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Do You Know How Hard You Can Hit A Golf Ball Before It Deforms? This Guy Tries It Out

Have you ever wondered how hard you can hit the golf ball before it starts to deform? The seemingly simple question is actually quite complex. After all, it asks us to ascertain the force with which you can hit a golf ball before it starts to experience changes in its shape. SmarterEveryDay, a YouTube user, decided to find out the answer to this question!

SmarterEveryDay paired up with an engineer and another YouTube user, Mark Rober, for testing his theory. The duo was able to achieve something quite extraordinary. They ended up creating a rocket-powered golf club for hitting the golf ball with enough force to deform the ball (hopefully).

The coolest part about this experiment is the slow-motion video of the rocket-powered golf club making contact with the ball and transferring force to it. So, what did the duo comprising of SmarterEveryDay and Mark Rober discovered?

They were unable to generate enough force to change the mechanical components of the ball. This led them to switch the experiment towards another idea; making the ball hit the golf club at a velocity that is super-fast. The team created a vacuum chamber for carrying out this particular experiment.

The experiment was shot in slow-motion because everything looks much cooler in slow-mo. Watching the golf ball deform and return to its shape was simply amazing and magical. However, we won’t give away much of the details over here. You will have to watch the video to find out more about this amazing experiment.

What we can tell you with certainty is that once you have seen the experiment’s video by SmarterEveryDay and Mark Rober, you will never ever look at the golf ball the same way. Check out the video below and let us know what you think of it and be sure to share it with your friends who play golf.