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Why Golf Balls Have Dimples
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