Math M.E Inthis essay I will be explaining how to better your golf shot and explaining howfar the ball will roll after it hits the ground. Many amatuer players think that golf is suchan easy sport, when really it’s one of the most difficult. The reason I say this is because as a golferyou have to know how far you’re going to hit the ball, you have to know whereyou want to hit it so you’re in good placement on the hole for your next shotand you need to know what type of club you’re going to use.
First I will describe the types of shots youcan shoot and then I will show you how to predict how many yards the ball willroll after it hits the ground off the initial hit. Assumingyou’re hitting a golf ball off the tee box with a driver, this is what mostpeople use when “teeing off” on a par 4-5. Now scientifically, amateur’s normally drive the ball 200 yardsplus. Let’s say that the ball path ofthe ball hit went dead straight, this ball will normally only roll anadditional 20-30 more yards after the ball hits the ground off the initialdrive. Now assume the ball path is a”draw” (right to left) and the club hits the ball right on the sweet spot, thisball is then going to roll an additional 30 yards. The “fade” (left to right) is about the samedistance. Now many players will tell youthe ball goes further when they hit a draw and this is because it’s thought tohave a very flat line and have an “over-spin”. The fade is known for going a lot higher than a draw and havingbackspin.
Thisis just a myth though because with different players it is completelyopposite. You have to factor in manydifferent things like: wind speed, weather conditions (cold, hot) because theground changes, whether it’s soft or hard, where you hit the ball on the club face,where your ball is lying, the club speed (which is where you get most of yourdistance). There are so many differentthings you have to think about when playing golf such as how far away from thehole you are and from there you then have to predict what type of club you’regoing to use. That’s why professional golfers have caddies because they needsomeone out there that watches them play golf every day to ensure him that heis going to play to the best of his ability while he’s “on the bag.
” To have the most efficient shot you shouldwork on keeping the club face square to the target just like how you were setup before you started your swing. Thistakes lots of practice but will show great results in your game because youwill almost always hit the perfect shot you wanted to. Like I said though this take a lot ofpractice, that’s why pros are always practicing on something in theirgame. It’s best to go out on the rangeand hit a couple of shots and see what bath path is best for your game becauseit’s different for every player. “A smooth golf ball hit by a professionalgolfer would travel only about half as far as a golf ball with dimples does.Most golf balls have between 300 and 500 dimples, which have an average depthof about 0.010 inch.
The lift and drag forces on a golf ball are very sensitiveto dimple depth: a depth change of 0.001 inch can produce a radical change tothe ball’s trajectory and the overall distance it can fly”. (https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/how-do-dimples-in-golf-ba/https://)”All shots were hit with a Taylormade R15, 9.5 degrees, forconsistency.
(https://blog.trackmangolf.com/draw-or-fade-to-maximize-distance/)” Now, you can see from these twographs that the ball path is different as well as the club speed. Normally you will notice your shot to gofurther with a draw. “Curvature is created when the face and the path diverge,assuming a centered hit, the greater the face to path ratio the higher theprobability that there will be some loss of distance in the end.
We usually seea loss of carry on a shot that moves exaggeratedly left to right; however, youcan also lose carry distance on a right to left shot when the ball comes outtoo flat. This is seen when the Angle of Attack and Dynamic Loft are out ofacceptable ranges. Your face to path relationship influences the curvature ofthe golf ball and this curvature can easily cause too much compression (lowflat driving shots) and/or too little compression (high floating and wipedshots) during impact.”(https://blog.
trackmangolf.com/draw-or-fade-to-maximize-distance/)” To me this is very importantinformation because it explains to you that the face of your club has to staysquare to the target, you literally want to hit the ball how you were set up toit and it takes a lot of practice and concentration. I have gone out to the range and hit plentyof golf balls but I will still sometimes “shank the ball” (not making goodcontact, the ball not going as far) or I will slice it. The slice happens when you go over the topwith the club and you actually hit the outside of the ball coming back towardsyour body almost. When you “slice” theball it has a very low ball path normally and will go left to right and youwon’t ever see that ball again! So tohave the most consistent and efficient shot every time I would say to any otherplayer is you must have control of the club face every time you swing the cluband to keep their head down on the ball until their body makes their head comeup, don’t even look for the ball.
(In this picture on the left look athow he comes over the top and his club kind of goes on a path from out to in.) Hills affect your shot more thanyou know. Let’s say you can hit your 6 iron 160 yards, if you’re hittingdownhill and you hit a perfect shot, the ball it going to land 20 yards furtherso you should use a shorter club and vice versa.