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How many dimples are on a golf ball?

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The amount of dimples varies from 252 to 500 per golf ball, with the optimum number being defined at 350 to 450 per ball. The dimples on a golf ball reduce the amount of drag and accentuate the lift, adding around 115 percent distance per shot.

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Golf ball manufacturers tend to produce dimple patterns on balls by using the highest order of symmetry, dividing the ball into 20 identical triangles. Golf balls used in competition must not weigh less than 45.93 grams, their diameter cannot be less than 42.67 millimeters, and their shape must be close to a symmetric sphere.

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