The Rules of Golf, jointly governed by the R A and the USGA, state in Appendix III that the diameter of a ‘conforming’ golf ball cannot be any smaller than **1.680 inches (42.67 mm)**, and the weight of the ball may not exceed 1.620 ounces (45.93 g).

## Are all golf balls the same diameter?

The average golf ball size, however, may be different from the minimum allowed diameter. Although 1.68″ is the minimum, balls can be made larger than this. The vast majority of golf balls are made to be 1.68″ in diameter, and most players would not choose a larger ball if they had the choice.

## How many mm diameter is a golf ball?

Without any further ado, the diameter of a golf ball is 1.68 inches or 42.67 mm. This is the rule set by the United States Golf Association.

## What is the average circumference of a golf ball?

A golf ball, to be legal, has to be at least 1.68 inches in diameter. That means that its circumference — the length of ‘one more roll’ — is at least 3.14 times 1.68, or 5.28 inches.

## What is the diameter of a golf ball CM?

The manufacture or sale of any ball smaller than 1.68 inches in diameter is illegal in golfing. This measurement is equal to 42.68mm or 4.268cm. A ball with this diameter has a circumference of approximately 5.28 inches, which is 134.06mm or 13.41cm.

## What is the smallest diameter golf ball?

But it took all the way until the 1990 update to the Rules of Golf before the R&A and USGA settled on one, single approved, minimum size for golf balls, and it was the USGA’s: 1.68-inches in diameter.

## Do softer golf balls go further?

Do Softer Golf Balls Go Further? As a general rule, soft low compression golf balls will travel further when you hit your driver and irons. With your wedges, soft and firm golf balls should travel the same distance.

## What is the diameter of a Titleist golf ball?

A golf ball is a special ball designed to be used in the game of golf. Under the rules of golf, a golf ball has a mass no more than 1.620 oz (45.9 g), has a diameter not less than 1.680 inches (42.7 mm), and performs within specified velocity, distance, and symmetry limits.

## What is the diameter of a racquetball?

(a) The standard racquetball shall be close to 2 1/4 inches in diameter; weigh approximately 1.4 ounces; have a hardness of 55-60 inches durometer; and bounce 68-72 inches from a 100-inch drop at a temperature of 70-74 degrees Fahrenheit.

## Is a golf ball the same size as a ping pong ball?

The diameter of a ping pong ball is 1.57 inches (or 4 cm). They weigh 0.095 ounces (or 2.7 grams). Back to the topic, those dimensions render a ping pong ball about the same size as a golf ball, which comes in at 1.68 inches. That’s pretty close, although I HIGHLY discourage you from playing ping pong with a golf ball.

## How thick is a golf ball?

The size of both are regulated in the Rules of Golf by the USGA and R&A. The golf ball has a floor minimum diameter of 1.68 inches, but it doesn’t have a maximum. Golf balls are made to that spec almost universally. The golf ball also cannot weigh less than 1.62 ounces.

## Why do golf balls have dimples?

Dimples on a golf ball create a thin turbulent boundary layer of air that clings to the ball’s surface. This allows the smoothly flowing air to follow the ball’s surface a little farther around the back side of the ball, thereby decreasing the size of the wake.

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## What is the circumference of a golf tee?

3.25-inch: For medium-head drivers. 2.75-inch: For small-head drivers. 2.125-inch: For hybrids, fairway woods, and irons.

## How many cubic inches is a golf ball?

According to the Rules of Golf (as approved by the United States Golf Association and the Rules Committee of the Royal and Ancient Golf Club of Saint Andrews), a golf ball must have a volume of at least 2.482690 cubic inches.