# You asked: How many Newtons does it take to hit a golf ball?

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## How much force do you hit a golf ball with?

During collision between the ball and driver, peak force applied to the ball can be as high as 4000 pounds. A swing of 110-mph can result in the ball going from rest to 150-mph in 0.0005 seconds. In fact, during certain stages of impact, the ball experiences more than 50,000-g’s of acceleration!

## How does Newton’s 2nd law apply to golf?

Second Law: Force equals mass times acceleration (f=ma). When a golf club carries an unbalanced force it carries a change in velocity. The change in velocity is acceleration. The greater the force applied to the golf ball the greater the acceleration.

## Do you need strength to hit a golf ball?

Shoulders, legs, back, arms and core muscles all have an effect on how far you can hit a golf ball. Having a strong and flexible core is vital. The core is important because the muscles in this centralized region of your body work to power your rotation and create greater club head speed and impact on the golf ball.

## What causes a golf ball to roll?

The ball typically rotates at several thousand RPM. (Note: This rotation is a result of the friction between club head face and ball, which causes the ball to roll up the lofted club head face during impact and gain backspin as a result).

## What is the Magnus effect in golf?

They wouldn’t refer to it, but it is all thanks to what is called the Magnus Effect, which effects all rotating balls or cylinders when they fly. As a ball picks up speed, air on the front side of the ball is going in the same direction as it’s spin. Therefore, it gets dragged along with the ball and deflected back.

## What is impulse equal to?

The impulse experienced by the object equals the change in momentum of the object. In equation form, F • t = m • Δ v. In a collision, objects experience an impulse; the impulse causes and is equal to the change in momentum.

## How much does a golf ball weigh?

According to the USGA Rules of Golf, the weight of the golf ball shall not be greater than 1.620 ounces avoirdupois (45.93 gm). The heavier the ball (to a point) the less it can be slowed downs by air resistance and therefore the further it would tend to fly.

## What is the third law of motion?

Newton’s third law: the law of action and reaction

Newton’s third law states that when two bodies interact, they apply forces to one another that are equal in magnitude and opposite in direction. The third law is also known as the law of action and reaction.

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## What law of motion is golf?

Science of Golf: Newton’s Third Law of Motion.

## How does Newton’s 3rd Law and action reaction apply to the sport?

Newton’s third law explains how many sports injuries are caused. The more force you use to a hit a tennis ball, the more reaction force your arm receives from the racket. Every time your feet hit the ground when you are running, the ground hits your feet with an equal and opposite force.

## Do biceps help in golf?

Also, there is a high potential for elbow injury (golfer’s elbow) due to the repetitive nature of golf. It is therefore important that this area is kept strong. In the upper arm, the two major muscle groups are the biceps and triceps. Strengthening your biceps will help promote stability in your swings.

## Is hitting golf balls exercise?

Conclusion – Hitting balls is most likely light exercise, but certainly not intense “golf exercise”. It probably falls into the 150 minutes of moderate activity that the American Heart Association recommends per week.

## What muscles need to be strong for golf?

The back, neck, shoulder, core and hip muscles are all pivotal in creating a powerful golf swing. How you use these muscles dictates your power and accuracy and could be the difference between a birdie and bogey.