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Does Bounciness Affect Golf Ball Distance?

Does Bounciness Affect Golf Ball Distance? | Science Fair Projects | STEM Projects
Ever wondered why a golf ball bounces? In this experiment, you'll drop golf balls from a height of one meter and measure the distance they travel when hit with a golf club. You'll discover which type of golf ball travels the furthest.


The hypothesis is that bouncier golf balls will travel further than less bouncy ones.

Method & Materials

You will drop golf balls from a height of one meter and count the number of bounces. Then, you will bring golfers to a driving range and measure the distance each ball travels when hit with a golf club.
You will need 15 golf balls, 3 amateur golfers, 5 golf clubs, a measuring tape, a golf driving range, and an assistant to help with the measurement.


The results showed that the bouncier balls traveled the furthest, while the least bouncy traveled the shortest distance. The bouncier balls probably bounced a greater number of times and over a larger distance.

Why do this project?

This science project is interesting because it shows how the bounciness of a golf ball affects the distance it will travel.

Also Consider

Consider changing the size of the golf club used or changing the temperature of the ball by placing it in hot or cold water before repeating the experiment.

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