For example if the ball you play is designed primarily for straight distance you can bet that the dimple design has been engineered to slow airflow around the ball to help keep it on line—one example of this is the Delta Wing pattern used on our E6 model. In contrast a Tour model might have dimples that improve shot-shaping potential.
Though they don’t go out of round or cut like balatas did dimples can be negatively affected by wear so if you can feel a physical scratch or scuff with your fingers (smudged logos and cover paint don’t count) it’s time for a new rock.
You’re looking for an affordable high-performance distance ball. Large and soft low-compression core for very low spin rates straighter shots and more speed and distance. Thin and soft Surlyn cover for softer feel. Combined with the core it contributes to more lift and overall carry distance.