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A few years ago they brought out the HX ball, the idea behind them was that the ball would have superior aerodynamic qualities because the hexagonal dimple alllowed nearly 100% coverage of the Golf ball, with round dimples there is a lot of places where the dimples do not cover.

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Q: Why does the Callaway golf ball have hexagonal dimples?
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