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Re: Golf Ball & Golf Clubs

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Mon, Sep 23 2019 2:18 PM by andwhy67. 9 replies.
  • Steven9413
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    Thu, Sep 12 2019 6:56 AM

    Golf ball

    Originally, golf balls were made of a hardwood, such as beech. Beginning between the 14th and 16th centuries, more expensive golf balls were made of a leather skin stuffed with down feathers; these were called "featheries". Around the mid-1800s, a new material called gutta-percha, made from the latex of the East Asian sapodilla tree, started to be used to create more inexpensive golf balls nicknamed "gutties", which had similar flight characteristics as featheries. These then progressed to "brambles" in the later 1800s, using a raised dimple pattern and resembling bramble fruit, and then to "meshies" beginning in the early 1900s, where ball manufacturers started experimenting with latex rubber cores and wound mesh skins that created recessed patterns over the ball's surface. Recessed circular dimples were patented in 1910, but didn't become popular until the 1940s after the patents expired.

    Golf Clubs

    A player usually carries several clubs during the game (but no more than fourteen, the limit defined by the rules). There are three major types of clubs, known as woods, irons, and putters. Woods are played for long shots from the tee or fairway, and occasionally rough, while irons are for precision shots from fairways as well as from the rough. Wedges are irons used to play shorter shots. A new type of club called a hybrid combines the straight-hitting characteristics of irons with the easy-to-hit characteristics of higher-lofted woods. A hybrid is often used for long shots from difficult rough. Hybrids are also used by players who have a difficult time getting the ball airborne with long irons. Wedges are played from difficult ground such as sand or the rough and for approach shots to the green. Putters are mostly played on the green, but can also be useful when playing from bunkers or for some approach shots. Putters have minimal loft, forcing the ball to stay on the putting surface when struck. The most common clubs to find in a golfer's bag are the driver, 3-wood, numbered irons from 3 to 9 (with hybrids commonly replacing the 3 and 4 iron), pitching and sand wedges, and a putter. Players commonly also carry a 5-wood, and/or additional wedges such as a gap or lob wedge.

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  • alosso Germany
    19,379 Posts
    Thu, Sep 12 2019 10:20 AM

    Hope it is useful for you!

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  • DoctorLarry United States
    2,520 Posts
    Thu, Sep 12 2019 10:45 PM

    "Steviepedia"?

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  • golfplayer1091 Pakistan
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    Sun, Sep 22 2019 12:33 AM

     golf balls were made of a hardwood, such as beech.

    https://www.shoes4golfers.com

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  • callaghan159 Canada
    3,859 Posts
    Sun, Sep 22 2019 3:33 PM

    golfplayer1091:

     golf balls were made of a hardwood, such as beech.

    https://www.shoes4golfers.com

    Area 51 come in.

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  • Dave33200 United States
    710 Posts
    Sun, Sep 22 2019 5:58 PM

    callaghan159:

    golfplayer1091:

     golf balls were made of a hardwood, such as beech.

    https://www.shoes4golfers.com

    Area 51 come in.

     

     

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  • whooshdangit United Kingdom
    1,208 Posts
    Sun, Sep 22 2019 8:05 PM

    Steven9413:

     . . . then progressed to "brambles" in the later 1800s

    Hi

    At around 17:30 yesterday I progressed to the brambles after a late ding tee shot at St Andrews. Shortly after, around 17:45, I advanced to a gorse bush and some thistles.

    Cheers!

    Rich

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  • chookie15 Australia
    23 Posts
    Sun, Sep 22 2019 8:50 PM

    HAHHAHHHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA  Good one Rich.. Thanks for the laugh.. 

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  • DoctorLarry United States
    2,520 Posts
    Mon, Sep 23 2019 1:22 AM

    golfplayer1091:

     golf balls were made of a hardwood, such as beech.

    https://www.shoes4golfers.com

     

    Now we have bots replying to bots....................

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  • andwhy67 France
    2,281 Posts
    Mon, Sep 23 2019 2:18 PM

    When as a young lad starting to play, golf balls were 1.62 in size now I think their 1.68.

    So back in the day when Nicklaus, Watson, Palmer and Trevino were in their prime and the equipment used, persimmon headed woods, just makes you realise how good they really were.

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