Post by dubiousgolfer on May 7, 2017 6:18:26 GMT -5
I have just found this pdf about dimple impact on putting which shows that theoretically , one can still miss the putt (other criteria being perfect ) because of the ridges on the surface of the ball (caused by the dimple depressions).
I was wondering whether dimples could also have an effect on initial ball direction during the compression of 'clubface/ball surface' for 'non-putting' golf strokes (ie. full swings)? The ball flight laws about initial ball direction being influenced by 85% clubface and 15% club path (whose ratios can vary depending on clubhead speed according to blog url found below) have assumed that the surfaces of the clubface/ball is perfectly smooth. Wouldn't it be more scientifically feasible to take into consideration the dimple effect on 'direction/spin' of ball during the compression time between ball and clubface? Or could it be that the golf industry have assumed that the compression factor is so large that both surfaces are relatively flat against each other (during compression) and makes dimple impact effect irrelevant?