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An Investigation into Weight Distribution during Putting
Author :: Paul D Hurrion and Robert D Hurrion
Date :: Sun 02/20/2011 @ 01:17

ABSTRACT:  This study examined the set-up position of 30 elite PGA professional golfers (2006-07 Season), in comparison with 30 amateur golfers (Handicap +3 to 9) while attempting the same putt of 25ft on a flat surface with a stimpmeter reading of 12. Video analysis at 50 frames per second was used to record kinematic parameters of the golfers’ set-up and posture. Thirty PGA European Tour professionals and 30 amateur golfers performed their typical putting action whilst standing on an RSscan International 1.0 m x 0.4 m pressure platform. They used their own personal putter. The main difference between the amateur and professional golfers was in set-up. This was found to be significant with amateurs’ weight distribution approximately 60% Right - 40% Left whilst the Professional Group was much closer to 50% on both sides at set-up. Student’s t-test was used to compare the group means for each parameter with a level of significance set at p<0.05. There is a trend to suggest that the wider the stance, the smaller the centre of pressure movement (sway) during the putting stroke. Although there was no significant difference in stance width, there was a significant difference in the total amount of sway, between the two groups of golfers.


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Gearing Effect - How Putter Loft Works at Impact
Author :: Ralph Maltby
Date :: Sun 02/20/2011 @ 02:24

It is important to understand what happens when the ball is putted.  This helps in the putter fitting process, and ultimately to have golfers put better.


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Geoff Mangum - Putting Zone
Author :: Geoff Mangum
Date :: Sun 02/20/2011 @ 01:45

Five Musts for Great Putting The five "Musts" for great putting are: 1. Tempo, 2. Touch, 3. Targeting, 4. Technique, and 5. Psychology.


Four Fundamental "Elements" of Putting Skill The four basics of putting are 1. Pick a target, 2. Aim at the target, 3. Putt straight, 4. Putt with distance control (touch).


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Notes on Visual Cortex Retention
Author :: Hans Supèr, PhD
Date :: Sun 02/20/2011 @ 02:15
An afterimage or ghost image is an optical illusion that refers to an image continuing to appear in one's vision after the exposure to the original image has ceased. One of the most common afterimages is the bright glow that seems to float before one's eyes after looking into a light source for a few seconds. The phenomenon of afterimages may be closely related to persistence of vision, which allows a rapid series of pictures to portray motion, which is the basis of animation and cinema.
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The Perfect Putt
Author :: Harold Swash
Date :: Thu 04/07/2011 @ 12:36

In the Traditions 2002 issue of The Golfer magazine, Harold Swash describes the key principles of technique he teaches for putting.


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The physics of putting
Author :: A.R. Penner
Date :: Sun 02/20/2011 @ 01:58
Whether it be first-time golfers at a pitch and putt or professional golfers playing a regulation 18-holecourse, putting is the most common stroke in the game of golf. In professional tournaments a crucial puttis typically the most dramatic shot and the saying, “Drive for show, putt for dough”, has been validatedmany a time. The goal of this paper is to look at some of the physics of putting and to determine thelaunch conditions required for a successful putt.
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