november, 2018

tue13nov8:00 pmtue9:30 pmThe Science of Golf at Esker Hills8:00 pm - 9:30 pm Esker Hills Golf Club, Ballinamere


(Tuesday) 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm


Esker Hills Golf Club


Event Details

Want to improve your golf game; it may surprise you to know that you could benefit from a lesson or two in physics! Golf is a game that has more interesting physics than any other. There is the aerodynamics of a golf ball in flight, the fundamentals of striking the ball, the generation of spin, and a formula for sending the ball in intentionally curved paths, such as deliberate hooks and slices. To physicists, the golf stroke represents a means of transferring energy.

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We are delighted to welcome Dr Ian Kenny of the University of Limerick [UL] to Esker Hills Golf Club to explore the science of golf and how a little knowledge of this can improve your game. Ian is a senior lecturer in Biomechanics at the University of Limerick and is involved with an interdisciplinary research group at UL which is focussed on golf performance. His PhD research was on golf performance and he worked within the R&D team for the R&A Rules Ltd. in St. Andrews for the duration of his PhD research.

This free event for Science Week is bound to be of interest to golfers of all ages and ability. However deep or shallow the understanding, a feel for the science of the swing is just the first step in improving a golfer’s score on the course. Science can make you more efficient, but at the end of the day, you’ve got to practice!