How Newton’s Three Laws of Motion Have a Major Impact on Your Golf Swing

Posted by DaVinci Sports Golf on Jun 28th 2017

How Newton’s Three Laws of Motion Have a Major Impact on Your Golf Swing

Did you know you can better understand the core principles of force on a golf ball by applying Sir Isaac Newton’s 3 laws of motion? Mastery of a consistent golf swing is one of the hardest motions to consistently replicate in sports. There are many forces involved in hitting a quality golf shot, however, the basic forces acting upon the golf ball relate directly back to Newton’s 3 laws of motion.

First Law: An object in motion will stay in motion while an object at rest will remain until acted upon by an outside force. This relates to “Why doesn’t your ball fall off the tee?” Balanced forces of gravity downward and upward force of the ball itself allows the ball to remain balanced on your tee.

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.

Third Law: The Law of Action and Reaction. One object exerts a force on a second object, the second object exerts an equal opposite force on the first object. As club hits ball it applies force causing it to go in motion. In return, the ball alsp applies a reciprocal and equal force back to the club. This force slows your club down.

Combine these concepts with the full line of DaVinci golf training aids and improve your handicap in no time. Good luck and hit’em straight!

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