Gutta Percha Bramble Golf Ball c1890

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The Gutta Percha Bramble pattern was a popular design
The surface of the ball was covered with a number of small bumps
Ball makers started using moulds in the late 1800s
The Gutta Percha balls dominated the game until the early 1900s
Today's modern balls copy this original dimple pattern

The Gutta Percha Bramble pattern was a popular design
The surface of the ball was covered with a number of small bumps
Ball makers started using moulds in the late 1800s
The Gutta Percha balls dominated the game until the early 1900s
Today's modern balls copy this original dimple pattern

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 indigenous to Malaysia. The resin was originally imported for use in dentistry. 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 which could affect the flight of the ball. The modern ball has a dimple pattern a follow on from the Gutta Percha period. 

The Bramble version was the version that most resembles todays dimple patterns.  This ball is a close resemblance to an authentic Gutta Percha ball. You can play with this golf ball.