Welcome to my golf articles.
Most of the articles are about golf clubs and
golf physics, but some are just about golf.
articles about golf. Very little clubmaking, engineering, or physics in this
eBook introducing the technical side of clubmaking. It starts with a
tutorial on the relevant topics
of physics, then applies those principles to how golf clubs work.
Finally it covers clubfitting from a scientific point of view.
clubfitting, and golf technology articles not covered by the other
How the golf swing works, mostly from an engineer's point of view.
of the interesting technical questions in golf relate to the impact
between clubhead and ball, and the subsequent flight of the ball.
shaft is the most complex component of the club, and its contribution
to performance is probably the least understood. I have been and
continue to be involved in shaft research projects. The articles in
this section talk about things like flex, frequency, and spines.
Many of my contributions to golf club research have been
either the design
of instruments to measure clubs/components or articles educating
clubmakers about how to interpret what such instruments tell you. And
while we're on shop tools for measurement, we'll include any discussion
of other shop tools here.
I have been the principal
engineer of the NeuFinder since the NF-4. The NeuFinder is an
instrument that measures and profiles shaft flex, using differential
deflection. There are a bunch of articles about it on the "Instruments"
page, so I'm providing a fast link into NeuFinder articles here."RSG"
refers to "Rec.Sport.Golf", the netnews newsgroup for
golf. Newsgroups were the way interest groups communicated
one another before web forums were invented. (Note: the Internet has
been around since the early 1970s. The Web has only been there since
1990, and web forums only became common in the late 1990s. Netnews (or,
more properly, Usenet) was very active from about
the 1990s, though many avid Internet users today have never heard of
it. But I digress...
In the mid 1990s, someone on
that golf is not something you do in front of a keyboard. So
invitations went out over RSG for regional golf events, typically long
weekends of golf with people you only knew from netnews. Sometimes
there were tournaments involved, but that was hardly necessary.
tradition has continued! There are probably 8-10 such events annually.
I usually attend RSG-Pittsburgh, -Hershey, and -Ohio, as well as a
small invitational event in the Carolinas in January or February. Here
are writeups with pictures of the events I've attended, as well as some
So who is this Tutelman guy anyway, that I should trust him to know
about golf technology?