Drag coefficient Cd for a sphere as a function of Reynolds number Re, ... First, the
dimples on the surface of a golf ball cause the boundary layer on the upstream ...
The number of dimples on a golf ball varies, depending on the manufacturer and
may even be different for different models made by the same manufacturer.
Sep 20, 2011 ... Like many inventions, the golf ball dimple was discovered accidentally. By 1930,
the dimpled golf ball had become the standard in golfing.
A Kidzworld member asked the Sports Lab, How many dimples are on a golf ball
? The Lab asked the experts. We now know the answer as well as the reason ...
are "craters" in the surface of a golf ball
are aerodynamic devices and changing the shape and depth of individual dimples
(or the overall dimple
pattern) has an effect on the flight of the ball
. Generally, the depth of the dimples
is inversely propor... More »
Nov 29, 2008 ... The list notes the number of dimples on each approved ball, but only as an
identifying feature. The officially approved Rules of Golf makes no ...
There is no precise number of dimples on a regulation golf ball, but most
manufacturers design golf balls that have between 300 and 500 dimples. The
The fact is that a perfectly smooth golf ball with no dimples would travel about
130 ... Eventually, as the number increases, the dimples get smaller and the ball
Apr 22, 2003 ... The number of dimples is either 336 for an American ball or 330 for a British ball.
Tom Veilleux, a senior scientist, and Vince Simonds, director of aerodynamic
research at the Top-Flite Golf Company, explain. Engineers and scientists in the ...