I'm not a big golfer, but many people in my family play the sport, so I'm constantly surrounded by golf equipment and lingo. I've always wondered why the golf balls being used have "dimples" on the surface. See in the picture.
I'm 90% sure they are there for aerodynamics. So if someone could clarify that I am correct, that would be excellent. But if I am correct about the aerodynamics aspect, my question is this...
In a mathematical/scientific explanation, how/why do the dimples on the surface of the ball provide better aerodynamics for the ball?
If someone could give me an explanation on how the technology actually works that would be awesome.