What Are Those Golf Ball Dimples All About?

How many times have you… wondered why there are dimples
all over the golf ball?

In this article I will explain to you why golf balls have
dimples. How it controls the flight of the ball and why they
are really important to your golf game.

Did you know that golf balls were originally smooth? That
is right. Smooth as glass. Here is the funny thing though.
Golfers started to notice that the older the golf ball with cuts and bruises
traveled longer distances!

Apparently the nicks and cuts on the golf ball caused the
ball to fly farther down the fairway compared to a brand new
ball. So like all golfers will do, they flocked toward the
old balls like a moth on a heat lamp!
I imagine at this point some aerodynamicist must have
examined the beat up ball syndrome and realized that the
cuts were acting as turbulators. These nicks and cuts were
reducing drag which gave greater distance!

The dimples on a golf are the same exact thing as these
nicks and cuts. The just are modernized! I think this is
absolutely amazing. I love learning the history and
evolution of golf equipment. Maybe it is custom clubs and
how they evolved.

Concluding, I hope you enjoyed this brief article on golf
ball dimples. So head to the golf course and don’t worry if
your ball bounces off a tree. It may help!

Corey Meltifa writes for
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