Golf is one of the most popular sports in the world, with over 24 million golfers in America alone. Even the most avid golfers, though, are probably unaware of some of the regulations that govern the game. For example, do you know how much a golf ball weighs?
How much does a golf ball weigh?
According to the official rules of golf, as written and administered by the R&A and the USGA, a golf ball can have a mass of no more than 1.620 ounces (that is, 45.93 grams).
All golf balls are subject to testing by both the R&A and the USGA and any that don’t meet the requirements will not be approved and thus cannot be used in competitions.