the Dimpled golf ball cover was developed by a British engineer , William Taylor in 1907.
The aerodynamic spin helped players control flight and put backspin on the ball and almost stopping the ball dead on the green.
A. G. Spalding bought the U.S rights in 1908 and started to produce the dimpled ball.
the balls have sure changed over the years, they are still round but that is the only resemblance.
I remember when I started to play, if you did not hit the ball just right you ended up with a big smile on the ball. then it made a weird sound in flight and went anywhere it pleased from then on.
Today, I still hit today’s ball the same way and all I can get on the ball is a smirk if I am lucky.