What is the main reason to have dimples on the golf ball?

improvement of aerodynamics
better grip
better look
improvement of damage resistance
Since the 17th century, the best golf balls were made of stitched feath­er­s. The stitches mimicked the effects of dimples, there­fore, the need for a layer of tur­bu­lence around the ball was not dis­cov­ered until much later.

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improvement of aerodynamics
better grip
better look
improvement of damage resistance
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flagSpain
92%
0%
0%
7%
14
flagItaly
76%
0%
0%
23%
21
flagAustralia
75%
0%
3%
17%
29
flagNorway
75%
0%
0%
25%
20
flagthe United Kingdom
72%
5%
1%
19%
311
flagthe United States
69%
11%
1%
14%
586
flagGermany
68%
3%
1%
25%
119
flagUkraine
68%
5%
0%
21%
19
flagCanada
66%
15%
0%
17%
39
flagthe Netherlands
66%
13%
0%
16%
30
flagFrance
65%
8%
0%
26%
23
flagPoland
64%
5%
1%
27%
7884
flagRepublic of Ireland
62%
3%
3%
25%
27
flagDenmark
61%
0%
0%
38%
13
flagSouth Africa
60%
33%
0%
0%
15
flagIndia
58%
21%
3%
11%
297
flagthe Philippines
54%
9%
0%
22%
22
flagCroatia
53%
30%
0%
15%
13
flagPakistan
52%
10%
0%
36%
19
flagMalaysia
50%
21%
0%
28%
14

Gender

men63%
women65%
improvement of aerodynamics
63%
65%
better grip
5%
6%
better look
1%
0%
improvement of damage resistance
28%
27%

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