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So what is a golf ball dimple?

Dimples are small indentations on the surface of the golf ball.

So, just How many Dimples are there on a Used Golf Ball?

Well, the number of dimples on a typical golf ball is generally 336 but, the number of dimples on a golf ball can range anywhere from 300 to 500 depending upon the golf ball, manufacturer and dimple design.

Golf Ball Dimple Shape, Alignment and the Dimple Effect

Though the swing of the golf club provides the impact, it's the design and construction of the golf ball that makes it go. Golf balls with a harder core (high compression ratio) travel further because they deform less upon impact and produce a greater transfer of energy. And then where the dimples come into play.
The dimples on a golf ball may vary in size, shape, depth and configuration, they all share a common purpose to provide longer and higher flight to the ball. A dimpled golf ball can travel two to three times as far as the same ball with no dimples. The dimples allow air to flow over the golf ball, providing less drag. Also, hitting a golf ball results in a rapid backspin, this forces airflow downward and creates an opposite upward force that provides lift.

Why do Golf Balls have Dimples?

Golf ball dimples refer to the depressions on the surface of the golf ball, which have a significant effect on golf ball lift and how far a golf ball travels. This fact has prompted a great deal of research on golf ball dimple shape and alignment. In recent years, golf ball manufacturers have even introduced "dimple plus" alignments, in which seam lines have been eliminated.
 
Dimples on a regulation golf ball differ greatly from one golf ball manufacturer to another, as well as the impact they have, depending on dimple alignment and the depth of the dimple depressions.

Dimple Configuration shown to the left, is an Octahedral 392 dimple configuration and an Icosahedral 432 dimple configuration respectively.
 
Golf Ball Dimples Increase Lift and Reduce Air Resistance

Dimples marked onto the surface of a golf ball are not simply for decorative purposes. Golf ball dimples play a major role in determining the distance traveled by the golf ball. Two of the principal effects of golf ball dimples are to increase lift and reduce air resistance, which results in longer distances traveled and greater stability in shot trajectory. Although golf ball dimples appear to be all alike to the untrained eye, they do in fact come in a variety of dimple patterns.
Their impacts differ depending on dimple alignment and the depth of depressions. The number of dimples on a ball is also a consequence of alignment and depth. The number of dimples generally range between 350 and 500 dimples per golf ball, their numbers do not significantly affect distance.
Ideally, dimples should be spread evenly across the surface of the ball in recurring combinations of one shallow and one deep dimple. If this cannot be done with precision, golfers will lose distance on their shots, or find them veering to the left or right -- even on shots where the ball has been hit squarely on center.
 
Effect of Dimples on Golf Ball Distance and Trajectory

The discovery of the effect of dimples on golf ball distance and trajectory was almost by accident back in the mid 1800's. It was discovered that golf balls with improperly smoothed surfaces often flew straighter and further than their smooth counterpart. Thus the "Hand Hammered Gutta- Ball" was formed. These golf balls were hammered by hand with a consistent pattern using a sharp edged hammer.
Dimples and the Boundary Layer

We have known since the mid 1800's that dimpled golf balls fly much further than smooth golf balls. The boundary layer is the thin layer of air surrounding a golf ball as it flies through the air. In the boundary layer, the speed of the air varies from where it contacts the air on the surface of the ball (which is not moving relative to the ball), to where it contacts the mainstream airflow, at the outer edge of the boundary layer. 
 
Golf Ball Dimples Increases Lift

On a golf ball hit with back spin, dimples will cause currents of air moving above the ball to move faster, thus lowering air pressure and promoting lift.

Golf Ball Dimples Reduce Air Pressure

Dimples facilitate the movement of air to the back of the ball, preventing the reduction of air pressure behind the ball. This lessens the amount of air pressure pulling toward the rear of the golf ball.

Golf balls without dimples produce no lift, and fail to travel for any significant distance because they are unable to rise to any significant height in their shot trajectories. As dimples are made shallower, trajectories tend to rise, while the deeper the dimple the less the trajectory.

In order to make a typical golf ball travel up to three times the distance with dimples than without, there is an ideally appropriate dimple depth that must be provided.

Looking for a specific amount of dimples on your golf balls? Check out Knetgolf's selection of golf balls with different-numbered dimples to find out which ones suit your golf ball dimple need!

Nike 20XI-X Used Golf Balls

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SKUProductRetailOur PriceSaveQuantity
NK2XXR
Factory Refinished. No Logos - 1 Dozen
$39.99
$10.99
73%
NK2XXA
Grade A Recycled - 1 Dozen
$39.99
$9.99
75%


Nike 20XI-S Used Golf Balls

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SKUProductRetailOur PriceSaveQuantity
NK2SSM
Mint Recycled - 1 Dozen
$39.99
$12.99
68%
NK2SSR
Factory Refinished. No Logos - 1 Dozen
$39.99
$10.99
73%


Taylor Made Penta TP3 Used Golf Balls

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SKUProductRetailOur PriceSaveQuantity
TMTP3M
Mint Recycled - 1 Dozen
$39.99
$13.99
65%
TMTP3A
Grade A Recycled - 1 Dozen
$39.99
$8.99
78%


Nike One Vapor Black Used Golf Balls

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SKUProductRetailOur PriceSaveQuantity
NKVBM
Mint Recycled - 1 Dozen
$39.99
$10.99
73%
NKVBR
Factory Refinished. No Logos - 1 Dozen
$39.99
$9.99
75%
NKVBA
Grade A Recycled - 1 Dozen
$39.99
$7.99
80%


Novelty Sports Golf Balls

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NOVFOOT
Football (sleeve of 3)
$16.99
$8.50
50%
NOVBASE
Baseball (sleeve of 3)
$16.99
$8.50
50%
NOVBASK
Basketball (sleeve of 3)
$16.99
$8.50
50%
NOVSOCE
Soccer (sleeve of 3)
$16.99
$8.50
50%


Novelty Smiley Golf Balls

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NOVSMIL
Smile (sleeve of 3)
$16.99
$8.50
50%
NOVWINK
Wink (sleeve of 3)
$16.99
$8.50
50%
NOVSUNG
Sunglasses (sleeve of 3)
$16.99
$8.50
50%


Novelty Red White & Blue Golf Balls

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NOVPINW
Pinwheel (sleeve of 3)
$16.99
$8.50
50%
NOVSTST
Stars & Stripes (sleeve of 3)
$16.99
$8.50
50%
NOVSTAR
Stars (sleeve of 3)
$16.99
$8.50
50%


Novelty Animal Golf Balls

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NOVGIRA
Giraffe (sleeve of 3)
$16.99
$8.50
50%
NOVLEOP
Leopard (Sleeve of 3)
$16.99
$8.50
50%
NOVZEBR
Zebra (sleeve of 3)
$16.99
$8.50
50%
NOVCOWS
Cow (sleeve of 3)
$16.99
$8.50
50%
NOVSNKE
Snake Skin (sleeve of 3)
$16.99
$8.50
50%
NOVTIGR
Tiger (sleeve of 3)
$16.99
$8.50
50%


Novelty Holiday Golf Balls

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NOVCNDY
Candy Cane (sleeve of 3)
$16.99
$8.50
50%
NOVTREE
Trees (sleeve of 3)
$16.99
$8.50
50%
NOVBOWS
Bow (sleeve of 3)
$16.99
$8.50
50%
NOVPOIN
Poinsetta (sleeve of 3)
$16.99
$8.50
50%
NOVSNOW
Snowflake (sleeve of 3)
$16.99
$8.50
50%


Novelty Fun Golf Balls

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NOVEGHT
Eight Ball (sleeve of 3)
$16.99
$8.50
50%
NOVEYEB
Eye Ball (sleeve of 3)
$16.99
$8.50
50%
NOVMNEY
Money Ball (sleeve of 3)
$16.99
$8.50
50%


Titleist Pro V1 2014 Used Golf Balls

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TITPV13M
Mint Recycled - 1 Dozen
$59.99
$26.99
55%
TITPV13R
Factory Refinished. No Logos - 1 Dozen
$59.99
$24.99
58%
TITPV13A
Grade A Recycled -1 Dozen
$59.99
$21.99
63%


Titleist Pro V1x 2014 Used Golf Balls

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TITPVX13M
Mint Recycled - 1 Dozen
$59.99
$26.99
55%
TITPVX13A
Grade A Recycled -1 Dozen
$59.99
$21.99
63%


Taylor Made Lethal Used Golf Balls

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SKUProductRetailOur PriceSaveQuantity
TMLM
Mint Recycled - 1 Dozen
$49.99
$19.99
60%
TMLR
Factory Refinished. No Logos - 1 Dozen
$49.99
$14.99
70%
TMLA
Grade A Recycled -1 Dozen
$49.99
$11.99
76%


Taylor Made Rocketballz Urethane Used Golf Balls

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SKUProductRetailOur PriceSaveQuantity
TMRBZUM
Mint Recycled - 1 Dozen
$39.99
$11.99
70%
TMRBZUR
Factory Refinished. No Logos - 1 Dozen
$39.99
$9.99
75%
TMRBZUA
Grade A Recycled -1 Dozen
$39.99
$7.99
80%


Taylor Made Super Deep Used Golf Balls

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SKUProductRetailOur PriceSaveQuantity
TMSDM
Mint Recycled - 1 Dozen
$29.99
$11.99
60%
TMSDA
Grade A Recycled -1 Dozen
$29.99
$8.99
70%


Wilson Staff Duo Used Golf Balls

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WILDM
Mint Recycled - 1 Dozen
$29.99
$14.99
50%


Nike One RZN Used Golf Balls

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NKRZNM
Mint Recycled - 1 Dozen
$29.99
$15.99
47%
NKRZNA
Grade A Recycled - 1 Dozen
$29.99
$12.99
57%


Nike One RZN Platinum Used Golf Balls

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NKRZNPM
Mint Recycled - 1 Dozen
$43.99
$34.99
20%
NKRZNPA
Grade A Recycled - 1 Dozen
$43.99
$27.99
36%


Nike One RZN Red Used Golf Balls

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NKRZNRM
Mint Recycled - 1 Dozen
$34.99
$22.99
34%
NKRZNRA
Grade A Recycled - 1 Dozen
$34.99
$14.99
57%


Nike One RZN White Used Golf Balls

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SKUProductRetailOur PriceSaveQuantity
NKRZNWM
Mint Recycled - 1 Dozen
$34.99
$23.99
31%
NKRZNWA
Grade A Recycled - 1 Dozen
$34.99
$18.99
46%


Nike One RZN Black Used Golf Balls

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SKUProductRetailOur PriceSaveQuantity
NKRZNBM
Mint Recycled - 1 Dozen
$49.99
$34.99
30%
NKRZNBA
Grade A Recycled - 1 Dozen
$34.99
$23.99
31%