Special Golf Balls
This time consuming process ensured the price was out of reach of the masses often selling for more than the price of a club. Guttie - Rev Dr Robert Adams Paterson created the first golf balls made from Gutta-percha in 1848. The ball was created from the dried sap of the tropical sapodilla tree which was heated up and formed into ball shapes. The improved performance and cheaper costs of the Guttie contributed greatly to the expansion of the game. Hand Hammered Guttie - It was also discovered that improperly smoothed balls often had a truer flight than the smoother versions and the Hand Hammered Guttie Ball with an even pattern hammered on by hand was born.
The golf ball has undergone many upgrades and enhancements throughout its long life with several distinct stages: Wooden - Used from the mid 15th century the first golf balls were made from hardwoods such as beech. Often used in conjunction with wooden clubs a round of golf would have been a particularly jarring experience. Featherie - In 1618 the Featherie golf ball was invented and was used for nearly 250 years. These balls were made by stuffing wet goose feathers into a hand stitched wet leather ball. As it dried the leather shrunk and the feathers expanded creating a hard and compact ball.
They offer fantastic feel and have great spin though stopping faster on the green - but the trade-off is a lack in distance. Also their performance is affected by the temperature with their distance and overall performance deteriorating in temperatures below 20°C. Very few people still use the wound balata ball and it is likely to be replaced altogether by the multi-layer ball. However some professionals still like the extraordinary feel and spin control required for finesse shots around the green. Our Recommendation. This ball is only really suitable for the best of the very best golfers.
Many people have done adding that to their own personal collection of golf balls for many reasons i am going to show you nine useful reasons that you would love to have to get your golf balls personalized. First - It makes ball identification much easier. In golf we seldom play alone and much more often in pairs or a group. Some of your golf mates might use the same ball as you and with the same identification number too. Well it happens and do not be surprised. Personalized golf balls help you mark your golf ball with its own personal mark without hassle of identifying. Tools and accessories might get lost but not when you personalize them. Second - It provides you with a sense of personal pride. If you achieved a hole in one with your golf ball and personalized it ( it could be the other way round ) it gives you a sense of achievement and pride when you golf with your buddies.