Golf Ball Problem-elastic collision

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Homework Statement


The 176g head of a golf club is moving at 45m/s when it strikes a 46g golf ball and sends it off at 65m/s. Find the final speed of the clubhead after the impact, neglect the mass of the club's shaft.


Homework Equations


No clue.


The Attempt at a Solution


Don't even know.
 

Answers and Replies

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I suggest that you forget that it is a golf club and just treat it as a block striking a ball. You have the mass of the block and its initial velocity. You have the mass of the ball and its final velocity. It is a routine impact problem.
 

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