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(2014-03-01 20:55:07)
分类: 戴夫匹兹-推杆


Stability and Rhythm: two Artistic Fundamentals(稳定和节奏)

6.1 Where Science Meets Art(当科学遇到艺术)

Acceleration is an important aspect of good putting stroke, but golfers misinterpret it, and then mess up their strokes as a result. It is a fact that a putter accelerating through impact will maintain club-ball contact for a slightly longer time than will a putter traveling at the same velocity but decelerating at impact. It also is true that the greater the force pulling the shaft and the head of the putter through impact, the more stable that club-head becomes, and the more it resists turning and wobbling if the ball isn’t hit squarely on the sweet-spot.

When golfers try to accelerate their putter through impact, they instinctive do it with the muscles of their hands and wrists. As you can imagine, it takes only a few explosions to create a fear of the next one, so they reverted back to decelerating, in fact, doing so more dramatically than they had been doing in the first place.





6.2 Stability Is the Real Fundamental(稳定是击倒一切的要素)

If your putt is more stable when mis-hit, it will stay more nearly on it path. Conversely, an unstable putter will twist and wobble more when it is mis-hit, and will be less effective in starting your putts in the direction or at the speed you want them to go.

How can you achieve stability in your stroke? A simple suggestion is to try pulling the putter through impact, leading it with your left hand and arm. Be warned, however, that if you do this with your hand and arm muscles, you will become susceptible to adrenaline, and this is not good. The better way is to imagine the stroke as a pure pendulum motion, devoid of any hand or wrist action, with a slightly longer follow-through than backswing. If you think of your forearm and shoulder triangle swinging back and through like a pendulum, you will instinctively perform a dead-hands stroke and be completely immune to the pressure effect of adrenaline. If you keep this stroke smooth and rhythmic, its maximum velocity will occur in the middle between top of back and end of follow-through, and your putter-head will be stable through impact (detail in section 12.2)



6.3 Rhythm(节奏)

The rhythm of a pendulum – or the length of time needed for each complete swinging motion – is the same regardless of its swing length. Your stroke should always take the same amount of time and should always move at the same rhythm, for all putts, regardless of putt length or the length of your stroke.

Imagine that your putting stroke always moved at the same rhythm out of habit, so you never had to think of it. Now the relationship of feel and touch to distance becomes simple. If your stroke always takes the same amount of time, the only way to cover longer stroke lengths in that time would be to move our putter faster. Therefore, longer swing lengths produce faster motions, which roll putts farther.

The only judgment required during our practice and preview swings is to judge the length of your stroke as it compares to the length of your putt.





Learning the mechanics of a vertical – pendulum motion, then learning to use the motions at a rhythm compatible with our body, eliminates most of the variables that screw up most golfer’s strokes. Pendulum rhythm reduces the complexity of calculations to judge the feel and touch for distance, and completely eliminate the need to guess how hard or fast a stroke is necessary to roll your putt the perfect speed. They eliminate the forces required to keep the putter blade square to the aim-line.

Having that rhythm won’t do you much good if you don’t first develop a putting ritual, because the two must work together: The ritual is performed at the cadence of your body rhythm, so the ritual is a warm-up for the stroke rhythm. Your ritual is put to a count, and practiced often enough that you can perform it even when the pressure is on. So if you can remember how to count, you can putt, no matter what the circumstances.



6.4 Find Your Body Rhythm(遵循自己的身体节律)

The rhythm of your putting stroke should be compatible with who you are: your size and weight, your personality, and the rhythm that already governs actions like the way you walk and talk. Many gofers have tried to emulate the game’s great putters despite having a different body size, and temperament. So their failures should come as no surprise. Try to be the best you that you can be. Once you learn to putt at your own cadence regardless of the length of your putt or stroke, you’ll be forced to develop a dead-hands stroke. By conforming to your natural putting rhythm, you’ll have to do less thinking as you putt.

Once you have determined your own best body-rhythm cadence, and have worked your pre-putt ritual into that cadence, you’ll find yourself automatically staying in rhythm as you execute your real stroke. And there is nothing that will allow you to putt better than staying in this rhythmic, repeatable, thinking-free system.



Perfy, a robot putter, sets his shoulders to his aim-line, place the ball exactly at the sweet-spot of his putter in his address position, and give him the proper-length backswing, and Perfy can putt better than any man. But even his pure-in-line stroke, with no putter-face rotation and perfect rhythm and timing, cannot make putts when he is not set up properly in his address position. So do players.

We should be able to become our own teacher, watching and monitoring our progress, keeping ourselves moving forward, spotting and correcting mistakes before they become too serious – doing for yourself the things a good teacher would do.




Rhythm is more than the fluidity of the athletic motion. Rhythm is a way for athletes to suppress thinking and obtain consistency and accuracy. Through a pre-shot routine and ritual, to be as rhythmic as possible, you need to putt practiced rhythm to allow your body and subconscious brain to “do what it knows how to do”. Then habitualized through repetition for the most consistent and accurate results possible.


6.5 All Good Putters Have Good Rhythm(优秀推杆手都有自己的节奏)

There is no way a player can anticipate executing a different stroke on every putt on every green as well as an equally talented person can learn to execute the same stroke at the same rhythm, changing only the length of the swing. Some of the best putter each one has a rhythm that tends to be the same day after day, week after week, year in and year out, for all of their putts. They have reasonably good mechanical stroke actions (although none are perfect), so their putters remain stable through impact. And they all have great rhythm. Even on their bad putting days, they almost make most of their putts, burning the edges of the cups. The reason for their consistency is rhythm. Good setup, alignment, touch, feels, green-reading, and stroke mechanics are all necessary for good putting, but without a constant and repeatable rhythm, preferably one that is in sync with the natural cadence of our body, you will never become a great putter.




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