Hi, I’m a hockey player here to play golf…
As you may have noticed from the first line of this article I am not much of a golfer, so I will be drawing extensively from my main source of golfing knowledge….the Adam Sandler movie, Happy Gilmore.
During high school, I played junior hockey and still hold two league records: most time spent in the penalty box; and I was the only guy to ever take off his skate and try to stab somebody. Since then I’ve evolved into an avid golfer, and like any true golf lover I thought a hockey stick putter may significantly improve my short game. After all, it brought Happy all the way to the Tour Championship.
So just for fun I quickly modelled up a simple hockey stick putter mock-up using SOLIDWORKS 2015. This can be modelled very quickly with just a few simple features and extrusions. Throw in a few appearances and renderings and we easily get a nice looking 3D model:
Such a beautifully designed putter could revolutionize the way golf is played. After using SolidWorks to help design such a masterpiece, all that’s left is to manufacture (or 3D Print!) the club and hit the course.
Most importantly remember to have fun out there, don’t let the pressure get to you. As the great Gary Potter once said “You’ve got to rise above it, you’ve got to harvest the good energy and block out the bad. Harvest energy, block bad. Feel the flow, feel it, it’s circular. It’s like a carousel. You pay the quarter, you get on the horse, and you go up and down and around…in a circular; circle with the music, the flow, all good things.”
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