Believe it or not, those dimples do serve a purpose they affect how the air moves over the ball after it has been hit! While the dimples slow down the air moving over the ball, they speed up the air moving under the ball, which is what allows golf balls to travel so far and high. Since that is a big part of how the game of golf is played, you can see why a player would take every advantage he or she could!
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While standard, American-made golf balls usually have exactly 336 equally spaced dimples, other balls can have as few as 330 and as many as 500!