Why putting...?March 31 2012 at 10:38 PM
|sammy (no login)|
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Geoff... why have you concentrated your efforts on putting, something that is considered incidental to most recreational golfers?
Why not the golf swing that most golfers believe is the essence of the game of golf together with the newest equipment?
You speak of "sports science" .... biomechanics, motor learning, exercise physiology, sports psychology, other sciences.... knowing that the game of golf is still mired in ancient history and emotional mysticism.
Most golf swing "teachers" are ball-beaters who have acquired some nominal game skills and the ability to promote their reputations. Few comprehend the application of science to the golf swing because they are poorly educated.
You must admit that beating balls is not conducive to expanding the mind and results in a dearth of intellect and a minimal intelligence.
Perhaps sports science will never penetrate the game of golf, for the golf swing and putting, because the masses that play golf only do it for mild recreational fun and the relief of delusion. Gullible golfers are ripe for exploitation.
Learning and practice are not "fun" because that means going back to school, and that turns off the child in all of us. Golf is a childish-like game perhaps not deserving of scientific knowledge. Perhaps those that golf prefer their clownish incompetence, the masochism and the obsession with new equipment. Blissful ignorance, so to speak.
Attempting to explain basic physics and neuro-sciences to monkeys is futility. The few with willing, inquiring minds are basically helpless anyway, even pro golfers.
Again, why have you devoted yourself to putting... to roll a ball that will eventually stop, somewhere?