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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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Dun early gutta-percha irregular square mesh pattern c.1875
Product ID: VB008

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A very nice example of an early mesh patterned golf ball which was produced using an early mould, hence the irregular squares compared to later mesh patterned balls. The overall condition of this ball is very good still retaining about 95% of the original paint and only having two light ‘strike marks’ which have not deformed the shape of the ball.

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.

Price: 850.00
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The Foxrock gutta-percha fine mesh c.1895
Product ID: VB009

Details 

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.

Price: 325.00
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J.B. Halley 'Ocobo'gutta-percha moulded mesh pattern c.1894
Product ID: VB010

Details 

This ball is in near mint condition. Introduced by J.B. Halley in 1894, they were well known makers of both golf balls and golf clubs. The main feature of this ball is the interesting moulded pattern which consists of longitudinal deep grooves that criss-cross at right angles with a series of sharp lateral grooves. The new pattern was marketed as OCOBO. The name and the 27 ½ weight are 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.

Price: 425.00
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Dickson 'Zoin' gutta-percha fine mesh pattern c.1890
Product ID: VB011

Details 

A rare ball that was used for play c.1890. As the image shows only partial paint remains and there is a strike mark at one end.

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.

Price: 275.00
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Smith's 'Raven' gutta-percha square mesh c.1890
Product ID: VB012

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A fine example of a gutta-percha ball where the paint has totally oxidised to show the brown solid gutta material. There are also three strike marks so this ball has been used for play.

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.

Price: 275.00
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Wisden 'Rocket' gutta-percha square mesh pattern c.1895
Product ID: VB013

Details 

An absolute superb example of a gutta-percha golf ball in mint condition retaining 100% paint coverage and having no strike marks to the beautiful uniformed square mesh pattern. This ball has not been used for play.

The makers name and model name are both clearly visible at each pole (end). Wisden’s were based in London.

Price: 425.00
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Silvertown 'Sovereign' gutta-percha early Bramble pattern c.1890
Product ID: VB014

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A rare ‘SOVEREIGN 27 ½ (pennyweights) gutta-percha made by Silvertown having an early Bramble pattern. Circa 1890

The ball is in virtual mint condition having not been used for play. When this ball was originally produced Silvertown decided to use a purple ink for the name to get away from the normal black ink making this is a nice feature.

Price: 445.00
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The Penfold Man. 'He played a Penfold' c.1933
Product ID: Z027

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A superb early 1930’s original point of sale Penfold Man figure displaying the gap between his legs, the early pipe shape and laces in his shoes. Having been authentically restored this much sought after figure is now in ‘mint’ condition and would make a marvellous addition to a golf enthusiast memorabilia collection or a display model in a club house.

The Penfold Man was produced by The Golf Ball Development Company who manufactured and sold the Penfold golf ball and was used as a point of sale display model in golf professional’s shops and major sports equipment retail stores throughout the United Kingdom from around the mid 1920’s to mid 1940’s.

Price: 995.00
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