can release this energy to get to the top stair. The faster you can climb the stairs, the morepower you have.The physics behind this article on the "delayed hand release" is focused on the samething, the time to release the energy of the swing on the downswing. The less time ittakes, the greater the swing power.Newton 's 2nd Law can be applied to two types of motion:-Linear Motion, which is for objects moving in a straight line governed by the followingequation:Force = Mass x Acceleration-Circular or Angular Motion governed again by the same law but with a differentequivalent equation:Torque = Moment of Inertia x Angular AccelerationTorque is the rotational equivalent of force, and Moment of Inertia is the rotationalequivalent of "Mass" in Newton 's 2nd Law both of which and are governed by the"radius of rotation" of the object in question.Since the golf swing is a circular motion, this is the equation that governs the motion of the swing.
Swing Speed and Angular Acceleration
I want to make sure you fully understand the term "swing speed" before we go further.We hear the term being used a lot on the TV coverage on the tour events.In a nut shell that term refers to the speed at which the club head is traveling as it strikesthe ball. Now, I am sure that you are aware that the faster the club head is traveling, orthe faster the "swing speed" the further you are able to hit the ball.The swing speed of the club head at impact depends on how quickly you are able to"accelerate your downswing turn" from the top of your backswing where the swing speedis ZERO, to the point of impact with the ball.Just as the speed reached over a quarter mile by a drag racer depends on the accelerationcapabilities of the car from the zero stand still position.That being the case, take a closer look at our equation and try to figure out how you canincrease the rate of acceleration of the down swing turn....Torque = Moment of Inertia x Angular Acceleration