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Aimpoint as Poor Science, and Templeton is better but ...
Physics profs make terrible putting instructors. What ridiculous hubris to think that juggling a few standard formulae from their graduate school notes or a colleague's textbook can actually engage the perception and movement skills of REAL putting situations!
But of course golfers are absolute STOOGES for anyone claiming to solve golf skill issues with "science" and "numbers" with a substitute for skill. Grow up, folks. Science doesn't work like this, at least not in the form of a "modeled" green and putt (i.e., a dumbed-down cartoon simplification of real greens to a perfectly flat and uniformly tilted surface that comes only in INTEGER slopes and green speeds and distances in jumps of 2.5 feet or 5 feet and nothing in between). Aimpoint is not real physics -- it's a "model" version of real physics that gives calculations of "model" putts, and these calculations are NOT the aim for your specific putt on your specific green or your specific touch.
I made a discovery in physics that I don't think anyone in history has ever known (or articulated) before and it has BIG IMPLICATIONS for touch in putting, that most important part of the putting game that no one in golf has ever seriously tried to understand. It's this: if you toss a swing seat on a child's swing set back and up against gravity, the time it takes to coast to a stop is ALWAYS EXACTLY THE SAME and is also ALWAYS EXACTLY EQUAL TO THE METRONMIC TEMPO OF THAT SWING, given its length....
I wanted to share a graphic I made today about the "fall line", so here it is:
Hi Dirters, and Happy Holy Days!
I'm working on an idea about helping young golfers turn pro, especially proven talents coming out of college onto the pro circuits without substantial parental capacity or other assistance meeting the demands of event entry fees, caddie fees, equipment and training costs, and travel, lodging, and meals expenses. The idea is to get many people vested in the young pro's career and for many people to help in small amounts, either by direct support gifts of modest size or by dedicating some proceeds of product sales or teaching revenue to the support effort. (And if anyone wants to sponsor and help arrange a clinic for me to teach at your club, we can cover expenses and dedicate at least half the balance to this project as well.)
Certified 14 new coaches since June, now 106 in 18 countries! Most recently Allen Terrell, Head Golf Coach at Coastal Carolina, Conway / Myrtle Beach SC, and next Michael Shelton from Kuala Lumpur Malaysia in Orlando.
Learning how to caddy on the Future tour, PGA PAT rounds, the SunCoast Tour, and LPGA Qualifying School (Stages II and III)....