Comments on: Entrepreneur needs to prove golf gizmo works http://blogs.reuters.com/small-business/2010/02/18/entrepreneur-needs-to-prove-golf-gizmo-works/ Grow your own Thu, 26 Mar 2015 12:32:24 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: jstaf http://blogs.reuters.com/small-business/2010/02/18/entrepreneur-needs-to-prove-golf-gizmo-works/comment-page-1/#comment-1619 Sun, 21 Feb 2010 23:49:17 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/small-business/?p=1777#comment-1619 This is the lastest of many devices, my own experiences have been with a group that did motion capture and another that used a laser mounted on a practice club.

Neither of those things made a difference past the typical change that comes with anything that increasing your interest for a bit, and there is no reason to believe that this approach would be anything difference.

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By: kkobashi http://blogs.reuters.com/small-business/2010/02/18/entrepreneur-needs-to-prove-golf-gizmo-works/comment-page-1/#comment-1617 Sat, 20 Feb 2010 19:11:21 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/small-business/?p=1777#comment-1617 What he needs to do is go to a golf center that has one of those mechanical golf swingers – the same devices that are used to test golf ball distance.

Scientifically prove to the consumer that a club that is set at a 45 degree angle is the optimal address. Have an outside agency attach the device at various angles with a driver, 2 iron, 5 iron, 7 iron and record the statistics. Then, find out what are the optimal angles for each club based on standard golf club lengths.

That will tell the inventor what angles is optimal and that his device will help the average golfer. Also, not only do golf clubs vary by length, but also the height of the golfer from shoulder to hands, to ground. So if anything this 45 degree angle philosophy is much too general – it depends on various parameters.

Also, just because a golfer addresses the ball at 45 degrees doesnt mean he will keep it on plane throughout the entire swing to add extra distance.

All in all I think its just another crazy idea to suck in golfers with deep pockets.

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