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Improve your golf game by learning the underlying fundamentals of the golf swing in this acclaimed, unique contribution to the sport. Finally, you'll understand:

why shortening your backswing doesn't substantially decrease clubhead velocity
what components contribute to the optimal swing and what variations are acceptable
how and why properly shifting your weight adds to distance
why a golf ball behaves and spins as it does
and much more.
Written by a physicist after some twenty years of research, Physics of Golf is the only book devoted exclusively to explaining the science behind a successful golf game. Technical appendices offer details for the so inclined. The revised and expanded second now offers you:

-new material on high-tech club designs
-a complete new chapter on short putts
-additional applications of physics to the problems every player faces.


"Jorgensen tells golfers what they ought to be doing and why, the correct technique according to the principles of physics." -Golf Weekly
"...gives new insights and precise views into the forces and torques developed in the downswing...Thank you, Dr. Jorgensen...We will all treasure your book." -American Golf Pro
"The heart of golfer Ted Jorgensen's delightful book lies in his analysis of the swing of the golf club and how, armed with insights from that analysis, you, he and I might all swing the club better and play better golf...[The book] is designed to be accessible to the casual reader while satisfying the critical student. But first word or last, for anyone who has swung a golf club, the book is fun to read." -Physics Today
"This very enjoyable book covers most aspects of golf from the swing, to club selection, golf balls, and human motion." -Applied Mechanics Review

Synopsis:

"The heart of golfer Ted Jorgensen's delightful book lies in his analysis of the swing of the golf club and how, armed with insights of that analysis, you, he, and I might all swing the club better and play better golf".--"Physics Today" (Bob Adair, author of "Physics of Baseball"). 25 illus.

Synopsis:

Devoted to explaining the science behind a successful golf game, this edition includes a new chapter on putting, additional applications of physics to the problems players face in every round, and a new technical appendix.

Synopsis:

This revised and expanded bestseller includes a new chapter on putting, a new appendix on the fundamental physics covered in the book, increased coverage of modern club design, and an updated reference section. As in the previous book, most of the mathematics is relegated to a technical appendix. The first edition of this book was enthusiastically received by the both the science press in Physics Today, IEEE Spectrum, and Nature and the golf world in American Golf Pro and Golf Week.

Synopsis:

This book is an revision and expansion of the best selling AIP Press title, Physics of Golf. It includes a new chapter on putting, a new appendix on the fundamental physics covered in the book, increased coverage of modern club design, and an updated reference section. As in the previous book, most of the mathematics is relegated to a technical appendix. The first edition of this book sold 8500 units USP and was reviewed enthusiastically by the both the sciece press in Physics Today, IEEE Spectrum, and Nature and the golf world in American Golf Pro and Golf Week. Excerpts from reviews: "Jorgensen's book may be about the last word on the golf swing... for anyone who has swung a golf club, the book is fun to read." Physics Today, 6/94, by Bob Adair, author of Physics of Baseball."...(book) gives us new insights and precise views into the forces and torques developed in the downswing...Thank you, Dr. Jorgensen. We will all treasure your book." American Golf Pro, winter 1996 "Jorgensen writes for a wide readership ranging from nongolfing fellow physicists... to nonscientific golfers..." Nature, 1994 "Daly's book is in the bucket; my sporting future is assured due to the Physics of Golf". Contemporary Physics, 1994

Table of Contents

Chapter 1- The Secret of Golf is in the Swing//Chapter 2- The First look at the golf stroke//Chapter 3- A second look at the golf stroke//Chapter 4- Variations on Parameters brings new Understanding of the Golf Swing//Chapter 5- The energy of the swing//Chapter 6- Producing power with precision//Chapter 7- Developing your own golf stroke//Chapter 8- The aerodynamics of golf//Chapter 9- When the clubhead meets the ball//Chapter 10- The Harry Vardon swing//Chapter 11- The matching of clubs//Chapter 12- The flexibility of shafts//Chapter 13- Examining the handicap system//Chapter 14- On short putts//References//Technical Appendices//Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780387986913
Editor:
Kluwick, A.
Author:
Kluwick, A.
Author:
Jorgensen, Theodore P.
Publisher:
Springer
Location:
New York, NY
Subject:
Physics
Subject:
Force and energy
Subject:
Golf
Subject:
Sports Science
Subject:
Golf - General
Subject:
Physics-General
Subject:
Sports and Fitness-Golf
Subject:
Language, literature and biography
Subject:
Physics and Astronomy
Copyright:
Edition Number:
2
Edition Description:
2nd ed. 1999
Publication Date:
19990326
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
201
Dimensions:
235 x 155 mm 316 gr

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Product details 201 pages AIP Press - English 9780387986913 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , "The heart of golfer Ted Jorgensen's delightful book lies in his analysis of the swing of the golf club and how, armed with insights of that analysis, you, he, and I might all swing the club better and play better golf".--"Physics Today" (Bob Adair, author of "Physics of Baseball"). 25 illus.
"Synopsis" by , Devoted to explaining the science behind a successful golf game, this edition includes a new chapter on putting, additional applications of physics to the problems players face in every round, and a new technical appendix.
"Synopsis" by , This revised and expanded bestseller includes a new chapter on putting, a new appendix on the fundamental physics covered in the book, increased coverage of modern club design, and an updated reference section. As in the previous book, most of the mathematics is relegated to a technical appendix. The first edition of this book was enthusiastically received by the both the science press in Physics Today, IEEE Spectrum, and Nature and the golf world in American Golf Pro and Golf Week.
"Synopsis" by , This book is an revision and expansion of the best selling AIP Press title, Physics of Golf. It includes a new chapter on putting, a new appendix on the fundamental physics covered in the book, increased coverage of modern club design, and an updated reference section. As in the previous book, most of the mathematics is relegated to a technical appendix. The first edition of this book sold 8500 units USP and was reviewed enthusiastically by the both the sciece press in Physics Today, IEEE Spectrum, and Nature and the golf world in American Golf Pro and Golf Week. Excerpts from reviews: "Jorgensen's book may be about the last word on the golf swing... for anyone who has swung a golf club, the book is fun to read." Physics Today, 6/94, by Bob Adair, author of Physics of Baseball."...(book) gives us new insights and precise views into the forces and torques developed in the downswing...Thank you, Dr. Jorgensen. We will all treasure your book." American Golf Pro, winter 1996 "Jorgensen writes for a wide readership ranging from nongolfing fellow physicists... to nonscientific golfers..." Nature, 1994 "Daly's book is in the bucket; my sporting future is assured due to the Physics of Golf". Contemporary Physics, 1994
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