# Golf Balls: The Physics Of Golf

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The physic of golf is more complex than most people think; from the golf balls they use to the clubs, and even the way they swing the club. The golf swing is one big arc, and when a person swings his arms they accelerate around body. Creating speed this speed is then transferred from the face of the golf club to the ball, which is then launched with its own velocity. This is just the basic of hitting a golf ball many university’s have put a lot of research in to how a golf can maximize hitting the golf ball both strait and far. In golf “the longest clubs are used for the most distance”. When the head of the golf club come in “contact with the golf club it only touches the ball for a thousandths of a second”. When the ball comes in contact with …show more content…
“To produce a hook ball that veers to the left or a ball that veers to the right”. “For a golfer that hooks the ball he will shift his feet to the right to counter act the hook, a person who slices the ball will have to shift his feet the left to counter act the slice of the golf ball”. (Fritts , 2002)
The reason a player will hit a hook is “because his club is hitting the ball later in his swing and will therefore mean that the club will hit the far side of the golf ball first”. Which this will lead to a ball that veers to the left also referred to as a hook in golf. (Fritts , 2002)
A person who slices the golf ball is the exact opposite of the person, who hooks the golf ball, “because the club hits the ball earlier in the swing and will therefore mean that the club will hit the close side of the ball first” and the ball will veer to the right also referred to as a slice in golf. (Fritts ,