Golf has long been no longer just for better-earning, who meet on Sundays for cocktails and tee-offs in their foreclosed club. Golf has become a mainstream sport in recent years. Reason enough to be here with the so-called Dimples. Who or what is a Dimple and what the heck do they actually do?
What are the dents?
Have you ever wondered why golf balls actually have these regular dents everywhere on its surface? Why aren’t these things smooth like a baby’s bottom? Who made the dents in there and why? These are everyday questions that are hardly thought of. In the case of the golf ball-Dimples You should-at least if you play golf yourself. After all, a racer also knows how a motor works and why his car is particularly aerodynamic. So-to the Dimples!
Better aerodynamics thanks to dents
The dents in the golf ball are for the fact that the golf ball has a better aerodynamics. That may sound banal, but of course it is by no means. On the contrary: the aerodynamics of the golf ball is the decisive criterion when it comes to success on the green. For golf, as most of you know, is about bugging the small, white ball with as few strokes as possible from the tee to the hole. Since the hole is not just next door, an enormous distance has to be laid with the first strokes. An object that is to fly far does not only need an optimal flight curve, but also a lot of drive. The golfer takes care of this drive by threshesing a pound on the golf ball. If he uses the right iron and has a little practice, he catapults the golf ball up to 250 km/h from one moment to the other in the desired trajectory.
Simply indispensable-the Dimples on the golf ball
The air is known to have some resistance. You hardly notice it when you walk. But if you’re a golf ball that suddenly gets shot like a bullet, then the air can almost seem like a wall. It rubs on the surface of the ball and wants to stop it or change its trajectory. At such speeds it is said: the ball against the air. And the dents in turn are there to distract the air that scratches the surface of the ball and thus reduce its friction. Without the dents-the so-called Dimples-on the golf ball, a further tee would be more difficult to accomplish, if not impossible. A high so on the dents in the golf ball!