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# How many dimples are on a golf ball?

Question #32088. Asked by Nay. (Apr 22 03 3:26 AM)

kerry8888

the most typical golf ball will have 392 dimples. however they can have up to 1000 dimples!

 Apr 22 03, 3:32 AM
Kainantu

The number of dimples is either 336 for an American ball or 330 for a British ball.
http://wings.avkids.com/Book/Sports/instructor/golf-01.html

Bob Thurman, who tests and designs golf balls for Wilson Sports. He says a golf ball usually has anywhere from 330 to 500 dimples - depending on which company designs the ball.

Companies can even design golf balls to suit the swing of individual golfers. So a ball used by Tiger Woods might have a completely different dimple pattern than one used by David Duvall. The ideal ball will usually have between 380 and 432 dimples.
http://www.kidzworld.com/site/p1147.htm

Any number between 300 and 500 dimples is reasonable, and 336 is a common number.
http://van.hep.uiuc.edu/van/qa/section/Everything_Else/Sports/20020812054128.htm

Why dimples?
http://van.hep.uiuc.edu/van/qa/section/everything_else/sports/20020510112102.htm

 Apr 22 03, 5:48 AM

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