The Physics Of Golf Swing

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The physics behind the average golf swing is quite complicating yet so simple at the same time (real-world-physics-problems.com). Its not necessarily the harder you swing the club the farther your shot goes, it has other factors to deal with as well, such as the rotation of the shoulders creating the torque on the club head. Swing speed does play a very big factor in the distance of the ball though, but you must have everything in the exact same sequence as you would a regular golf swing but speed everything up, keeping the tempo of the swing as similar as possible to your original average swing speed. If you were to try to understand the physics of a golf swing you would first have to understand rotational motion, when an object travels in …show more content…
The rotation of the shoulders is also key to a successful golf swing. The rotation of the shoulders creates torque on the club head, which in return accelerates the club head in the downward motion along with the gravitational force of the earth adding onto that. Therefore, the more rotation of the shoulders, the better and farther the golf shot will be, along with a more precise and accurate golf swing. Adding onto that, the next step is the unlocking of the wrists close and at impact of the golf ball (The Physics of Golf). This allows the golf club to rotate freely and make square contact with the ball, which is also key to a successful golf shot. (The Physics of Golf) The hands of a golfer are rather more passive and relaxed, compared to say a baseball player. (The Physics of Golf) Baseball players drive through the ball and the arc using complete muscle power, relying on strong forearms and wrists to get a solid hit. (The Physics of Golf) Baseball player’s hands are active, compared to the golfers relaxed …show more content…
(real-world-physics-problems.com) The golf ball does not spin in the direction it is flying, but it spins backwards. The backspin on the golf ball lifts the golf ball higher up in the air, regardless of the loft of the club you are using. (real-world-physics-problems.com) This brings us back to the “trampoline” effect, or the flattening and compression of the golf ball on contact, the more the golf ball is compressed at contact, the less spin it will have and usually you will have more distance. However, if you were to surpass a certain level of compression on the golf ball upon impact, the initial impact will decrease causing the loss of distance. (real-world-physics-problems.com) Usually the more the backspin on the golf ball, the higher and longer your golf ball will fly, if the conditions are fair, not including wind resistance, and many other numerous factors. (real-world-physics-problems.com) Experts say that the best angle to get maximum distance is 45

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