#GolfScience ‘s #Electric Eight at the Farmers’ Insurance Open – Special Report by Kiran Kanwar/
The “chosen ones” or #ElectricEight, were chosen as they were among the top 16 players of the world who participated in the December 2015 Hero World Challenge.
How are they faring four weeks into the new season, after they have had time to rest, rebuild and recuperate?
The Farmers’ Insurance Open is the fourth event of the season. Six of the #ElectricEight participated, but only ...
2016 PGA Show – A Round-Up of Some of the Big Ideas Disseminated
A special report by Kiran Kanwar.
Leadbetter’s A Swing
David Leadbetter has put together a team of experts to assess and promote his “A swing”. One of the panel of experts is J. J. Rivet, the head biomechanist of the European Tour Performance Institute.
According to Rivet, the new swing requires 30% less energy and shifts “weight” (centre of mass) 15% less too. At the same time, there is 10% more shoulder rotation in ...
Special report by Kirwan Kanwar.
Only one of the #ElectricEight (Jordan, Justin, Bill, Billy, Rickie, Zach, Patrick and Paul) whose #GolfScience is being followed every week in www.golfbytourmiss.com is competing in this week’s 2016 Sony Open in Hawaii – Zach Johnson.
As Zach is most in the news for his switch to a new brand of clubs ($5000 a set), let’s study the science behind the PXG golf clubs now in his bag (information from the manufacturer’s website). PXG, incidentally, ...
Jordan Spieth, Patrick Reed, Rickie Fowler, Bill Haas, Zach Johnson are in the fray.
All members of the #ElectricEight of www.golfbytourmiss.com. Maximizing their time there is not merely about winning but also about incorporating all possible golf sciences to give themselves an edge – all the time. And having fun while at it – by ‘checking out’ local offerings.
An important ‘local offering’ of Hawaii is the Musa genus of fruit – the ubiquitous banana. A scientific paper ...
Special report by Kiran Kanwar.
Are top-level golfers aware of the importance of staying hydrated and do they check whether they are hydrated?
In a well-muscled athlete water can comprise 70% of his/her bodyweight, because muscles are made up of a lot of water. Your blood, brain and muscles all need water.
Water is required by your body to maintain body temperature and normal blood volume. Thus it is vital for golfers, who cannot help but be outdoors for many hours per day, to drink enough fluid ...
List of Australian-born winners of a major:
5 – Peter Thomson – 1954, 1955, 1956, 1958, 1965 The Open Championship
2 – Greg Norman – 1986, 1993 The Open Championship
2 – David Graham – 1979 PGA Championship, 1981 US Open Championship
1 – Geoff Ogilvy – 2006 US Open
1 – Steve Elkington – 1995 PGA Championship
1 – Ian Baker-Finch – 1991 The Open Championship
1 – Wayne Grady – 1990 PGA Championship
1 – Kel Nagle ...
Exclusive report by Kirwan Kanwal.
Tiger Woods’ last injury was a lower back complaint. As was Ernie Els’.
In fact, Dr Monte Hessler, chiropractor to the PGA Tour, says some 50-75% of the entire field will visit the physiotherapy van during any given week on Tour.
What is the cause of this epidemic of injuries, especially low-back ones?
According to Hessler, who practices out of Scottsdale and specializes in sports-specific injury, there are two main golf swing movements which he sees as ...