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
93%
0%
0%
6%
15
flagNorway
79%
0%
0%
20%
24
flagItaly
76%
0%
0%
23%
21
flagAustralia
75%
0%
3%
17%
29
flagthe United Kingdom
73%
5%
1%
19%
330
flagthe United States
69%
11%
1%
14%
600
flagthe Netherlands
68%
12%
0%
15%
32
flagFrance
68%
8%
0%
24%
25
flagUkraine
68%
5%
0%
21%
19
flagGermany
67%
3%
1%
25%
121
flagCanada
67%
15%
0%
17%
40
flagDenmark
66%
0%
0%
33%
18
flagPoland
64%
5%
1%
26%
8390
flagSouth Africa
64%
29%
0%
0%
17
flagRepublic of Ireland
62%
3%
3%
25%
27
flagUU
59%
9%
4%
22%
22
flagIndia
58%
22%
3%
11%
307
flagPakistan
57%
9%
0%
33%
21
flagthe Philippines
54%
9%
0%
22%
22
flagMalaysia
46%
26%
0%
26%
15

Gender

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

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