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Physics of driving (as in golf)


Adam

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Again, driving is a great example of physics in action. This time, i'm referring to driving a golf ball off a tee on a par 3 course towards the hole. Its hole 18, and you bet your friend $100 you can make it under par.

Most likely, you would want to do everything you can to increase your chances. Almost everything you do to enable a good drive is physics.

For example, you take into consideration how much force you will hit it with, which direction to swing in, what angle to hit it at, and how far you will need to hit it. Also, depending on the conditions, you may consider any resistance, friction, or other interferances that could affect your drive.

All the steps taken prior to when you tee off in order to be as precise as possible, have to to with physics.

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