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The example videos above are representative of the extensive testing within the Quintic putting laboratory. Each putt is analysed using our ‘putting robot’ to ensure the contact point within the arc of the stroke is also consistant. All three putters have 3 degrees of loft, with the respective shaft lean to create 1 degree of loft at the point of impact.
* Putts staying on line – as the ball has immediate roll there is less chance of the imperfections in the green knocking the ball off line.
* Better distance control – as the ball is rolling straight off the putter head it is therefore in contact with the ground and will decelerate as opposed to when hit by a flat faced putter which skids the ball or makes it hop and therefore there is inconsistent friction with the ground resulting in loss of distance control.
* GEL has improved on Groove Technology by adding an ALUMINIUM insert –
This provides improved FEEL for the putter, along with horizontal grooves, which unlike some grooved putters do not put side spin on the ball when hit off centre. GEL has also added weight to all the heads to create a more solid feel in the hands of the golfer.
* The latest in shaft technology to increase feel and improve pace control. The videos highlight the effect of missing the ‘sweet spot’ of the putter face. Each video is taken with the contact being 20mm from the sweet spot for all three putters. Further research also indicates the GEL putter has a ball velcoity of 95% of compared with 100% from the ‘sweet spot’. This in turn means that miss hits still go ‘very close’ to the same distance as well struck putts. After all, pace controls the line!GEL Golf, Putting Biomechanics
Green master visits Australia for the Launch of ‘Hurrion signiture’ GEL Putters
By Rob Vanderzalm
LEADING international biomechanist Dr Paul Hurrion knows how to cut strokes on the green. In Australia to promote his signature range of GEL putters, Hurrion has developed a process where golfers understand the science behind the most important part of the game. He does it by cutting down excessive body movement in the putting stroke.
“Because the ball is on the putter face for less than a millisecond, what I try and do is eliminate manipulation in the stroke,” Hurrion told Golfer Pacific.
“I just try and keep everything to a minimum to maximise the chance of
getting the ball on the line that’s been read.”
Hurrion, who works with a number Irishman Padraig Harrington and former Australian Open champion Lee Westwood, utilises the advances in rapid data processing and the miniaturisation of solid-state high speed cameras and computer technology. And while his research has proven successful with the pros, Hurrion admits putting is not yet fully understood by amateur golfers.
“Most single figure golfers know what they did wrong when the slice a tee shot. “But they don’t know what went wrong when they missed a putt. They usually blame the green, the line or if say they pulled it.
“A player has to take ownership of their own stroke and know it inside out and back to front. Otherwise they’re left scratching their head wondering how to improve. “There’s no question, golfers are missing out on a massive amount of strokes by not looking into the science of putting.”
Hurrion, who runs his own laboratory in Birmingham, believes better results on the green must come from a more dedicated putting regime. Most golfers he said spent a few minutes on the practice green and then headed onto the course. “The average amateur golfers’ putting technique is a cut down version of their full swing. “This is so common yet it’s not the answer.”
Hurrion rates Harrington the most committed golfer on tour when it comes to putting.
He said his analytical mind and ability to understand his putting stroke had helped him become one of the game’s best. Harrington’s average on the green is just 28 putts per round compared to anywhere between 36 and 38 for a golfer playing off 18.
Dr Paul Hurrion at Albert Park Driving Range in Melbourne
Further information www.paulhurrion.com
For distribution of the GEL Putters in Austrailia, please contact Dave MacKenzie, (CEO) OlympicProLine
M. 0411 706 000 F. 02 9319 6596 T. 02 9319 6766 www.olympicproline.com.au
THIS is the time of reckoning for many stalwarts of the European Tour. Those not in the end-of-season top 115 find themselves with a mountain to climb if they are to get their golf careers back on track.
Among them, sadly, is Peter Baker. The Wolverhampton 41-year-old won his player’s card back last year through success on the Challenge Tour. After five grim years in the doldrums he was back where he had happily collected a total of over £3 million since he turned pro in 1986.
“I was just one good finish away from keeping my card,” he said. “I played good golf all through the summer but my putting let me down.”
But the former Ryder Cup player is far from despondent. He hopes to fix the putting with visits to Paul Hurrion’s Quintic putting academy at Berkswell. Hurrion is the man Padraig Harrington thanked for helping him to win the last two Open Championships, so had the magic technological software spotted any faults in Baker’s action?
“Yes, plenty,” he said. “Without giving too much away, my set-up was wrong.”
He is hoping the new method works as he prepares to tackle next week’s Tour qualifying school in Spain. His last two visits proved disastrous but, he said: “It’s going to be different this time. Previously it has been at San Roque and I’ve never liked the course or the place and I think I’ll do better at Catalunya.” And what, I ventured to ask, if he fails, would he go back to the Challenge Tour?
“Well, yes, if necessary, though with my place in the order of merit (132nd) I should get quite a few invites on the European Tour.” The qualifying school is split into two and this week Birmingham’s Tom Whitehouse is among those going through the agony. Tom had a dreadful season and finished 167th on the Tour list.He entered 33 tournaments – more than most on the Tour – and gave himself little respite from the week-by-week battering. Others tackling the pain in Spain this week are new pro Matt Cryer, until recently Warwickshire’s No.1 amateur, and Kenilworth’s Jamie Elson and Mark Mouland
Leading the Midland card-keepers on the big Tour was John Bickerton. The man from Droitwich won 627,816 euros and finished 48th. One behind him at 49th was Steve Webster, winning 604,181 euros, and his Atherstone stable mate, Paul Broadhurst, also assured his 2009 season but was not satisfied with his performance. He was 99th with a mere 290,416 euros to show for his pains.
http://www.birminghammail.net:80/birmingham-sport/other-sport/golf/2008/11/07/golf-with-peter-ricketts-97319-22208086/ Golf, with Peter Ricketts: Birmingham Mail, UK.Tuition
Golf International Nov 08 : Planet Golf – P24
Trust in the (biomechanical) appliance of science and you can be a tour-standard putter.
Wheter you are an aspiring young player hoping to one day make it on tour or a club golfer with ambition to cut the handicap and reach the elusive ‘single figures’, I can guarantee that improving your putting stroke – and then practising to maintain those skills – are key to the process. We are working with a growing number of leading players at our Quintic HQ in Warwickshire, where state of-the-art systems allow us to measure and record every single detail of a players putting stroke. and when I say detail, I mean detail…
To download the article click: nov-08-ph-instruction
Golf International Nov 08 : Planet Golf – P24