Archive for August, 2011

Bradley Hughes Golf swing path and lie angles Part 2

Part 2 of my golf talk about the true swing plane and how lie angles and weight of the club can really aid us in our pursuit for better golf. For more golf instruction and insight visit

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Calculating centripetal acceleration ?

A ball of mass m is suspended from a rope of length R. The ball is set into freely swinging circular motion in a vertical plane. The centripetal acceleration of the ball at the top of the circle is 13g. The centripetal acceleration of the ball at the bottom of the circle is closest to:

A. 15g
B. 17g
C. 19g
D. 16g
E. 18g

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Which is Better…Graphite or Steel Golf Clubs?

Choosing the proper golf club is an extremely crucial part of improving how you play the game. If you are able to get golf clubs that work extremely well for your golfing style, you will notice an immediate improvement in your game. Usually beginner golfers don’t put much thought into the clubs they use. Perhaps you have just been using your grandfather’s old clubs that you dug up out of the attic, or maybe you bought some trashy clubs at a yard sale. If you ever want to be a serious golfer, you will need to buy clubs for yourself and choose some that will compliment your playing style. You can attain this by changing the shaft length, the head size, and many other details. One of the choices you will have to make is between graphite and steel, the two most popular materials. The one you choose can greatly affect your swing (or work with what you have already learned).

Steel is the cheapest choice of the two. Because of its lower price, many view it as lower-ranking to graphite. However, this is not true at all. If you have a golfing style that works well with steel clubs, there is no reason to go for the more expensive graphite. Steel is much more durable, so you can expect steel clubs to have a longer lifespan than graphite clubs. Steel is heavier than graphite; some view this as a negative point, but some prefer to really feel the weight of the club as they swing it. Steel is also rather a bit stiffer than graphite (which has a higher flexibility). This is partially your personal taste perception, but your pre-developed swinging style may also tell you something that you wouldn’t otherwise know. If you tend to have rather fast swings, you will want to commence with golf clubs that are stiffer. Steel offers this, but fast swings coupled with heavy clubs can be potentially dangerous, so make sure you always have a tight grip.

Graphite is the other choice, and it is best known for being a lighter and more flexible material. Again, this does not necessarily make it a better choice, since it all depends on what kind of golfing you do. If your strokes are a bit slower than average, a flexible graphite golf club could be the best choice. The flex of a club can be classified into 4 different ratings: Ladies, Regular, Senior, and Extra Stiff. Graphite clubs seldom fall under the Extra Stiff rating. If you feel that you need the extra stiff clubs, you would probably be better off with a steel club. The best thing you can do is to merely give a few test swings at the club store, and distinguish out what feels the most like what you have used in the past. Make sure it is something you could use for an entire game, and won’t be come uncomfortable.

It’s likely that you are feeling a little bit overwhelmed at making these important choices about your future clubs. This is normal for a beginner, especially since each of the materials has a lot to offer. If you really want to make sure that you make the right choice, you can get in touch with somebody who is more experienced in picking out clubs. This might be a seasoned golfer or just a club store employee. Either way, they will be able to give you good advice simply by watching you swing at the ball a few times. The speed of your swing and several other things about your method will give them hints as to what you should choose. But as long as you think hard about your choice and then stick with it in the future, you should be able to choose clubs that are ideal for you, and are made out of a material that feels natural when you swing it.

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Golf Swing Trainer Testimonial – Vharness

A golfer reviews the Vharness golf swing training system. After using the Vharness, he felt an improvement in his overall golf swing along with greater control of the club. Within a few swings of the golf club he felt his golf swing was more balanced and more fluid. For more information, please visit the Vharness website at

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Vertical Swing Plane

Joseph Mayo describes some Trackman concepts and application

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Would softball mess with my golf swing?

im playing varsity golf this year and i love it! however i kinda want to start playing softball again. my mom thinks softball will mess up my golf swing tho. will it?

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I don’t know how to call it but I’ll try to explain?

Whenever I am swinging … or I’m in a plane or the altitude is increasing or decreasing … I feel something strange near my testicles I feel this reaction since I was smaller. Is this a problem or is it normal ?

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Did you know a Flex Shaft may Improve your Golf Shot Accuracy

What golf iron fits your needs?  A Golf Irons Steel Shaft or Graphite Golfing Irons? The use of Stiff or Standard Golf Club Shafts can modify the swing action speed for the good or bad, impact the shots distance and consistency.  Let us explain each feature:

Clubhead Alignment. If there is nothing aligned from the clubhead to the grips, a person’s swing movement and accuracy is out of allignment and you’ll get off aim. Make certain that the rear of the shaft aligns straight behind your target. Clubs made using flawed materials will cause misalignments.

Kickpoint. A golf club shaft that boasts a lower kick point probably will make the ball to fly higher – however a high kicking point will be contrary, it allows for the golf ball to have a lower velocity and also shaft feels firmer. This kicking point pertains to the position about the golf irons shaft from where the bending action occurs through the swing action.

Flex. You might have a quicker swing movement speed by using harder golf shafts, however for those who have a slow swing speed you may have inclination to contact the golf ball better by using a Flex shaft – that boosts accurate shots. Flex is determined by the clubs capability to bend throughout the swing which is the one of the best factors that can be related to gaining control and distance.  Using the best golf irons is imperative, before you make a choice of which golf clubs you will put in your golf bag, you have to contemplate all of all of these details.

Length. Longer golf shafts generally offer more distance in your golf shot because they offer far more flex. To get the correct length of the club estimate where the ground to where your wrist and hand hold the grip.

Torque.  Clubs that have plenty of torque will feel softer which allows the golf ball to possess a greater flight. Golf irons using a lesser amount of torque, specifically steel shafts, will help make the ball travel lower through flight. Consider torque as it pertains to the way the shaft moves through the golf swing but its assessed as a rating, the greater a score, the more the turn or torque.

Weight.  Refers to the specific original weight of the components just before it was formed. Light-weight golf club shafts frequently give accelerated golf club head speeds and range. Graphite golf iron shafts seem to be lighter weight as compared with steel golf club shafts, but they provide far more “bend”.

Find out more on all these irons at golf iron ratings.  Additionally, a large number of golf irons possess steel golf shafts, which golf club shaft do you have?

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Swing Plane Drill, Simple Drill – Golf Instructions – Master your swing plane •Place and secure the (Wrist and Hand Guide Needle) . •This provides a visual feedback as to where butt of the club is pointing. •BACK SWING 3/4 Position—The tee should be just inside the ball •DOWN SWING: 3/4 Position—The tee should be pointing right at the ball MASTER PROPER HAND POSITION BEFORE, AT AND PAST IMPACT •Naturally un-hinge your wrist through impact, when done properly it will lead to proper squaring of the club face through impact •Notice how the (Wrist and Hand Guide Needle) is pointing downwards, this will ensure that you are hitting down and compressing the ball •Practice this move in front of the mirror or on the range. •Start by hitting 100 to 200 small pitch shots and than move up to 3/4 and full shots

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physics test?

1. A Jetplane accelerates forward a runway causing a pendulum to swing back 15 degrees. What is the acceleration of the plane?
Suppose a car is driving around in circles. Even though it moves in a circle at a constant speed it accelerates because (2)_____ is changing. The formula for acceleration is (3) _____ and has units of (4)_____
5. The name of the net force that causes things to go in circles is called centripetal force and is always directed towards ____ of the circle.
6. What is the minimum speed at the top for a rollercoaster on the loop the loop if the radius is 20m? v=___
7. During the spin-dry cycle of a washing machine
a) The water is thrown out of the clothes by centrifugal force- everybody knows that!
b) The clothes are accelerated in a circle away from the water and the water continues moving in straight lines
8. The reason Neptune washer-dryers manufactured by Maytag uses less energy drying clothes than conventional models is because____

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