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Q & A: Golf Ball Dimples

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Most recent answer: 10/22/2007
Why do golf balls have dimples on them ? Is it to improve the ’grip’ by the club; or are they there to improve the flight of the ball through the air ?
- Tyson (age 13yrs)
Qld. Australia
This isn't something we understand very well, but here's what seems like a good description.

Mike W.

(published on 10/22/2007)

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