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USGA Science: Physics, Mass, Rotational Inertia and the Golf Club

USGA Science: Physics, Mass, Rotational Inertia and the Golf Club

USGA Science: Physics, Mass, Rotational Inertia and the Golf Club

The more mass of a clubhead, the more force it produces on the ball, which makes it go farther.

The more mass of a clubhead, the more force it produces on the ball, which makes it go farther.

Check out another edition of this USGA YouTube series on the science of golf as it explores the physics behind golf. So more mass isn’t just important but so is its distribution. Greater distribution of mass in a larger clubface equals greater control, in other words. 

And stick around to see how the USGA discusses how far clubs — and the science and materials behind them — have come over the years. Even to robotic testing of physical principles such as spring energy, for instance.

You might want to watch the video a couple times on this one. It's basically mass distributed more produces less unpredictable club rotation and straighter shots.

You might want to watch the video a couple times on this one. It’s basically mass distributed more produces less unpredictable club rotation and straighter shots.

In addition, the father the mass of the club — or its is away from the axis of rotation — the less rotational inertia is generated, which produces a straighter strike. So that essentially means that bigger clubheads with larger clubfaces move around less as you swing and hit the ball. It’s then more likely to hit the “sweet spot” or face area that is most forgiving.

In this segment, the USGA and NBC Learn partner to discuss the physics behind the development of golf clubs, comparing designs from the past and present. 

Remember, the series not only helps explain golf better, but also how to put that knowledge to use to improve your game. So watch it. A few times, like I had to do before I understood those smart guys and gals. 


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