Purchase Solution

Horizontal velocity and loft angles of golf clubs

Not what you're looking for?

Ask Custom Question

I have a question and an answer, but It does not make sense to me, unless I have figured out the wrong answer. Please help!

There are 3 golf clubs with long handles with an angled faces, 70, 60 and 48 degrees. The clubs all hit the ball with the same amount of force, which club gives the greatest horizontal velocity?

A = Vx = cos70(5m/s)
= 1.71 m/s

B = Vx = cos60(5m/s)
= 2.5 m/s

C = Vx = cos48(5m/s)
= 3.35 m/s

I can see that the club with 48 degree angle would give the greatest horizontal velocity.

Have I missed something or is this correct?

Purchase this Solution

Solution Summary

Horizontal velocity and loft angles of golf clubs are determined. The greatest horizontal velocity are determined.

Solution Preview

Please see the attachment for solution.


The loft angle of the club's face determines the trajectory of the ball. With a 0O angle, the ball will move straight along the ground. ...

Purchase this Solution

Free BrainMass Quizzes
Classical Mechanics

This quiz is designed to test and improve your knowledge on Classical Mechanics.

Intro to the Physics Waves

Some short-answer questions involving the basic vocabulary of string, sound, and water waves.

Variables in Science Experiments

How well do you understand variables? Test your knowledge of independent (manipulated), dependent (responding), and controlled variables with this 10 question quiz.

The Moon

Test your knowledge of moon phases and movement.

Introduction to Nanotechnology/Nanomaterials

This quiz is for any area of science. Test yourself to see what knowledge of nanotechnology you have. This content will also make you familiar with basic concepts of nanotechnology.