`Guttie Ball` Pen Holder
`Guttie Ball` Pen Holder
`Guttie Ball` Pen Holder
`Guttie Ball` Pen Holder
`Guttie Ball` Pen Holder
`Guttie Ball` Pen Holder

Gutta Percha Golf Ball Pen Holder

HGSPHB
9 Items
$180.00
$180.00

tax excluded

Three Gutta Percha balls with two pen holder
Includes the Smooth, Bramble and Hand Hammered balls
Hand made from solid Scottish oak wood in Scotland

Three Gutta Percha balls with two pen holder
Includes the Smooth, Bramble and Hand Hammered balls
Hand made from solid Scottish oak wood in Scotland

In 1840 the price of a good Featherie ball was about 4 shillings. These expensive balls were not durable especially if hit poorly by an iron cleek, a club that was becoming more popular. Ball makers for some time had been looking for a suitable alternative. The Gutta Percha ball was derived from a brown-black rubber type material, the gum extract from the Malaysian Sapodilla tree. When heated in water the hardened gum could be easily shaped and hand-rolled into near-perfect spheres, which could withstand any amount of imperfect golf swings. The major disadvantage to this revolutionary ball was its poor aerodynamic capabilities. This was soon overcome by intentionally marking the ball using a chisel headed hammer, with ball makers such as Robertson, Dunn and Forgan using different patterns. When finished the balls were usually painted with lead-based paint according to the season: red for winter, white for summer. The much-favoured mould made design was the bramble pattern, which was carried forward to the next generation of rubber core balls.