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#1 Victors

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Posted 12 September 2019 - 11:50 PM

Originally, golf balls were made of a hardwood, such as beech. Beginning between the 14th and 16th centuries, more expensive golf balls were made of a leather skin stuffed with down feathers; these were called "featheries". Around the mid-1800s, a new material called gutta-percha, made from the latex of the East Asian sapodilla tree, started to be used to create more inexpensive golf balls nicknamed "gutties", which had similar flight characteristics as featheries. These then progressed to "brambles" in the later 1800s, using a raised dimple pattern and resembling bramble fruit, and then to "meshies" beginning in the early 1900s, where ball manufacturers started experimenting with latex rubber cores and wound mesh skins that created recessed patterns over the ball's surface. Recessed circular dimples were patented in 1910, but didn't become popular until the 1940s after the patents expired.



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Posted 14 September 2019 - 09:59 AM

As my avatar says.... when are you going to let us know about your product?

#3 Toph

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Posted 15 September 2019 - 02:33 PM

That is a long long way short of everything I need to know about the golf ball. Doesn’t tell me which one I should game for example. I do like the idea of a bit of latex rubber though.
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