The Benetton golf course, the time chosen and the outer frame of the course could not have fit better to this years seminar topic:
SWINGING NATURALLY WITHOUT EFFORT with the Carvinggolf technique.

A golf course surprisingly well playable especially for this time of the year, the pleasant Italian Spring climate and a rich and excellent culinary offer, all contributed in making the seminar and training week a valuable experience for all.

Two sport research advisors from the Faculty of Sports Science at the Technical University of Munich, Dr. Ferdinand Tusker and Florian Kreuzpaintner as well as Dr. Sabine Maier from the Faculty of Sports Science of the University of the Federal German Armed Forces in Munich structured the seminar program and together with Thomas Thöni (since 2006 head instructor of the Carvinggolf School) developed and tested in detail the training program for the upcomming season.

The individuals interested in Carvinggolf, had, by participating in an intensive training program, the opportunity to experience the ease of the natural effortless swing with Carvinggolf clubs. The sport research advisors gave daily lectures explaining what is meant by „simplifying a swing technique“, why such a simplification is needed and why the use of too much power in the golf swing will end up in a chaos of movement.

Jürgen Bechler, inventor and developer of Carvinggolf, demonstrated at the 2007 seminar the kinematic chain of the pendulum motion of the Carvinggolf swing and hereby showed the necessity of introducing a learning process involving individual stages that can be taught systematically and are therefore more easily learnable by the pupil.

The answer given through the seminar at that time:
For the sport research advisors, a process of movement oriented upon pendulum motion is biomechanically possible and therefore storable in the players mind.

Last year, the Chair of Biomechanics of Sports at the Technical University of Munich developed,within the framework of a research project pertaining to the comparison of techniques of movement in the golf swing, an ideal sequence of movement for Carvinggolf. The research project was presented and tested under the title: „CARVINGGOLF-Simple steps toward success“.

The answer given through the seminar today:
According to Sport Science,a process of movement oriented toward a pendulum motion makes the swing much easier for the player.
The active muscular power input in the swing is reduced to a minimum and coordinative demanding elements almost totally disappear.
Furthermore, the player can,while learning the swing movement, relate to and implement familiar elements of movement.
Pendulum motion is a familiar aspect in life. An example is the natural pendulum movement of the arms while walking.

In view of the complex aspect of the golf swing, a teaching concept has yet to be developed which takes into consideration the individual prerequisites(body build,movement capability etc.) of the player. The new theory follows the didactic guidelines“FROM SIMPLE TO COMPLEX (COMPLICATED)“,from known to unknown, from easy to hard.

The Seminar answer:
Less power components
More passive muscular tenseness – less active muscular power.
Less coordinative demanding movements
Avoid active rotation movements.
Unified dynamic and geometric conditions
Carvinggolf clubs with equal shaft lengths.
  Everything else is the complex build -up of the player under consideration of his individuality.



Fig.: A minimum on active power components for beginners using Carvinggolf technology.

Carvinggolf technology leads to a new pattern of movement which,through regular practice, is stored in the players mind. Existing conventional patterns of swing technology cannot be over-subscribed or dileted. A change of emphasis takes place.

The seminar answer as a guideline for the development of a teaching plan states:
Orient the learner and concentrate upon the details of biomechanics within the Carvinggolf technique.
Training steps as a methodic line being showed in detail through figures.
Show false steps.
Intervine through close communication between teacher and learner.



Fig.: A minimum on active power components for the advanced player with the Carvinggolf technique.

Not the technique but rather the game itself, has to become the center of attention. Golf is a goal oriented game, therefore these goals have to be reachable. It therefore makes little sense to adapt golf courses to the playing ability of professionals, because according to sport researchers, these courses are not playable in a goal oriented manner by 90% of the amateur golf players due to their lack of having the physical prerequisites needed. Neither the golf club manufacturers nor using muscular strength can help here.

The seminar answer states:
Immitating a top player makes little sense, the individual condition and situation of the player must be taken into consideration.
Playing with grim determination hurts the player’s game and body according to Sigi Bischoff in her lecture“BINI CRANIO- splint physiotherapeutic measures and Carvinggolf“.
PLAYING GOLF, will be the theme of the next Carvinggolf seminar 2009.

Fig.: Seminar leaders
Dr. S.Maier, F.Kreuzpointner, Dr.F.Tusker, Z.Siric-Bernhard, J.Bechler,T.Thöni

In summary: The seminar was again a tremendous success, proving how easy it is to teach beginning golf players the Carvinggolf technique, giving them within a much shorter period of time the ability to already play successfully on any course. It was also astonishing how rapidly players with many years of experience were able to improve their precision of play within only one week!

Munich, 24.03.2008/Tu, Kr, Mai, Be

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