3 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.
To help you in your quest for the perfect golf ball well take you on a journey from the humble beginnings of the golf ball through to todays technologically advanced balls. The Early Days In general the larger the bag the heavier it will be - despite help from durable lightweight materials. Although the lightest designs now weigh in below 3lb special lumbar and/or hip padding is available for comfort and can make a real difference In the earliest days of golf some 500 years ago players used primitive equipment to play the game in a rather haphazard and casual manner.
Fifth - Have a fond memory you want to keep and treasure? Mark your lowest score ever or your first birdie with a personalized golf ball. How about a personal first experience? Met the girl of your dreams at the golf course? Or maybe the name of your spouse on your golf ball will drive your scores lower and determination stronger! Sixth - Talk about luck! Numbers come in handy when they are your lucky number. Add in your lucky number that might strike you big or save you from blushes! If you believe in luck and are superstitious that is something you might do! Seventh - How about wedding favors? Getting married is a personal once in a lifetime experience with a special someone.
By 1890 golf balls were formed in iron moulds and the Bramble design with raised spherical bumps resembling a raspberry became the most popular ball of the Guttie era. Rubber - The advent of the rubber ball changed the face of golf as we know it. Invented by Coburn Haskell in 1898 it featured a solid rubber core wrapped in rubber thread. Early Gutta-percha covers soon gave way to the Balata cover that was introduced in the early 1900s. Although they looked like Gutties the average golfer could gain an extra 20 yards off the tee. So the guttie gave way to the aerodynamically superior dimple pattern first used in 1908 and still being used today.