Science of Golf: Evolution of the Golf Ball

This segment discusses the transformation of the golf ball from the original wood to leather stuffed with goose feathers, tree sap, and finally today's synthetic materials. Do you know why golf balls aren't smooth, but instead have a dimpled surface? Find out in this video how that chance discovery was made, as well as the science behind it. See what is inside of a golf ball, why each material is used, and the guidelines for golf balls in the PGA.