The physical pendulum is the core element of the CARVINGGOLF swing.
It is the core of the total movement. In order for a pendulum to function correctly, certain prerequisites are needed. These are rhythm, geometry and the dynamics of movement. These three elements of movement, which are dependent upon one another, can be compared with the supporting columns of a bridge, attaching the theory of the playing motion of golf with the practical movements of the golf swing. The model of a possible, practical conversion of this theory into practice is called the CARVINGGOLF PENDULUM MOTION APPROACH.

When chipping, the head of the golf club has to hit the ball precisely, otherwise the grass is chipped but not the ball. No player around is free from having experienced this stress of approaching the ball, and numerous tournament near-victories have been lost at the last hole, due to poor chipping. Even the phenomenon of the chipping yip exists. All of this is now past tense. CARVINGGOLF provides the player with a new approach-
ing technique called the pendulum motion approach. This allows the player to achieve a more reliable and stress-free approach to the ball.

Fig. 1: The pendulum motion approach during the backswing and the follow through, triggered and steered through an “up and down“ movement of the shoulder.

red “up“ arrows: active neck muscles flex the broad back muscles
green“down“ arrows: flexing the broad back muscles brings dynamics into the
pendulum motion system
broken red lines: axis of the broad back muscles
hip joint axis: HGA
shoulder joint axis: SGA

system stability is the secret of this new technique. An example of this technique can be seen in a wall clock, where the stable suspension of the casing guarantees the uniform path of the pendulum. Due to this pendulum motion approach, the head of the golf club hits the ball precisely. The center of swing is hereby optimally stabilized and the player actively moves only both shoulders “up and down“. This means they are actively lifted and then due to the built up of muscular tension, passively fall down and thereby intensify the pendulum motion.

CARVINGGOLF clubs with equally long shafts create optimal prerequisites for uniformed rhythmic, geometric and dynamic conditions of swing on the basis of the physical pendulum. Therefore, these clubs are especially suited for reliable pendulum motion approaches at eg. a distance of 3 meters, using a sand wedge, or hitting 100 meters with a 6 iron. The club head always moves along the same swing path, no matter which iron is used.

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CARVINGGOLF clubs with equally long shafts

Fig. 1: These clubs are specially fit for the pendulum motion approach technique.

The pendulum motion approach can become a true alternative to the traditional pitching and chipping technique (accord. to M. Grosser). It is presently taught by CARVINGGOLF instructors Thomas Thöni in Seefeld Wildmoos, Austria; Barry Rixom
in Munich Eichenried, Germany and by Christoph Kilian in Bad Wörishofen, Germany.
The CARVINGGOLF pendulum motion approach will soon become a topic of discussion at the Golf Academy at Bad Griesbach, Germany ( ccord. to M. Grosser).


Carving Golf - the core of the swing movement

A more reliable approach and less putts needed through the pendulum motion approach!

„Carving Golf“
– the core of the swing movement
– sport science teaching concept from
Dr. Ferdinand Tusker and Florian Kreuzpointner.

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