Friday, November 16, 2007

One Best Delivery Speed for Touch

The physics of ball-hole interaction in putting teaches that there is really only a narrow range of optimal delivery speeds for instinctive putting and optimal capture. An examination of the way a ball drops into a hole, or fails to drop, demonstrates that around 2 revolutions per second satisfies the constraints of getting the ball all the way to the hole without going too far past while arriving with a speed that correlates to a generous effective hole width. Touch is not really personal or individual, but a matter of straight-forward physics that applies to all golfers. And only the golfers who successfully adapt to the requirements of reality will, in the end, be great players. This recent post of a video on the PuttingZone YouTube Channel explains the details:


Geoff Mangum
Putting Coach and Theorist

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