Sports Golf Balls
This time-consuming process made this golf ball too expensive. This golf ball was the standard for over three centuries to be replaced with the Gutta Percha ball in 1848. Rev. Dr. Robert Adams discovered the Gutta Percha "Gutty" golf ball which was created using the dried sap of the Sapodialla tree and which had a rubber-like feel to be formed into ball shapes by heating and shaping while hot. It was by accident that improperly smoothed gutty balls had a truer flight than the smooth counterpart. Then came the rubber ball which changed the face of golf to the way we know it. The rubber ball was invented in 1898 and had a solid rubber core with high tension rubber thread wrapped around it to be covered with a Gutta Percha cover.
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.
If you need spin (Ideal for better players) A spin ball is constructed with a cover that generates more spin when struck with a lofted club. This ball is better suited to play draw and fade shots around obstacles and will stop well on the green. However it will also be easier to slice or hook shots. If you are looking for ultimate control - distance and spin combined (Ideal for very serious players) A control golf ball has the characteristics of a distance ball with the ability to stop quickly on the green with allegedly less risk of hooking or slicing the golf ball than a pure spin ball. Other considerations Slow Swingers.
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.