Biomechanics of Golf

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Biomechanics of Golf Analyzing the physics of golf is quite complex, and has many characteristics of Newton’s Laws. This is evident by the motion of the ball, and the forces acted upon it, not only by the club, but also by the ground and gravity. Also the body must overcome many of the same obstacles that face the ball, such as gravity, and friction. The force applied to the ball from the club is directly related to the motion used to accelerate the ball. Acceleration is usually defined as the change in velocity over a given time period. The force applied must be in the correct direction and at a specified magnitude. In this case the force is a push on the ball giving it a high initial velocity , which is most easily defined as a change in distance, over a given time period in a certain direction. Velocity also affects the ball’s displacement , meaning the overall distance from the starting point the ball moves. This velocity gives the ball momentum , which is often simply described as how hard it is to stop a moving object. During impact, the ball is a prime example of Newton’s Third Law.

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