Question by  cowsss (7)

What is a good golfing science project?

My son had to do a science project and he loves golf.


Answer by  ZackRoca33 (206)

Do an experiment focused on physics. Something having to do with wind velocity changing the range and direction of a drive would be good.


Answer by  Jenn09 (176)

Perform a physics experiment showing the distance that the ball can be hit using different club faces. Then, he measures the angles on each of the club faces, and show the correlation between the two measurements. The project involves some simple trigonometry and trajectory calculations, but would teach him both the math/physics involved, as well as getting him out golfing.


Answer by  flower2 (143)

Depending on the parameters of the science project, your son could perhaps do a project that involves different club types, and the angles and speed they provide to the balls.


Answer by  tamarawilhite (17883)

How does atmospheric temperature and pressure or humidity affect the aerodynamics of the golf ball, including how far it travels when hit? Do vertical velocity projects using golf balls, measuring the same atmospheric differences of temperature, air pressure, and humidity.


Answer by  timeismoney (994)

Show the importance of a uniform golf ball surface by rolling two different balls, one cut badly and one not, down an identical carpet incline to see which goes farthest.


Answer by  msumatt (29)

An interesting golf test to perform is to compare how the depressions in the golf ball actually help it fly farther. Just compare a golf ball with one of equal size and weight and see how far they fly after repeated swings.


Answer by  RM (20)

Golf balls are rated for 'spin' and 'distance'. Using a mechanical arm (basic weight on a rod) you can test the distance each ball will travel with the same force.

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