When the Clubhead Meets the Ball

  • Theodore P. Jorgensen


One Saturday afternoon a friend told me as we were walking off the fifth tee that he was developing a habit that produced a certain aberrant flight of the ball and asked me to pinpoint his trouble. At that time, about all I could do was listen and express my sympathy. A couple of weeks later at about the same place on the course he again asked me to help him. His second request led me to do some fundamental thinking about what actually happens when the clubhead meets the ball. The action of the ball after the collision and the process during the collision must be determined by what the golfer does before the collision. The responsibility for the quality of the shot lies exactly where it belongs, with the golfer.


Lift Force Golf Ball Ball Speed Golf Swing Golf Club 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1999

Authors and Affiliations

  • Theodore P. Jorgensen
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  1. 1.Department of Physics and AstronomyUniversity of Nebraska LincolnLincolnUSA

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