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What is the reason behind golf balls being dimpled?

Asked by Tadie, Last updated: May 17, 2018

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Harper

Golf balls have dimples because it improves its flight. When a golf ball is hit, air clings to its indentations and creates turbulence which increases its speed. Not just that it decreases the chance of separation of air from the surface of the ball which is important for a good flight.


If a golf ball doesn’t have dimples, the air around the ball will have no turbulence and the air will quickly separate from the surface of the ball. In this case the golf ball will cover reduced distance at a slower pace.

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adam sons

Adam sons, NAGA CITY
, NAGA CITY
I agree to Harper76.
By the way im just new.
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Michael Bodine

Michael Bodine

Answered on Dec 10, 2017

Very simple, the dimples increase the rotation of the ball due to smaller dimples rotation faster through the trajectory.

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lekevius

Lekevius

Answered on Oct 04, 2017

I agree to rocky im new to this i just started today im 11 years old this is awsome

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joynasg

The golf ball is design to have dimple to more easy to play with the ball
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joe

Joe

Answered on Jan 18, 2018

What do pimples mean here?

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sreehari

Sreehari

Answered on Nov 27, 2017

So that they cant go far but if it has then it will decrease the amount of slipping though make the ball go in the hole.

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Rocky

My name is Bhargav. I am in fourth class. I am reading in Mount Sinai School, Ranikhet

Rocky, 12, Ranikhet
, 12, Ranikhet

Answered on Sep 13, 2017

Dimpleon agolf ballcreate a thin turbulent boundary layer of air that clings to theball'surface. This allows the smoothly flowing air to follow theball'ssurface a little farther around the back side of theball, there by decreasing the size of the wake

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Michele

The dimples are to create a thin turbulent boundary layer of air that clings to the balls surface. A golf ball without dimples can't have flight. A ball without dimples wouldn't fly half as far.
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chandan

Thanks for the detailed answer!
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shade hedgeheart

Shade hedgeheart

Answered on Feb 07, 2018

Because they wanna look cute! JK! They have dimples so that they can stop instead of endlessly rolling until momentum runs out or they hit something!

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Raymond Patterson

Raymond Patterson

Answered on Jan 08, 2018

The golf ball is designed to have dimple to easier to play with the ball

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ryanbailey

Ryanbailey

Answered on Nov 14, 2017

You spoon it is to increase the distance and the velocity of the balls density

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