“Quantifying the relative and conflicting effects of putter path and face angle on the direction and motion of the golf ball” – that was our goal in producing a research document based on our own extensive testing.
The putter: the most used club in the bag but the most overlooked part of the average golfer’s practice. Golfers around the world are using the technology available in today’s market to help analyse and improve their golf swing. Technology is transforming teaching and club-fitting, offering golfers three-dimensional, frame-by-frame swing analysis, high-speed video and precise spin rates and launch angles that apply to the golf ball after impact. However, when it comes to putting, rather than analysing what our putting stroke and the ball are doing in detail, we simply opt to buy another putter with little more than hope that it will truly improve our putting performance.
Factors such as alignment of the putter face, path of the putter, launch angle, speed, impact location, grip pressure, forward or backwards rotation, hook or cut spin, grain, spike marks, slope and even wind can play a significant part in the outcome of a putt.
The vital question we like to ask our players is simple: “Do you know the difference between a good putt and a poor putt?” Without feedback on the launch conditions of each putt, is it possible to begin to answer this question?
Read the full article here… A Rolling Brief – Putter Face vs Path
By Dr Paul Hurrion & Jim MacKay
www.quintic.com / www.quinticballroll.com
Golf International – Issue 111, July/August 2012
Day 2: Presenters:
DR PAUL HURRION : Is the putter or the stroke that creates overspin in putting?
Can you create too much overspin???
Paul is internationally recognised in many sports as a specialist in biomechanical analysis. He is a director of Quintic Consultancy Ltd that provides user friendly 2D analysis via Quintic Biomechanics Sports Analysis software.www.Quintic.com. As well as his work in cricket, diving and UK athletics, Paul works with the Professional Golf Association and assists in R and D in shoe development for Hi Tec Sports. Paul’s passion is golf and he is a member of the Biomechanics Advisory Board of the Titleist Performance Institute. He has his own range of putters produced by GEL Golf which have won on the European Tour. He works closely with many European Tour professionals including Rory McIlroy, Lee Westwood, Padraig Harrington, Oliver Wilson and Robert-Jan Derksen.Putting Biomechanics, Quintic Ball Roll, Quintic Video Software
THE ART OF COACHING SEMINARIO ANNUALE PGAI 2011 – Verona 15-16th December 2011Putting Biomechanics, Quintic Ball Roll, Quintic Video Software, Robert-Jan Derksen, Tuition
PRESS RELEASE: 3rd November 2011
Together with his putting coach and now business partner Dr Paul Hurrion, NGF Director Jeroen Stevens, The National Golf Director, Hans Blaauw and many other guests, Robert-Jan Derksen today offically opened the latest in putting science and technology at ‘The Academy’ Nunspeet, Holland.
As already announced some months ago at the KLM Dutch Open, ‘The Academy’ works closely with the NGF to improve their structure in coaching putting to the Dutch top amateur golfers. In recent months, work has been completed on the facility to produce a ‘state of the art’ putting academy, was finally unveiled to the press and selected guests.
The Academy is based on the technique that Paul uses in his own ‘Hurrion Quintic’ putting laboratory, located in Birmingham, England. By using multi high speed cameras, Quintic ball roll, Force platform and special computer analysis software allow the coach to observe even the smallest detail in your putting stroke, which the naked eye can not see…
Paul Hurrion is an expert in putting and sports biomechanics and works with the like of Rory McIlroy, Padraig Harrington, Oliver Wilson, Paul McGinley, Philip Price… After recent months of intensive supervision, Paul has trained NGF coach, Hayo Bensdorp in his putting physilophy and technology. Hayo is really looking forward to becoming the putting coach of THE ACADEMY and to get started with his new pupils.
Paul and Robert-Jan performed the opening by the flag with the logo of The Academy at the entrance of ‘The Academy’ within Nunspeet Golf Club.
“I am extremely proud of our Academy and assume that we will soon all together will witness the enhanced level of our putt-Dutch top golfers”, says Robert-Jan.
Robert-Jan Derksen, THE ACADEMY, Sophiaweg 412, 6523
NJ Nijmegen, The Netherlands
Telephone +31 (0) 24 360 3418, Telefax +31 (0) 24 388 8576, GSM manager Jan Derksen: +31 653 15 09 21
THEACADEMY@robertjanderksen.com : www.theacademy-rjd.eu
PGA European Tour Golfers, Putting Biomechanics, Quintic Ball Roll, Tuition
By Dr Paul Hurrion
Golf World / December 2011 p64/p67
If you thought that launch angles and spin rates were the sole territory of woods and irons, then think again. Even when it comes to the humble putter, faults and fixes become clear when dipping into the world of science and technology. Dr Paul Hurrion employs both via his Quintic system, used to help many of today’s tour players sharpen up their skills on the green…
December 2011 : p64-67 www.golfworld.co.ukPGA Tour, Quintic Ball Roll
US PGA Tour – Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospital for Childres Open
Putting is an art not a science,” this is no more evident than on the US PGA tour… it was the first time that Quintic Ball Roll had visited the US PGA Tour. The event was the Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open (Las Vegas) where the software was on show to highlight to the players the importance not only the mechanics of putting, but the way both their stroke and their equipment influence the vital dynamics of the golf ball on its final journey. In the same way that conventional launch monitors such as TrackMan, Vector, FlightScope and Foresight GC2 have revolutionised the long game, so to Quintic Ball Roll is doing the same for the most used club in the bag.
Kent Jones having his stroke analysed by Quintic Ball Roll
Over twenty players had the oppurtunity to use the Quintic system, (also used by Taylor Made, Callaway, PING, Srixon, Cleveland, Titelist and Yes Golf) the reaction was dramatic, not only did it alter the way players thought about putting: but also opened their eyes to club fitting and alignment… the nuances of ball speed, spin, launch angle and the nature of true roll. Kevin Na (the winner of the event) reduced his launch angle by on average 2 degrees as a result of the analysis.
Quintic does all this through a state-of-the-art camera which (operating at 260 frames-per-second) captures the movement of a specially marked golf ball over the first 12 inches of its journey for the software to impute all the clubfitter needs to know about your clubface contact and the resulting influence on the ball in terms of the roll and path of putt. Quintic is a highly practical tool, in practice, both for coaches as a teaching aid and for clubfitters who can now match a player’s putter specification to their style of stroke far more swiftly and efficiently than ever before. Just ask Kevin Na…
PGA, Putting Biomechanics, Quintic Ball Roll, Tuition
The PGA Professional – Volume 7 Issue 6 June 2011
The latest putting analysis software from Quintic keeps its eye firmly on the ball, writes Adrain Miledge.
Golfers like me are definitely not what the doctor would order, especially Dr Paul Hurrion, the putting guru. And not because his client list includes some fo the best golfers on the planet and he has no time for those who are somewhat, to put it politely, challanged when it comes to despatching the ball into the hole.
Adrain Miledge & Dr Paul Hurrion discuss the ‘Quintic Ball Roll’ software
To download the full article, please click here : PGA_June_2011
For more information, please visit www.quinticballroll.comQuintic Ball Roll, Tuition
June 2011 Gi : Golf International Magazine www.golfinternationalmag.com
Following last month’s putting instruction featuring Dr Paul Hurrion’s work with Rory McIlroy, we focus on how the same coach’s Quintic Ball Roll putting analysis system is now guiding regular golfers – as well as tour stars – to the correct specifications and stroke. Dominic Pedler reports on the ultimate launch monitor for your putting.
“Putting is an art not a science,” claims Ben Crenshaw, which is all very well when you’re blessed with the perfect stroke of that particular two-time Masters champion. But for the rest of us – and that includes tour pros such as Padraig Harrington and Rory McIlroy – science is very much transforming our understanding of the mechanics of putting and the way both our stroke and our equipment influence the vital dynamics of the golf ball on its final journey. In the same way that conventional launch monitors such as TrackMan, Vector, FlightScope and Foresight GC2 have revolutionised the long game, so the equivalent technology for the more modest – but most used – club in the bag is now emerging as an essential part of the clubfitting process for golfers of all levels.
One session on the latest Quintic v2.4 system will dramatically alter the way you think about the very nature of putting: opening your eyes not only to obvious alignment issues but, more fundamentally, to the nuances of ball speed, spin, launch angle and the nature of true roll. Quintic does all this through a state-of-the-art camera which (operating at 260 frames-per-second) only needs to capture the movement of a specially marked golf ball over the first 12 inches of its journey for the software to impute all the clubfitter needs to know about your clubface contact and the resulting influence on the ball in terms of the roll and path of putt. While some of the parameters Hurrion himself summarises below can get rather techie in nature, it’s worth stressing that Quintic is emerging as a highly practical tool, in practice, both for coaches as a teaching aid and for clubfitters who can now match a player’s putter specification to their style of stroke far more swiftly and efficiently than ever before.
Following Gi’s visit to The Belfry to see the system in action, here is Hurrion’s instant guide to the putting parameters that the Quintic v2.4 measures and why they matter so much to your own putting game.
Please click here to download the full article: GI_Quintic_Ball_Roll
June 2011 Gi : Golf International Magazine www.golfinternationalmag.comQuintic Ball Roll, Tuition
BBC Radio 5 live’s Iain Carter attempts to improve his game on the green with the expert guidance of putting coach Dr Paul Hurrion at the Belfry.
To view the video please click here : http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/golf/9446717.stmPGA European Tour Golfers, Putting Biomechanics, Quintic Ball Roll
The above video is that of a European Tour player, putting on a 8ft putt. The putt was captured at 260fps through the Quintic Ball Roll Software. Please notice a tiny pebble at the 5″ position. Even at just 4mph ball speed, the ball clearly jumps into the air as it hits the pebble and then continues to bounce. The putt will most probably end up short of the hole after such a large bounce… The pebble has also been deflected of its intended path and at 8ft a putt, the Ball Roll software predicts to be missing on the right edge of the hole. There is also an increased amount of forward rotation at 5″ (from 300rpm to over 500rpm) as a result of the collision.
Many thanks to Matt Johns (London Putting Academy : www.londonputtingacademy.com) for the video. Matt uses Quintic Ball Roll as part of his GEL Fitting and teaching academy at Royal Blackheath Golf Club, Surrey. For more information on please visit www.quinticballroll.com & www.gelgolf.co.uk
Therefore, please ensure you remove remove any loose impediments on your intended putting line…
R&A Rules of Golf.
On the Putting Green: 16-1 – General
a. Touching Line of Putt
The line of putt must not be touched except:
(i) the player may remove loose impediments, provided he does not press anything down;