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Why is it important to understand how a golf club works?
« on: August 16, 2007, 09:32:55 PM »

One of the Pro I used said its important to know how a golf club works... then he ask me to read a 900 pages book he wrote.... which a section described how golf club works....

Put it this way, the book still as new as I receive it....  Grin I am not a reader  Sad

I suddenly thought about this at work so I did a quick dig up on the internet and I found the following....

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In the 450 millionths of a second that the ball and club are in contact, as shown in the animation to above, the ball does several things. First, it deforms quite a bit, flattening against the face of the club. As the ball begins to rebound to its normal globe shape, it starts to slide up the club face. Finally, just before it leaves the club, the ball returns to its familiar shape and begins to roll up the face. By the time the ball has left the club face, it is spinning quite rapidly. According to the USGA, a ball hit by a wood or one of the longer irons (3 to 5) will be spinning at approximately 3,600 RPM when it leaves the club. The same ball struck by a pitching wedge will spin at nearly 6,000 RPM when it leaves the club.

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The Sole
Ideally, the sole of the golf club will minimize the twisting of a bad hit. In woods, the broad, flat sole with rounded edges helps the head glide over the surface of the grass without digging in. Shots using irons tend to take patches of the turf away (the patch is called a divot), so the sole of irons are designed to slice through the turf evenly, without twisting or unexpected tugging to disrupt the golfer's shot.

After I read all these I thought... "Ah.. okay... but what it does to help me swing better Sherlock???"

I think I am just pure stupid/idoit/intellengent challenge or alikes.... would any of you guys able to brighten me up how it help me play better golf?

Thanks
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Re: Why is it important to understand how a golf club works?
« Reply #1 on: August 16, 2007, 11:55:08 PM »

That's fair enough, but maybe he's asking you to read it so you could explain it to him.. (quite possibly he's illiterate)...

Either way champ don't concern yourself too much with all that crap about "how a golf club works" it's not really that important, unless you're some kind of aeronautical engineer...

All you really need to do is "Keep It Simple" and just try and hit the golf ball...

Hope this helps

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Re: Why is it important to understand how a golf club works?
« Reply #2 on: August 17, 2007, 07:44:02 AM »

Hypothesis:  Andylo's pro is Martee?   Huh?
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Re: Why is it important to understand how a golf club works?
« Reply #3 on: September 18, 2007, 11:02:16 AM »

I'll agree with the pro in that some people need to understand how a golf club works. Every person who's ever said "I didn't get under the ball" after a bad shot (and I've heard that plenty of times) would be an example of someone who doesn't understand how a club works and would benefit from a better understanding. I watched a guy play a pitch shot off hardpan the other day, and he opened the clubface up and then bounced the club into the ball. He didn't understand how a club works either.

Truth is, I regularly see people attempt shots with improper club selection, and in most cases I bet it's because they don't understand how the club works and that they're making a shot more difficult than it needs to be. I'm sure I do it sometimes too.
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Re: Why is it important to understand how a golf club works?
« Reply #4 on: September 26, 2007, 08:56:23 AM »

I completely agree with the mod  Wink Thumbs Up
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« Reply #5 on: September 26, 2007, 09:27:54 AM »

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Re: Why is it important to understand how a golf club works?
« Reply #6 on: September 27, 2007, 07:21:45 AM »

This section is out of my jurisdiction. Otherwise I'd moderate your lights out for agreeing with me.
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Re: Why is it important to understand how a golf club works?
« Reply #7 on: September 27, 2007, 07:37:47 AM »

I was the moderator here, until I lost the position in a coup.

Or was I the moderator of the website help section???

I can never remember
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« Reply #8 on: September 27, 2007, 08:46:45 AM »

Listen Mr. Kansas Law Dog, law don't go around here, savvy?
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Re: Why is it important to understand how a golf club works?
« Reply #9 on: September 27, 2007, 09:45:59 AM »

Listen Mr. Kansas Law Dog, law don't go around here, savvy?

Why Ike, whatever do you mean? Maybe poker's just not your game Ike. I know! Let's have a spelling contest!
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« Reply #10 on: September 27, 2007, 10:19:31 AM »

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Re: Why is it important to understand how a golf club works?
« Reply #11 on: October 11, 2007, 01:47:24 PM »

I think a golf club works better if you hold it by the thin end.
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