Planet Golf - Golf International March/April 2011 p24 :
Putting with Dr Paul Hurrion
Standing correctly to the ball is the foundation of my putting instruction – get this right and the rest falls easily into place. Your goal at address is to establish a posture that allows your shoulders to rock in a pendulum motion without any need for excess hand action or other compensations which won’t hold up under pressure…
In the diagram above here, I have highlighted the key parameters I look for in the posture of a golfer at the set-up – in this case LGPA tour player Beatriz Recari. If the set-up is not correct, there will be unwelcome compensations within the stroke as a result. I am looking to create a consistent and repeatable putting action that enables you to start the ball on the line that you have read – every time and under pressure!
To read the full article please click here : GI-Posture-is-the-key-to-Putting March/April 2011Oliver Wilson, PGA European Tour Golfers
Congratulations to Oliver Wilson for his seven under 65 to win the low honours and the ’Payne Stewart Salver’ at this years Tavistock Cup. For Oli is was his debut representing his new club Lake Nona with team mates Graeme McDowell, Ross Fisher, Peter Hanson, Retief Goosen and Henrik Stenson. The Tavistock Cup is a golf club championship with Isleworth and Lake Nona being joined by two new teams – the Albany Club from the Bahamas and Queenwood from the UK. The event boasts one of the best fields in golf, which is how the Tavistock Group are able to raise the millions of dollars they do each year for their Foundation.
ORLANDO, FL – MARCH 14: Oliver Wilson of England and the Lake Nona Club on the 16th green during the first day of the 2011 Tavistock Cup at Isleworth Golf Club on March 14, 2011 in Orlando, Florida. (Photo by David Cannon/Getty Images)
It is great to see the hard work paying off with the swing and by closing out the tournament with a 3, 3, 3, 3 finish including holing out for an eagle 3 on the 17th. Hopefully, Oli can take lots of confidence from this back to Europe next week and keep on improving and continue this form on the European Tour in Spain.
Not the first professional win but it was a world class field and you’ve got to start somewhere! Congratulations once again from all at Quintic.
PGA European Tour Golfers, PGA Tour, Putting Biomechanics, Quintic Ball Roll
Monday, March 7, 2011 : Golf Digest / Golf World
Dr. Paul Hurrion is a sports biomechanist into whose putting expertise Padraig Harrington, Lee Westwood and Rory McIlroy have tapped. The rest of us can, too, provided we find a facility that has the Quintic Ball Roll Software and system that Hurrion has developed.
Here’s how the Quintic Ball Roll system differs from other putter-fitting software: “We’re tracking the golf ball,” said Jim MacKay, who heads Quintic’s U.S. operations. “Everyone else is tracking the golf club.”
The Quintic Ball Roll system is similar to a full-swing launch monitor, but was designed specifically for putting. It captures skid, backspin, roll, launch angle, bounce, ball speed, hook or slice sidespin, and the point at which true roll begins.
“The reason why it’s important to track the ball as opposed to the putter, you make adjustments based on what the ball is doing,” MacKay said.
Its sales pitch to retailers is simple. Have a golfer bring in his own putter, have him hit up to 10 putts on the system, then try other putters and find which works best for them based on the data collected.
The system works for fitting, instruction and even research and development. Ping and TaylorMade are among the equipment manufacturers employing the system on the latter front. Harrington is among the tour players who uses one at home, as does the LPGA’s Beatriz Recari, who won the CVS/pharmacy LPGA Challenge as a rookie last year. Dr. Jim Suttie, who has two golf training centers and counts Loren Roberts among his students, has ordered one, MacKay said.
The cost of the system is $7,500, which features a Quintic 260 frames-per-second camera, a camera stand, calibration t-bar, light and template for marking golf balls, and the software.
“We’re really excited about what it is we’re doing,” MacKay said. “We think we’re pioneering what we’re doing. It will be a huge help to players and to manufacturers on how to build the putters. It’s a great research tool, a good fitting tool, a good coaching tool.”
Keywords: Beatriz Recari, Dr. Jim Suttie, Dr. Paul Hurrion, Loren Roberts, Padraig Harrington, Quintic Ball Roll SoftwareQuintic Ball Roll, Rory McIlory
Rory McIlroy working with Dr Paul Hurrion and using the Quintic Ball Roll v2.4 software at the UBS Hong Kong Open.
Quintic ® Ball Roll state-of-the-art software is portable indoor-outdoor ball roll, with capabilities far beyond traditional video filming the golf ball off the putter face. The putting biomechanics software is quick and easy to set up. Using the latest computer and high-speed video technology (upto 260 fps), the software with unique automatic tracking and pattern recognition characteristics measures the performance of the golf ball during each putt. Quintic Ball Roll is used for golf instruction, club fitting and club recommendation in golf retail stores around the world. Quintic Ball Roll is also used as a golf training aid and for personal practice by tour professionals and amateur golfers alike.
For more information please visit www.quinticballroll.com