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How exactly do the dimples of a golf ball affect the way it flies? What are the different materials golf balls are made of and how do they affect the balls flight/takeoff?

Asked Jacob Beecher


The basic role of the dimples is to mdecrease drag and thus enabling the ball to cover greater distances.

Golf is normally played at open areas with calm surroundings. The flow of air islly the drag is less but when the ball iinitially the drag is less but when the ball is tring to separate the laminae of air, the drag increases.

But with a large nuber of dimples, the flow is mase turbulent and drag is reduced thereby enabling the ball to travel greater distances.

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