Why dimples on golf balls?

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Dimples on a golf ball increase turbulence and reduce drag, making the ball fly farther and faster. They were first added in 1905 after players noticed scratched balls flew farther. The number of dimples can range from 400 to 1,000.

The dimples on a golf ball make it fly farther and faster than it would without them. This is because the dimples increase turbulence and decrease drag on the ball. They do this by making the air stick to the ball a little longer than it otherwise would and by reducing the turbulent wake that is behind the ball as it is in flight. This reduces the negative pressure area behind a fly ball and makes it fly faster and farther.

Read more about dimples on a golf ball:

Dimples weren’t intentionally added to the golf ball until 1905, although the game of golf has been played since the 1400s.
Players first came up with the idea of ​​adding dimples by noticing that scratched and scratched balls flew farther than smooth ones.
The number of dimples on a golf ball can range from 400 to 1,000.

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