Golf balls typically sink in water, but there are a few important points to consider:
Density: Because golf balls are denser than water, they sink when placed in a body of water.
Most golf balls are constructed of materials with a higher density than water, such as rubber and synthetic compounds.
Weight: Golf balls are made to have some weight on them, which helps them sink in water.
Dimpled surface: Dimples on the surface of golf balls boost aerodynamics during flight but have little effect on buoyancy in water.
Buoyancy force: Despite being denser than water, golf balls may nevertheless displace some water, resulting in a buoyant force. However, this force is generally insufficient to cause them to float.
Various kinds: Although certain speciality golf balls are intended to float on water, they are not the normal golf balls used in most games.
Water hazards: Golf balls will often sink to the bottom of water hazards on a golf course.
Retrieval equipment: To collect submerged golf balls from water hazards, golfers utilize specialized gear such as ball retrievers or scoops.
Environmental impact: Golf balls sinking in water can be hazardous to the environment because certain older golf balls may emit dangerous compounds as they degrade over time.