Category Archives: The Mechanics 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

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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

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: Understanding the Basics (Lesson 4: Part 1)

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

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

  About this site: Golf as God Gave It To Us Good pitching beats good hitting . . . and vice versa. — Yogi Berra [Ed. Note:  While this post is written for all golfers, it likely will be most useful … Continue reading

Posted in Bunkers, Conservation of Momentum, Newton's Third Law, Opposites in Golf, Sand Play in Golf, Stance, Stance in a Bunker, The Mechanics of Golf | 1 Comment