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It's all about the aerodynamics.
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DEANNA EARLY - - ...
Smith Mountain Lake, VA
So the kings of the PGA could REGULATE golf ball dimpling.
Would Conrad like to be chairman of the Dimple Conformity Board?
Tony and Suzanne Marri...
To make them fly better.
They go well with the smile on the ball after they slice a drive.
To reduce drag.
Stability. I worked with Dan NeP &^% *(deceased), a thinker who likes to file patents. He claimed he invented the dimples or minimize the Magnus effect. I said I have seen them for years. He had another version and sue PGA to the point they gave him royality. I asked him what other inventions he was proud of. He said he invented the spinners on the children... I said come on. That was someone else's stuff. Apparently he had his version not sure what happended.
Because they've been hit by tiny meteors? Either that or aerodynamics.
SO they leave a pretty mark on the head of the person lucky enough to catch one?
Oh, this should be a good one.
Conrad Allen I believe it has to do with aerodynamics.
No clue, Conrad. I don't follow golf at all. Do tell...
I'm sure I'm about to find out!
Is this yet another issue about ball deflation?
Because after us amateurs hit it they look better with the smile we attach!
Why don't baseballs have dimples?
I do not know.
Easier to smile?
I do not know.
Good morning Conrad. I once heard someone say because it reduces drag, whatever that means.
Probably related to the physics.
They travel farther (or faster) than smooth ones...I will have to check on line as I don't remember which (or if its both!)
Conrad Allen - because most men don't have one!
I have no idea.
Makes them cute when they smile?
Because dimples are cute, of course.
To create "turbulenc" which reduces drag. Allows ball to go further.