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The Physics of Golf - Theodore Jorgensen

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Published: 26th March 1999
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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

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)

The Secret of Golf is in the Swing
The First look at the golf stroke
A second look at the golf stroke
Variations on Parameters brings new Understanding of the Golf Swing
The energy of the swing
Producing power with precision
Developing your own golf stroke
The aerodynamics of golf
When the clubhead meets the ball
The Harry Vardon swing
The matching of clubs
The flexibility of shafts
Examining the handicap system
On short putts
References
Technical Appendices
Index
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ISBN: 9780387986913
ISBN-10: 038798691X
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 189
Published: 26th March 1999
Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.11 x 15.49  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.3
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised