The Science of the Perfect Swing

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The major task in writing The Science of the Perfect Swing was the simplification of the engineering science so that it could be readily understood. The primary objective was to allow inquisitive golfers to gain a deeper understanding of all aspects of the sport from ball striking and ball flight through to the capture of the ball in the hole. Such knowledge provides a firm foundation for performance improvements. It also allows a greater appreciation of the performance of Tour professionals on which many of the case studies are based. Rich in illustrations, graphs, and charts, The Science of the Perfect Swing strikes a perfect balance between golf science and a descriptive form that will appeal to golf enthusiasts and general readers of sports science, as well as to the golf science community.
Some harder science is necessary for the work to have credibility in the science world, but this is corralled into smaller separated sections where it can be browsed or skipped without any loss of understanding of the fundamental principles of the game.

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The principles of golf are those found in the general theory of impact, the science of flight, and the mechanics of motion including the bouncing and rolling of balls. These are the most fascinating of the physical sciences. The book should be considered as a dual-path journey. On the one hand the basic sciences are shown to explain even the finest details of the game. At the same time the different aspects of the game from the swing to the conditions for capture in the hole, provide wonderful examples for explaining scientific principles at work. If young golfers, in particular, become interested in the physical sciences through reading this book that would be a wonderful bonus.
Almost everything about the game of golf provides examples of perfection, when measured in terms of the underlying scientific principles. The intention of the book is to describe this fundamental nature of the game in the simplest terms possible without sacrificing rigorous checks on the accuracy of the work. The reader with even distant memories of high school science, and maybe not even good memories, can follow the general descriptions of the golf science, and in so doing reach a much deeper and richer appreciation of the game.

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