Rackme32 wrote:They are showing it on NCBSports Network right now...
Three episodes were listed on the online TV guide, but they didn't show the first due to hockey going late, well, reeally postgame talk going late.
The 2nd one listed is on right now... and it's a repeat from Season 1. And, Mr. Patrick, the # of dimples on a golf ball varies by brand. There was never a stipulation in the Rules Of Golf at any time, and maybe there was a time when the number he said, 336, was typical... but I've seen major-brand golf balls advertised with all manner of dimple numbers (and even shapes).
Dan even thanked the Schwab for having "researched" this... Anyway, hopefully the new episode is the next one at 11pm EST.
Yes, there was a time where 336 was typical. I remember when Titleist came out with a ball that had 392 dimples that was bid news. Back then most dimples were round and uniform, but Prostaff manufactured balls with icosahedron dimples that were fairly popular.
Most of the time the governing bodies (USGA and R&A) don't care about dimples, but there have been instances where a dimple design "self correct" too much to the point where they have not been approved for official play.