Learning to Fly: Dimples and Golf Ball Design

Why do golf balls have dimples? Would a golf ball without dimples fly farther? And why are dimples so important?

These are just a few questions that we hear from time-to-time, so we decided to catch up with the aerodynamics experts inside of our golf ball R&D team to get a masters class on the topic.

And like any good professor, they were more than ready with some pretty cool teaching aids to help us get an even better understanding of the role dimples play in the overall performance of a golf ball.

If you want to see what happens when we hit a golf ball that only has dimples on one side or watch the flight of a dimple-free golf ball, check out this video and you’ll walk away with answers to all of the questions above – along with a deeper appreciation for how a golf ball flies.