Why does a golf ball have dimples? – Mocomi.com

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Why does a golf ball have dimples? – Mocomi.com

  1. 1. M Why does a golf ball have dimples? UNF FOR ME! Copyright 2012 Mocomi & Anibrain Digital Technologies Pvt. Ltd. All Rights Reserved.© General Knowledge for Kids mocomi.com/learn/general-knowledge/
  2. 2. Copyright 2012 Mocomi & Anibrain Digital Technologies Pvt. Ltd. All Rights Reserved.© Why does a golf ball have dimples? Small hollows which are present on the surface of a golf ball are called 'dimples'. These dimples allow the ball to travel much faster through the air and also helps in the accuracy of a shot. UNF FOR ME!
  3. 3. M Copyright 2012 Mocomi & Anibrain Digital Technologies Pvt. Ltd. All Rights Reserved.© Inside the golf ball is a small rubber sac filled with a liquid. Tightly wrapped around this is a rubber thread. On top of that is a thin rubber-like cover with dimples in it. The depth and arrangement of dimples differ with different kinds of balls. These factors affect how far and high a ball can go. Why does a golf ball have dimples? Liquid-filled rubber sac Cover INSIDE A GOLF BALL Rubber thread UNF FOR ME!
  4. 4. When a golf ball is hit, it forces the air out of its way as it moves. The dimples help the air to move quickly behind the ball, so it travels faster. With no dimples, the ball does not go very far as air doesn't move behind the ball fast enough. Those who play golf use different types of clubs to make the ball go further or highger. Copyright 2012 Mocomi & Anibrain Digital Technologies Pvt. Ltd. All Rights Reserved.© Why does a golf ball have dimples? UNF FOR ME!
  5. 5. Why does a golf ball have dimples? ADDITIONAL INFORMATION The modern day golf ball was developed in Scotland. However, some historians have traced the sport back to the Roman game of 'paganica' in which players used a bent stick to hit a stuffed leather ball. Early golfers used wooden balls, but these were replaced in the early 17th century by stitched leather balls stuffed with boiled feathers. Then in 1842 balls were made from gutta-percha. Since the early 20th century golfers started using balls made from rubber which greatly increased golf's popularity because it was easier to hit into the air and traveled much faster than the gutta-percha ball. M
  6. 6. MPROJECT Who invented the gutta-percha ball? Gutta-percha comes from the name of a plant. Which plant is that? Try and make your own gutta-percha ball. Why does a golf ball have dimples? For more such interactive article and video, visit: mocomi.com/learn/

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