The human movements are, in
regard to their possibilities and markedness, often traced
back to basic simple principles. Such is also the case with
the golf swing. The basic element of the golf swing ist the
physical pendulum motion. In order for the pendulum motion
to function correctly, certain prerequisites are required.
These also include, next to rhythmic and dynamic conditions,
the geometric conditions of the swing pattern. If these former
conditions are disturbed, thereby causing the pendulum motion
system to become unstable, the built up energies cannot fully
be transferred to the ball at contact. They are partially
System Stability and Pendulum Dynamics
Imagine looking at a Cookoo clock. It has a small pendulum
with a high pendulum motion frequency. What happens if the
casing is moved or turned? The pendulum loses it’s rhythm
and the clock stops. This shows that a small disturbance of
the casing, the Cookoo clock’s static system, can cause
a severe change in the dynamic system of the pendulum motion.
The golfer,however does not hang on a wall and the arm pendulum
motion system does not move vertically. It moves on a swing
pattern. Hereby, forces are created which the player has to
counter in a stabilizing manner, in order to maintain his
swing rhythm and keep his balance. In addition to stabilizing
the static system, another solution on how to stabilize the
dynamic system, in order to achieve optimal hitting precision,
must be reached. To Juergen Bechler, the inventor of CARVINGGOLF,
this problem could be solved. Being a professional construction
engineer, Juergens approach was clear:
Forces which influence the static
system negatively, must be countered with activities from
within the static system. Forces which influence the dynamic
system must be countered with activities from within the dynamic
With the golf swing based upon the physical pendulum motion,
the arm-club pendulum motion is described as the dynamic system.
The legs, the body, the shoulders – the suspension of
the dynamic system – belong to the static system.
Stabilizing the Static System Through
During the upswing, the active stretching of the right leg
prevents a backward weight transfer (fig. 1) away from the
goal. During the downswing, the active stretching of the left
leg prevents a forward weight transfer (fig. 2) toward the
goal. Hereby the position of
the body’s center of gravity must be noted.
In order to stabilize the system, the triggering of the legs
must always be directed toward the position of the body’s
center of gravity, the addressing position being in front
of the body, approx. at the height of the navel (fig. 3 and
1: frontal backswing
the right leg
the left leg
3: downswing from the side
the right leg toward
the body’s center
4: downswing from the
the left leg toward
the body’s center of gravity
Stabilizing the dynamic system
through stretching of the arms
Through the use of gravity and inertial forces, one mainly leaves
the coordination of the pendulum swing motion up to the forces
of nature and relys upon the physics of pendulum dynamics. It
is very hard for a golfer, however, to remain in a passive position
during the downswing phase up to the point of ball contact.
It is very tempting for him to try to heighten the acceleration
of the club head by using his physical strength. Therefore it
seems reasonable and Juergen Bechlers idea, to stabilize dynamically.
The trick is to stabilize dynamically, which is achieved by
stretching the right arm during the downswing. In the sense
of „action equals reaction“, the stretching of the
arm is a simultaneous counter movement of the active stretching
of the left leg. If this leg stretching is oriented toward the
body’s center of gravity the counterforce then experiences
a constant direction. This is how constant system stabilizations
develop, both statical and dynamical and through using CARVINGGOLF
clubs. CARVINGGOLF clubs have equally long shaft lengths, ideal
geometric conditions for the optimal golf swing.
5: dynamic stabilizing:
arm stretched, in a counter movement left leg stretched.
1 star pro Thomas
Thoeni at the Institute of Sport Science.
Carvinggolf technique at the CARVINGGOLF
Dynamic stabilization can be carried out directly, from
zero up to the maximum use of physical strength.This concept
has been tested on the basis of sport science analysis
at the above-named institute. The
results were sensational.
By the Way: CARVINGGOLF Clubs
and Playing Stability
CARVINGGOLF clubs are irons with equally long shafts.
No matter which iron you use, they always react the same
way. This repetition gives you a higher playing consistency
and provides an additional basis for greater playing precision
and more joy playing the game.
6: system stability
and CARVINGGOLF clubs
– ideal geometric conditions for
an optimal golf swing.
Experienced players using the CARVINGGOLF technique and
using the CARVINGGOLF 4 iron, can hit the ball a distance
of 200 meters, with high precision and down the line.
System stability and CARVINGGOLF clubs are fundamental
for a successful golf swing
CARVINGGOLF technique provides the secret to successful
Carvinggolf clubs from the
drawn up 05.11.2013
Dr. Ferdinand Tusker, Dr. Florian Kreuzpointner, PGA professional
and golf business director
Thomas Thöni, DI (TH) Jürgen Bechler
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