The physical pendulum is the
core element of the CARVINGGOLF swing.
It is the core of the total movement. In order for a pendulum
to function correctly, certain prerequisites are needed. These
are rhythm, geometry and the dynamics of movement. These three
elements of movement, which are dependent upon one another,
can be compared with the supporting columns of a bridge, attaching
the theory of the playing motion of golf with the practical
movements of the golf swing. The model of a possible, practical
conversion of this theory into practice is called the CARVINGGOLF
PENDULUM MOTION APPROACH.
A MORE RELIABLE APPROACH
When chipping, the head of
the golf club has to hit the ball precisely, otherwise the grass
is chipped but not the ball. No player around is free from having
experienced this stress of approaching the ball, and numerous
tournament near-victories have been lost at the last hole, due
to poor chipping. Even the phenomenon of the chipping yip exists.
All of this is now past tense. CARVINGGOLF provides the player
with a new approach-
ing technique called the pendulum motion approach. This allows
the player to achieve a more reliable and stress-free approach
to the ball.
|Fig. 1: The
pendulum motion approach during the backswing and the follow
through, triggered and steered through an “up and
down“ movement of the shoulder.
neck muscles flex the broad back muscles
||flexing the broad
back muscles brings dynamics into the
pendulum motion system
|broken red lines:
||axis of the broad
|hip joint axis:
system stability is the secret of this new technique. An
example of this technique can be seen in a wall clock, where the
stable suspension of the casing guarantees the uniform path of
the pendulum. Due to this pendulum motion approach, the head of
the golf club hits the ball precisely. The center of swing is
hereby optimally stabilized and the player actively moves only
both shoulders “up and down“. This means they are
actively lifted and then due to the built up of muscular tension,
passively fall down and thereby intensify the pendulum motion.
CARVINGGOLF clubs with equally long shafts create optimal prerequisites
for uniformed rhythmic, geometric and dynamic conditions of swing
on the basis of the physical pendulum. Therefore, these clubs
are especially suited for reliable pendulum motion approaches
at eg. a distance of 3 meters, using a sand wedge, or hitting
100 meters with a 6 iron. The club head always moves along the
same swing path, no matter which iron is used.
PENDULUM MOTION APPROACH
1: These clubs are specially
fit for the pendulum motion approach technique.
The pendulum motion approach can become a true alternative to
the traditional pitching and chipping technique (accord. to M.
Grosser). It is presently taught by CARVINGGOLF instructors Thomas
Thöni in Seefeld Wildmoos, Austria; Barry Rixom
in Munich Eichenried, Germany and by Christoph Kilian in Bad Wörishofen,
The CARVINGGOLF pendulum motion approach will soon become a topic
of discussion at the Golf Academy at Bad Griesbach, Germany (
ccord. to M. Grosser).
more reliable approach and less putts needed through the
pendulum motion approach!
– the core of the swing movement
– sport science
teaching concept from
Dr. Ferdinand Tusker and Florian Kreuzpointner.
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