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# Is it true that all golf balls have the same number of pits?

Question #113275. Asked by unclerick. (Mar 07 10 8:16 AM)

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No, the numbers vary:

Most golf balls on sale today have about 250 – 450 dimples, though there have been balls with more than 500 dimples[citation needed]. The record holder was a ball with 1,070 dimples — 414 larger ones (in four different sizes) and 656 pinhead-sized ones. All brands of balls, except one, have even-numbered dimples. The only odd-numbered ball on the market is a ball with 333 dimples, called the Srixon AD333.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Golf_ball#Design

Balls with smaller dimples decrease the trajectory and balls with larger dimples increase the trajectory. The number of dimples on a golf ball also vary; anywhere from about 300 to 450. The number and depth of the dimples are what determines the amount of drag and that is created. As a side note, Callaway was the first to manufacture hexagonal dimpled golf balls (Callaway HX) which is said to reduce the amount of drag even more. Also, all balls have an even number of dimples, but Srixon came out with the Srixon AD333, the first ball to feature an odd number of dimples.

http://ezinearticles.com/?Why-Do-Golf-Balls-Have-Dimples?&id=986659

 Mar 07 10, 8:51 AM

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