Category Archives: Geometry of Golf

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

Posted in Ball Flight, Coordination, Geometry of Golf, Gravity and Golf, Inner ears, Maximizing Power, Physiology and Golf, Power, Strength, The Mechanics of Golf | Tagged , ,

Three Dimensional Problems in Golf: What Is a Golf Swing? (Lesson 8, Part 1)

About this site: Golf as God Gave It To Us Introduction One of the most difficult things in golf is its three-dimensional nature. This is not just true of golf.  I know many people who were very good at, say, … Continue reading

Posted in 3-D problems in golf, Casting, Coordination, Downswing, Extension, Geometry of Golf, Late Set, Left wrist hinge, Opposites in Golf, Physiology and Golf | 1 Comment

Getting the Ball to the Hole: Lip Outs (The Faster You Putt, the Smaller the Hole)

About this site: Golf as God Gave It To Us You’ve just got one problem. You stand too close to the ball after you’ve hit it. – Sam Snead This post is an addendum to the post “The Faster You … Continue reading

Posted in Geometry of Golf, Gravity and Golf, Greens

Power: The Geometry of Acceleration (Lesson 6, Part 2)

About this site: Golf as God Gave It To Us [Note:  This an “Albert Einstein” post.  The ideas here are a bit harder than in most posts.  On the other hand, they are well worth taking the time to understand, … Continue reading

Posted in Acceleration, Casting, Downswing, Early Set, Extension, Geometry of Golf, Going Past Parallel, Late Set, Late Set, Left wrist hinge, Radius of Golf Swing, Right Angle

Power: Building Up Energy (Lesson 6, Part 1)

Lee Trevino described Jack Nicklaus as longer than Tiger Woods.  It is hard to doubt.  The PGA at one time held a driving contest prior to the PGA Championship.  In 1963, Nicklaus hit a ball 341 yards – a ballata … Continue reading

Posted in Angular Momentum, Conservation of Angular Momentum, Geometry of Golf, Gravity and Golf, Newton's Third Law

Getting the Ball to the Hole: Why and When to Lag (Lesson 3, Part 4)

To die the ball at the hole, or to putt it 17 inches past?  That is the question. There is a debate in golf about whether one should try to die the ball at the hole or putt it with … Continue reading

Posted in A game of misses, Geometry of Golf, Gravity and Golf, Greens, Putting, Putting, Putting Alignment

Getting the Ball to the Hole: Know Your Putter (Lesson 3, Part 3)

This is a continuation of our lesson about getting the ball to the hole.  In the previous lesson, we learned about the importance of correctly lining up a putt; how small errors in alignment can result in three-putts; what green … Continue reading

Posted in Consistency, Equipment, Geometry of Golf, Putters, Putting