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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flagthe United Kingdom
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flagthe United States
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flagGermany
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flagRepublic of Ireland
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Gender

men59%
women64%
improvement of aerodynamics
59%
64%
better grip
5%
6%
better look
1%
0%
improvement of damage resistance
33%
28%

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