Gutta Percha Hammered Golf Ball c1860

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Scotland's Allan Robertson and Tom Morris improved the Gutta Percha balls
They found that it flew better when it was chipped and hacked
They started using the reverse side of a hammer to mark the ball
The balls were called "hand hammered" balls with a variety of designs
This hand made authentic Gutta Percha ball can be used to play golf

Scotland's Allan Robertson and Tom Morris improved the Gutta Percha balls
They found that it flew better when it was chipped and hacked
They started using the reverse side of a hammer to mark the ball
The balls were called "hand hammered" balls with a variety of designs
This hand made authentic Gutta Percha ball can be used to play golf

The Gutta Percha ball was the ball that opened golf to the masses, the first major development in the evolution of the golf ball. Made from the resin of the Sapodilla tree. This tree is indigenous to Malaysia. The resin was originally imported for use in dentistry. The Gutta Percha revolutionised the game of golf, the resin when heated in hot water was found to become very soft and easy to shape.  Later balls also had patterns that could affect the flight of the ball. The modern ball has a dimple pattern a follow on from the Gutta Percha period.  The Hand Hammered version was an early indication of the arrival of aerodynamics in golf. Early players having scared a smooth version noticed that the markings affected the flight of the ball.  This ball is a close resemblance to an authentic Gutta Percha ball. You can play with this golf ball.