The human movements are, in regard to their possibilities and markedness, often traced back to basic simple principles. Such is also the case with the golf swing. The basic element of the golf swing ist the physical pendulum motion. In order for the pendulum motion to function correctly, certain prerequisites are required. These also include, next to rhythmic and dynamic conditions, the geometric conditions of the swing pattern. If these former conditions are disturbed, thereby causing the pendulum motion system to become unstable, the built up energies cannot fully be transferred to the ball at contact. They are partially lost.

System Stability and Pendulum Dynamics
Imagine looking at a Cookoo clock. It has a small pendulum with a high pendulum motion frequency. What happens if the casing is moved or turned? The pendulum loses it’s rhythm and the clock stops. This shows that a small disturbance of the casing, the Cookoo clock’s static system, can cause a severe change in the dynamic system of the pendulum motion.

The golfer,however does not hang on a wall and the arm pendulum motion system does not move vertically. It moves on a swing pattern. Hereby, forces are created which the player has to counter in a stabilizing manner, in order to maintain his swing rhythm and keep his balance. In addition to stabilizing the static system, another solution on how to stabilize the dynamic system, in order to achieve optimal hitting precision, must be reached. To Juergen Bechler, the inventor of CARVINGGOLF, this problem could be solved. Being a professional construction engineer, Juergens approach was clear:

Forces which influence the static system negatively, must be countered with activities from within the static system. Forces which influence the dynamic system must be countered with activities from within the dynamic system.

With the golf swing based upon the physical pendulum motion, the arm-club pendulum motion is described as the dynamic system. The legs, the body, the shoulders – the suspension of the dynamic system – belong to the static system.

Stabilizing the Static System Through Leg Stretching
During the upswing, the active stretching of the right leg prevents a backward weight transfer (fig. 1) away from the goal. During the downswing, the active stretching of the left leg prevents a forward weight transfer (fig. 2) toward the goal.
Hereby the position of the body’s center of gravity must be noted. In order to stabilize the system, the triggering of the legs must always be directed toward the position of the body’s center of gravity, the addressing position being in front of the body, approx. at the height of the navel (fig. 3 and 4).

frontal backswing frontal downswing
fig. 1: frontal backswing
triggering the right leg
fig. 2: frontal downswing
triggering the left leg
downswing from the side
fig. 3: downswing from the side
triggering the right leg toward
           the body’s center of gravity
fig. 4: downswing from the side
triggering the left leg toward
        the body’s center of gravity

Stabilizing the dynamic system through stretching of the arms
Through the use of gravity and inertial forces, one mainly leaves the coordination of the pendulum swing motion up to the forces of nature and relys upon the physics of pendulum dynamics. It is very hard for a golfer, however, to remain in a passive position during the downswing phase up to the point of ball contact. It is very tempting for him to try to heighten the acceleration of the club head by using his physical strength. Therefore it seems reasonable and Juergen Bechlers idea, to stabilize dynamically.

The trick is to stabilize dynamically, which is achieved by stretching the right arm during the downswing. In the sense of „action equals reaction“, the stretching of the arm is a simultaneous counter movement of the active stretching of the left leg. If this leg stretching is oriented toward the body’s center of gravity the counterforce then experiences a constant direction. This is how constant system stabilizations develop, both statical and dynamical and through using CARVINGGOLF clubs. CARVINGGOLF clubs have equally long shaft lengths, ideal geometric conditions for the optimal golf swing.

dynamic stabilizing
fig. 5: dynamic stabilizing:
right arm stretched, in a counter movement left leg stretched.
            1 star pro Thomas Thoeni at the Institute of Sport Science.
           Technical University of Munich

Dynamic stabilization can be carried out directly, from zero up to the maximum use of physical strength.This concept has been tested on the basis of sport science analysis at the above-named institute. The results were sensational.

By the Way: CARVINGGOLF Clubs and Playing Stability
CARVINGGOLF clubs are irons with equally long shafts. No matter which iron you use, they always react the same way. This repetition gives you a higher playing consistency and provides an additional basis for greater playing precision and more joy playing the game.

Carvinggolf  Clubs

Carvinggolf Clubs - ideal geometric conditions for an optimal golf swing

fig. 6: system stability and CARVINGGOLF clubs
          – ideal geometric conditions for an optimal golf swing.

Experienced players using the CARVINGGOLF technique and using the CARVINGGOLF 4 iron, can hit the ball a distance of 200 meters, with high precision and down the line. System stability and CARVINGGOLF clubs are fundamental for a successful golf swing

The CARVINGGOLF technique provides the secret to successful golf.


Carvinggolf clubs from the CARVINGGOLF shop:

Carvinggolf technique at the CARVINGGOLF school:

drawn up 05.11.2013
Dr. Ferdinand Tusker, Dr. Florian Kreuzpointner, PGA professional and golf business director
Thomas Thöni, DI (TH) Jürgen Bechler


<< Back to News

Imprint • Copyright 2006-2012 © Carvinggolf