Why do golf balls have dimples?
Before you read the answer, let me ask you another question. Did you know that those dimples can be different sizes and different shapes?
And one more question: Do you know how many dimples are on a golf ball?
Well, here you go. Golf balls have dimples because they allow the ball to travel almost twice as far as a smooth ball. The dimples generate a thin layer of slow-moving air which reduces drag.
The dimples can be deep, shallow, large or small. They can be oval, circular or hexagon shaped.
Golf balls can have between 300 and 500 dimples but most golf balls have 392.