Geometry in Golf

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“Bringing it all Together: The Geometry of Golf”

Golf in Geometry?? No Way!

Geometry In The Game of Golf

For hundreds of years, golf has been an extremely popular and growing sport all around the world. Looking where golf is now, it is growing rapidly from the young to the elder population. The first round of gold was first played in the 15th century off the coast of Scotland, but it did not start to be played until around 1755. The standard rules of golf were written by a group of Edinburgh golfers. Today, people of the US, Scotland, and England, have been drawn to the game because it is fun, challenging, and hardly any athletic ability at all is required for amateurs. In breaking down the game, geometry plays a major
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If one side of the putter were slanted or not parallel to the other, it would cause the balance to be off in weight and make it hard to swing the putter straight and make a proper stroke.

Triangles are also very important in golf, particularly in the swing. There should always be a triangle all throughout the swing. In the beginning, a triangle is formed between the shoulders and arms down to the hands. This triangle stays together until the club and left arm are perpendicular to each other. At this point, the elbows fold up and another triangle is formed with the elbows to the hands. At that point, the club is parallel to the ground. From there, the elbows release back down, and the original triangle is re-formed. At contact, the player should have triangle that he had when addressing the ball except with more weight on his or her back foot.

Another part of geometry in golf is the diameter of the golf ball. The ideal ball, ever since golf was invented, has been one that is small. The objective has always been finding the balance. The diameter really controls everything in the ball. If you increase the diameter, the ball is harder to put in the hole because the hole to ball ratio is increased. If the ball is heavier the ball will not go as far and new technology would need to come out so the ball is hit harder by the club. The final geometric topic is angle measurements. Each club that someone owns has a


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