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
94%
0%
0%
5%
17
flagNorway
80%
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20%
25
flagFrance
77%
5%
0%
16%
53
flagAustralia
76%
0%
2%
17%
34
flagthe United Kingdom
74%
4%
1%
18%
412
flagthe United States
69%
11%
1%
14%
649
flagItaly
69%
3%
0%
23%
26
flagUkraine
68%
5%
0%
21%
19
flagGermany
66%
3%
2%
25%
152
flagRepublic of Ireland
66%
5%
2%
22%
36
flagDenmark
66%
0%
0%
33%
18
flagthe Netherlands
65%
14%
2%
14%
41
flagPoland
64%
5%
1%
27%
11573
flagCanada
62%
13%
2%
20%
43
flagSouth Africa
60%
30%
0%
5%
20
flagUnknown
58%
4%
0%
35%
712
flagIndia
58%
22%
3%
11%
336
flagthe Philippines
54%
12%
0%
20%
24
flagPakistan
52%
16%
0%
32%
25
flagMalaysia
43%
25%
0%
31%
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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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