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Science, technology, engineering, and math go into the setup of a golf course.
Improving the pace of play on a golf course is much like trying to control flow rate through a funnel, or traffic on a highway.
Wind, rain, temperature, and air pressure can all affect a golfer's ability to make his or her next shot.
Newton's Third Law of Motion is demonstrating with the impact between the golf club and ball.
Professional golfer Mike Miller's drive is analyzed and used to explain the physics concepts of collisions and compressions.
USGA research engineer Jim Hubbell explains how Newton's Laws of Motion are demonstrated in every round of golf.
Agronomy is used to maintain turfgrass and create ideal environments for golf.
USGA engineer Steve Quintavalla explains why a golf ball is designed with tiny dimples, or impressions, on its surface.
LPGA golfer Paula Creamer's swing is analyzed to illustrate potential and kinetic energy.
Torque and moment of inertia are two key physics concepts to hit the ball straight.
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