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# Do golf balls fly farther at higher elevation?

Updated: 9/27/2023

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well yes a soccer ball with more air will go further than a soccer ball with no air

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Q: Do golf balls fly farther at higher elevation?
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### Why do golf balls have pockmarks in them?

You mean dimples? Golf balls have dimples because it maximizes the distance of travel. Dimpled balls travel up to four times farther than smooth-surfaced golf balls.

### Why do golf balls fly so far?

because the golfer hits them harder and harder then farther and farther.

### Will a golf ball travel farther than any other golf ball when hit by a golf club if the golf ball bounces higher than the other golf balls when dropped from the same distance?

Yes, theoretically. The golf ball's rate of transferring energy (in this case elastic) is dependent on its COR (coefficient of restitution) - which is basically a rate of how rigid the shell is. In simple words, yes. The golf ball that bounces higher than other golf balls is bouncier than the other golf balls. If you hit a rubber ball with a golf club, the ball should travel farther than all the regular golf balls.

### Why exactly is a golf ball grooved?

Golf balls have grooves so that when they are hit into the air they travel farther than smooth balls. The air runs into the grooves and out the curve.

### How does the bounciness of golf ball effect the distance that it will travel?

The greater the bounciness of a golf ball, the more energy it retains upon impact with the club. This results in higher initial velocity and longer distance traveled. Golf balls with higher elasticity or compression will generally travel farther than those with lower bounciness.

### What kind of golf balls should you buy?

Dimpled golf balls because they fly farther than smooth ones. (I don't even know where to buy smooth ones). :P

### Two companies make golf balls and each claims that its ball goes farther. Which would be the BEST scientific evidence to decide which ball goes farther?

You would design an experiment to test the balls.

### Does a taylormade golf ball go farther than a precept golf ball?

A precept is harder than a TaylorMade. But is also depends on if you have TaylorMade Black or Red. Overall, TaylorMade balls will go farther and spin more.

### How does the temperature of the golf balls affect the golf balls height?

A warm golf ball will come off the club faster than a cold ball, with subsequent more spin. So up until a realistic point, a warm ball will fly higher and farther than a cold one. Largely because a cold ball is harder to compress than a warm softer one. Will being cold or warm cause a golf ball to fly at a higher trajectory relative to it's distance.

### What materials in a golf ball causes it to bounce higher?

They put magicdust into the golf balls so that they bounce really high.

### How does higher altitude affect golf club yardage?

As at higher altitudes the density of air decreases, which means that air is thinner. As a result golf ball travels farther at a higher altitude because of decreased drag on the ball.

### Are precept laddie golf balls a man's or woman's ball?

The laddie is not gender specific. Ladies golf balls are usually labelled as ladies golf balls, where as you would never see golf balls labelled mens' golf balls.