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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flagNorway
80%
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flagSwitzerland
78%
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flagAustralia
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flagFrance
75%
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flagthe United Kingdom
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4%
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flagDenmark
71%
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28%
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flagItaly
70%
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27
flagthe United States
69%
11%
1%
14%
683
flagUkraine
68%
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19
flagGermany
66%
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2%
26%
165
flagRepublic of Ireland
66%
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2%
22%
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flagPoland
64%
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flagthe Netherlands
63%
13%
2%
19%
46
flagCanada
62%
13%
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flagIndia
58%
22%
3%
11%
374
flagUnknown
57%
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flagMalaysia
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flagPakistan
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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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