The Physics of Golf / Edition 1

The Physics of Golf / Edition 1

by Theodore P. Jorgensen
     
 

ISBN-10: 0883189550

ISBN-13: 9780883189559

Pub. Date: 01/01/1994

Publisher: American Institute of Physics

An invaluable guide for anyone looking to improve their golf game, this perennial bestseller combines the principles of dynamics and energy with unique photographic techniques to analyze the golf swing, the golf ball, and the golf club. "Jorgensen tells golfers what they ought to be doing and why, the correct technique according to the principles of physics".--"Golf…  See more details below

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An invaluable guide for anyone looking to improve their golf game, this perennial bestseller combines the principles of dynamics and energy with unique photographic techniques to analyze the golf swing, the golf ball, and the golf club. "Jorgensen tells golfers what they ought to be doing and why, the correct technique according to the principles of physics".--"Golf Weekly". Illus.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780883189559
Publisher:
American Institute of Physics
Publication date:
01/01/1994
Pages:
152
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.52(d)

Table of Contents

Preface to the Second Edition
1The Secret of Golf Is in the Swing1
2A First Look at the Golf Stroke4
3A Second Look at the Golf Stroke18
4Variation of Parameters Brings New Understanding of the Golf Swing33
5The Energy of the Swing42
6Producing Power with Precision46
7Developing Your Own Golf Stroke51
8The Aerodynamics of Golf65
9When the Clubhead Meets the Ball78
10The Harry Vardon Swing92
11The Matching of Clubs96
12The Flexibility of Shafts108
13Examining the Handicap System118
14A Short Chapter on Short Putts130
References133
Technical Appendix
1Parameters of Golf Clubs134
2The Matching of Clubs136
3Clubhead and Ball139
4The Differential Equations150
5Torques and Energies161
6Treatment of Data166
7Stroboscopic Photograph of the Golf Stroke168
8Tables170
9Newtonian Dynamics172
Index187

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