that allow one to build up the most energy or speed or what-you-would-like-to-call-it, in the … Continue reading

Posted in Acceleration, Angular Momentum, Conservation of Angular Momentum, Conservation of Momentum, Downswing, Elements of Clubhead Speed, Maximizing Power, Power, Release, Time it Takes to Release the Clubhead | 2 Comments

Getting the Ball to the Hole: The Faster You Putt, the Smaller the Hole (Lesson 3, Part 5)

The harder I try, the behinder I get.                       Anonymous Work hard to reach your goals. And if you can’t reach them, use a ladder.           … Continue reading

Posted in (Linear) Momentum, A game of misses, Angular Momentum, Conservation of Angular Momentum, Conservation of Momentum, Gravity and Golf, Greens, Putting

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

Posted in Ball Flight, Conservation of Momentum, Gravity and Golf, Strength, The Mechanics of Golf | 1 Comment

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

Getting the Ball to the Hole: Putters and Bellied Wedges (Lesson 3, Part 2)

About this site: Golf as God Gave It To Us This post continues our discussion of getting the ball to the hole, once we have taken care to line it up.  It is worth emphasizing that taking care to line … Continue reading

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A Game of Opposites: Anchored (Lesson 4, Part 2)

About this site: Golf as God Gave It To Us Where were we?  Yes.  That’s right.  Golf is a game of opposites.  Try to move the ball right, it goes left; try to move the ball left, it goes right; … Continue reading

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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