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Why do golf balls have dimples?

History of dimples on golf balls In 1848, an accident that would forever change the landscape of golf took place. The gutties, the balls most used at the time, were made from molded tree sap.However, in 1848, a new kind of gutty was invented by a man named Robert Adams Paterson. This new ball was made with a rubber core and a two-piece leather cover. These golf balls with a few bumps have been found to have better flight consistency than those that are new and undamaged. Golf ball manufacturers had a problem on their hands. They had to find a way to keep their golf balls from slicing through the air.Golfers lost sales of balls that splayed out too...

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