Why do golf balls have dimples?

R&A World Golf Museum, St Andrews 1st Oct 10.00am-11.00am Free
WORLD GOLF MUSEUM IPHONE 18

Suitable for ages 8+

Why do golf balls have dimples? Discover the answers to this question and uncover some mathematical secrets!

Did you know golf balls haven’t always had dimples?

For Maths Week Scotland, the R&A World Golf Museum in St Andrews has a unique opportunity for an interactive hands-on encounter. Come by to see some golf balls over 100 years old. We’ll think about how dimples relate to the flight of golf balls and look carefully at the beautiful mathematical symmetries of dimples on modern balls.

Dr Deborah Kent, Senior Lecturer in History of Mathematics, University of St Andrews and Hannah Fleming, Learning & Access Curator will host this workshop which will be suitable for children aged 8 +, with their parents or guardians in attendance. If you have younger children in your family, they may also attend with their siblings.

Please book your free ticket via the link below.

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