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
80%
0%
0%
20%
25
flagFrance
78%
5%
0%
15%
51
flagAustralia
74%
0%
3%
19%
31
flagthe United Kingdom
73%
5%
1%
19%
377
flagItaly
73%
4%
0%
21%
23
flagthe United States
69%
11%
1%
14%
643
flagGermany
68%
2%
2%
24%
138
flagUkraine
68%
5%
0%
21%
19
flagDenmark
66%
0%
0%
33%
18
flagPoland
65%
5%
1%
26%
9475
flagCanada
65%
14%
0%
19%
41
flagthe Netherlands
65%
14%
0%
17%
35
flagRepublic of Ireland
64%
3%
3%
25%
31
flagSouth Africa
63%
31%
0%
0%
19
flagIndia
57%
23%
3%
11%
328
flagUnknown
56%
12%
1%
26%
93
flagPakistan
56%
13%
0%
30%
23
flagthe Philippines
54%
12%
0%
20%
24
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
29%
27%

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