Great Golf ball Delima
Kamyar Yamini
West Point Grey Academy
Floor Location : J 054 P

I wanted to do a science experiment on golf, so I asked ourselves what was the biggest thing we wanted to know about golf. I concluded on the questions: Does a new golf ball bounce higher than a used ball? Also, does an expensive brand of golf ball bounce higher than a cheap brand of ball? In my hypothesis I thought that the expensive ball would bounce higher than the cheap ball and that the new ball would bounce higher than a used ball. To test these differentials, I came up with a drop test. In the test, I dropped a variety of new, used, worn and expensive golf balls from 2 metres. Then we measured the height of the rebound and that was my collected data. My data surprised me because I learnt that the average of the cheep balls bounced higher than the average of the expensive balls. I also learned that the new balls bounced higher than the cheep balls. In conclusion, I proved that our hypothesis was 50/50 (half right and half wrong) because the new balls did in fact bounce higher than the used balls, and I was wrong because the cheap balls bounced higher than the expensive balls.