Gutta Percha Smooth Golf Ball c1840

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$39.00
$39.00

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The Gutta Percha ball was invented by Dr Robert Paterson in 1845
He found some chunks of rubber in his luggage from India and he used it to make a golf ball
He found that it could be readily moulded, and it was hard and durable
The new gutta percha ball was much cheaper than the featherie ball
And many new people were attracted to the game of golf

The Gutta Percha ball was invented by Dr Robert Paterson in 1845
He found some chunks of rubber in his luggage from India and he used it to make a golf ball
He found that it could be readily moulded, and it was hard and durable
The new gutta percha ball was much cheaper than the featherie ball
And many new people were attracted to the game of 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 which could affect the flight of the ball.  The Smooth Ball was the first example of the Gutta Percha ball, it had no dimples. The dimples would arrive after players had scared the ball and started to see varying ball flight.

This ball is a close resemblance to an authentic Gutta Percha ball. You can play golf with this ball.