Golf Club Physics

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Golf clubs come in many different sizes. Some have square heads and others have flat heads. Golf clubs come in very different weights. The head of the golf club is where most of the weight is put. The golf shaft is the most important part of a golf club.

There are two sets of measurements in a golfers swing with each club. The first measurement is the joint angles and feet/ ball orientation of the golfer. The body kinematics during the swing from take away when you swing up to ball impact when you hit it. And the second measurement is swing characteristics and ball dynamics, the club heads speed, ball speed, clubface angle, swing path angle, impact point, tempo, rotation, are modified versions of the Golftek pro swing data analysis system.

Club heads may be made from chrome-plated steel, aluminum, titanium, tungsten, beryllium nickel, beryllium
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If the head of the golf club is made of steel or stainless steel, they would have to do a process called tube drawing. The tube is measured a desired length the part of that desired length is pulled away. If the shaft is made of graphite fiber-reinforced composite material its formed by a process called pultrusion.
With some metal shafts, the shaft is inserted into the socket on the head and a small hole is drilled crossways through both the socket and the shaft. With graphite shafts, the head is bonded to the shaft with an adhesive. The swing weight, lie angle, shaft torque, and a host of other specifications are not only important to the club’s designer, but are important to the specifications of the effect of its appearance.

Golf clubs are manufactured from a wide variety of materials, including metals, plastics, ceramics, composites, wood, and others. Different materials are chosen for different parts of the golf based on their mechanical properties, such as strength, elasticity, formability, impact resistance, friction, damping, density, and

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