Golf ball history is only one part of the story 2

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Golf ball history is only one part of the story 2

Beitrag  xyykimmy am Mi Nov 02, 2011 11:35 am

The next stage in golf ball history came about with the creation of the Gutta Percha (also called ??gutty?ˉ ball), which was made from the rubber like sap from the Sapodilla tree. The sap was heated, and then the balls were shaped. They found that the more uneven the ball, the better it traveled. So, they pounded indentations into it with a hammer. This is how the idea of dimples in golf balls started. Golf was not a game that everyone could afford to play until a metal press was designed that could make the balls much less expensive. The stage was then set for the for the next stage in golf ball history. The creation of the Gutta Percha (the gutty ball). Made from the rubber like sap of the Sapodilla tree.

Balls were shaped by heating the rubber like sap, it was discovered that these balls traveled further the more uneven they were. Indentations were then pounded into the balls with a hammer. The idea of dimpled golf balls was born. The game of golf was still an expensive sport, until a metal press was designed, that enabled the manufacturing of golf balls making them a great deal less expensive. Golf was first played in the 1500s. Not having the supplies or equipment we have now, they had to make do with what they had available. They started the game of golf with wooden clubs and managed to make round wooden golf balls. From here, in Scotland, is where our golf ball history began. Not knowing any different they enjoyed the game of golf with wooden clubs and balls. They were both heavy so; therefore, the ball didn?ˉt go much farther than 100 yards. A simple 9-hole game of golf could last quite a while.

In the 1600s, the ?°featherie?± ball was invented. This ball was made from cowhide and goose feathers. They were made while the leather and feathers were wet so they were easy to shape and mold into golf balls. They were then painted and sold. While they traveled much faster and farther then the wooden balls, they were much more expensive too. This stride in golf ball history made the wooden ball obsolete.


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