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post #37 of 41
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Originally Posted by boogielicious View Post

Based on with no formal training, she developed and interesting concept.  She may not have executed the design properly or really understood all the engineering, but it still showed some inherent skill. We as engineers can critique the design and show the weaknesses in her knowledge of theory, but I still give her credit for trying.

I personally don't believe that zero MOI would be much of a benefit in putting.

I've had two friends commit suicide.  I found out a month ago that a neighbor girl I knew as a kid also committed suicide.  Her mom did the same when we were kids.  I find it very sad.  Mental illness is a real disease and I don't wish it on anyone including Dr V.

This is a good post. Compassion is something sorely lacking in the world today. None of us really knows the struggles that some people have inside.
post #38 of 41

While it is a tragic story, I do not believe the ability to attach buzzwords (with the minor change of "high MOI" to "zero MOI") constitutes a possible talent for engineering. The portion of this putter that I feel was designed fairly well was it's ability to pick up golf balls out of a cup without the need to bend over and grab it, something highly useful for older players who may have arthritis or other joint problems. However this I feel is just as easily accomplished by using the putter that you prefer (which very well may be this putter for some) and using a little suction cup that attaches to the end of your grip. This takes less twisting and strain on the wrist to accomplish the same thing.

 

On the topic of compassion, I know that this is terrible. I just feel that people are trying to make more out of what are meager accomplishments just because the person is now dead. I know what it's like to have those close to you suddenly taken (7th grade friend had both their parents murdered, 8th grade stand-partner in band committed suicide over spring break) but that doesn't mean that what they did in their life should immediately become more important. With proper education Dr. V may have been able to become a designed with an impressive resume, but without it all it takes is a simple google search and basic understanding of mathematical terms to prove the entirety of her zero MOI claims to be incorrect.

post #39 of 41
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Originally Posted by boogielicious View Post
 

Based on with no formal training, she developed and interesting concept.  She may not have executed the design properly or really understood all the engineering, but it still showed some inherent skill. We as engineers can critique the design and show the weaknesses in her knowledge of theory, but I still give her credit for trying.

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While it is a tragic story, I do not believe the ability to attach buzzwords (with the minor change of "high MOI" to "zero MOI") constitutes a possible talent for engineering.

 

I agree with @Pretzel and read nothing that indicated a great mind for engineering.

post #40 of 41

Read that long read too. At first I was Curious but then facinated. At the end I don't know wth to think about the putter but the story was facinating and tragic. I'm playing a retriever putter now called a Gaim putter. It's a solid good putter even tho some think it's gimicky. And really wanting to try another I browsed called the O putter. Hey if it works it works.

post #41 of 41

This story has created quite the controversy. The editor admitted he made a mistake in making the article the way they did. I think that was big of him.

 

I bought a Yar putter. I can admit I was conned. Sadly for Yar Golf, I have bought tons of golf training aids, clubs, gimmicks, so they will need to get in a long line of folks who have conned me out of money in the effort to play better golf. Still, the putter does seem to have some merit. I think it does an excellent job of rolling the ball quickly without hopping. The ball appears to begin rolling right away. It also doesn't twist much at all. You can argue that most center shafted putters do that, but I rarely had problem with mishits twisting off line. 

 

There were some parts of the putter I knew almost right away were not right. One is looking at the hole. I tried that for like 3 rounds and gave it up right away. I could not make solid contact. that was a disaster, and I knew it after the first round. The length of the putter is not right either. It has never fit me, from the day I bought it. It was the length that first made me give it up. 

 

I still like the putter. I likely won't use it all the time, but I do not feel I wasted the money. 

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