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Golf University: Become a Better Putter, Driver, and More-the Smart Way

Golf University: Become a Better Putter, Driver, and More-the Smart Way

by Scott Weems
Golf University: Become a Better Putter, Driver, and More-the Smart Way

Golf University: Become a Better Putter, Driver, and More-the Smart Way

by Scott Weems

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Overview

Here is comprehensive advice to excelling on the golf course. Scott Weems goes beyond traditional tips on putting and driving. Divided into four academic years, Scott Weems incorporates the disciplines of physics, math, medicine, sociology, geology, and more to help you improve your game and have more fun on the links

The many lessons that Weems offers include:
  • Achieving maximum efficiency in the golf swing, meaning no loss of kinetic energy from club to ball, would require a driver 72 feet long. And a club the same weight as the ball.
  • Twelve percent of business executives rate golf as more important than sex.
  • Players shot half a stroke higher when paired with Tiger Woods in his prime. The effect was even worse on the final day of competition.
  • Putting against the direction of the grain (i.e., opposite the most recent mowing) leaves the ball 15 percent shorter than putting in the opposite direction.
  • Closing your eyes occasionally while putting will leave your ball almost 10 percent closer to the pin.
  • And more!

Golf University uses a mixture of research, interviews, and Weems’s own experiences as a scientist and golfer to introduce readers to the latest discoveries in the sport.


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781510743052
Publisher: Skyhorse
Publication date: 05/07/2019
Pages: 240
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Scott Weems is a psychologist with degrees in education, psychology, and creative writing. His first book, Ha! The Science of When We Laugh and Why, has been featured on CBS, CNN, and MSNBC. In his spare time he enjoys playing golf in beautiful Little Rock, Arkansas.

Table of Contents

Freshman Orientation 1

Psychology 101: The Angel of the Odd and the Imp of the Perverse 5

Introduction to Mathematics: Probability and Statistics 17

Premedicine: Kinematics and Human Anatomy 31

Introduction to Business and Economics 42

Sophomore Year 55

Physics 101: Forces and Inertia 57

Sociology 101: Crowd Behavior 71

Earth Sciences 101: Geology, Weather, and Terrain 80

Premedicine: Fitness and Conditioning 92

Curriculum and Instruction 104

Junior Year 115

Earth Sciences 201: Environmental Issues 117

Seminar on Golf History (Elective) 126

Psychology 201: Control and Flow 137

Physics 201: Engineering and Technology 150

Fundamentals of Public Safety 163

Senior Theses 175

Behavioral Neuroscience: The Brain on Golf 177

Sociology Workshop on Gender and Race Studies 189

International Study Abroad (Elective) 198

Premedicine: Special Seminar on Aging 203

Introduction to Prelaw 211

Graduation 221

Acknowledgments 227

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