The Physics of Golf

Paperback | May 10, 1999

byTheodore P. Jorgensen

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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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Based on 20 years of research in the field of physics, this book explains the science underlying the fundamentals of golf. Theodore P. Jorgenson discusses what components contribute to the optimal swing, how and why properly shifting your weight adds to distance and why a golf ball behaves as it does. The Physics of Golf also provides ...

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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 ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:201 pages, 9.25 × 6.1 × 0 inPublished:May 10, 1999Publisher:Springer New YorkLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:038798691X

ISBN - 13:9780387986913

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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

From Our Editors

Based on 20 years of research in the field of physics, this book explains the science underlying the fundamentals of golf. Theodore P. Jorgenson discusses what components contribute to the optimal swing, how and why properly shifting your weight adds to distance and why a golf ball behaves as it does. The Physics of Golf also provides information on high-tech golf club designs.

Editorial Reviews

From the reviews:". 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 (BOB ADAIR, AUTHOR OF PHYSICS OF BASEBALL)