Wednesday, December 9, 2015 – 16:15
(Inside Science) – You’re eagerly waiting to try out your new set of golf clubs. But before you set out for the course, you can benefit from a lesson or two – in physics.
“Knowing a few things about the fundamental processes involved in the golf swing is very helpful on the course,” said Peter Dewhurst.
A professor emeritus in theoretical and applied mechanics, and industrial engineering at the University of Rhode Island, in Kingston, Dewhurst has written “The Science of the Perfect Swing,” recently published by Oxford University Press.
The book details research by himself and others on the mechanics of golf swings, along with detailed explanations of the science revealed by that research.