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Rubber-Core Mesh and Gutta-Percha Golf Balls

The VICTOR mesh patterned replica ball for hickory golf. Approved for play at all classic hickory golf events.

Special Low Prices
whilst stocks last.

£14.55 per 3 ball sleeve
£28.50 for 6 loose
£54.60 for 12 loose

For further details please refer to item X001 on the New Mesh & Dimple Balls for Hickory Play page.

Rubber-Core Mesh and Gutta-Percha Golf Balls

The RTJ small dimple pattern replica ball for hickory golf.

Approved for play at all classic hickory golf events.

£14.95 per 3 ball sleeve
£28.50 for 6 loose
£54.00 for 12 loose

For further details please refer to item X007 on the New Mesh & Dimple Balls for Hickory Play page.

Rubber-Core Mesh and Gutta-Percha Golf Balls

The Ouimet mesh pattern replica ball approved for play at all classic hickory golf events.

£16.00 per 3 ball sleeve
£31.50 for 6 loose
£61.80 for 12 loose

For further details please refer to item X004 on the New Mesh & Dimple Balls for Hickory Play page.

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The Foxrock gutta-percha fine mesh c.1895
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The Foxrock gutta-percha fine mesh c.1895

Price: 325.00

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The maker’s name is unknown but it is likely that this ball was designed and supplied to Foxrock Golf Club by one of the major ball producers at that time soon after the course was established in 1893 south of Dublin.

The ball is in good condition still retaining about 90% of the paint. The name is clearly visible at each pole-end.

The pennyweight shows as 27 ½. Gutty balls ranged from 26 ‘pennyweights’ (dwts) to 29 dwts. The 26 ball was a light ball weighing 1.70 ounces compared to the 29 ball being the heaviest  with a weight of 1.81 ounces.

Gutta-Percha balls are solid made totally from gutta (Gueta) meaning gum which produced from the sap of the Palaquium genus trees indigenous to the south Far East. The word Percha means cloth which was used to wrap the pure gutta in manageable blocks once surplus resin had been drained off and the gutta had cooled. The first gutta-percha balls were introduced in 1846 but they took a while to be accepted by the golfing fraternity and to be made suitable for playing with but once the latter had been established they soon became the norm because they were much cheaper to produce than their predecessor the Featherie ball.

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