“They’ will tell you that you should putt with an in-to-in putting stroke. Simply because the putter shaft is positioned at an angle and the putter swings on a plane.

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However, basic common sense will tell you that a ‘crooked’ implement plus a ‘crooked’ stroke cannot work except with perfect timing, which is not possible to have all the time!

Basic trigonometry will also tell you what common sense should. If you plan to put ‘ϰ’ amount of power into the ball in the direction of the target (presume it’s a straight putt, in this case), but suddenly pull the putter offline, then you end up putting ‘ϰ’ amount of power into the new direction, with the ball getting a glancing blow and a mere cosine of ‘ϰ’ amount of power into it, along the target line!

Two videos will explain this point better. Click on

and see the videos titled

The ONLY WAY to PUTT and

Putting – A Pendulum-Like Motion. Yes or No?

Putting – a Pendulum-Like Motion. Yes or No?

Putting – a Pendulum-Like Motion. Yes or No?

What does a pendulum-like motion involve? Is the putting stroke a pendulum-like motion? Should it be one?

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Those who make the probably most commonly used putting stroke – by rocking-the-shoulders. Could you have a greater margin for error with a stroke which has a shallower-bottoming-of-the-arc that a pendulum?

The latest video in the golf-videos section of this blog (titled Putting – a pendulum-Like Motion. Yes or No?) explains, and is the lead-in for the soon-to-be-published video titled, “In-Swing Thoracic Rotation – Boon or Bane?

Ball Flight Laws for the SHORT GAME – A TEST of UNDERSTANDING

Ball Flight Laws for the SHORT GAME – A TEST of UNDERSTANDING

If both these ‘finish’ positions are for the short game, would you expect identical or different BALL FLIGHTS to result from the two positions below?

In other words, as the main aspect of BALL FLIGHT for the short game is trajectory, would both the finish positions shown here result in the same BALL TRAJECTORY (ie. high vs low shot)?

We know that Ball Flight is governed strictly by the BALL FLIGHT LAWS of how the club arrives at the ball, and connects with the ball. After impact, insist many folks, the ball is gone and what the club does will not matter.

So, to get back to the question above. If you answered both positions WILL result in the same trajectory, then WHICH aspects of the BALL FLIGHT LAWS make it so?

If you answered that both positions will NOT result in the same ball trajectory, then you’re saying FINISH DOES MATTER. So, in that case, which BALL FLIGHT LAW (BFL) governs that?

This is a TRAP for all the so-called Ball Flight experts in India and the USA and everywhere in between. So, am posting this on the LPGA T&CP and the National Golf Academy of India facebook pages as well as on my blog and hope to get MANY RESPONSES to this IMPORTANT CHALLENGE to the BFL!


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