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Found some interesting golf balls

Written by: Tony Korologos | Date: Thursday, August 18th, 2005
Categories: Golf BallsMiscellaneous

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My kids and I finally went through the HUNDREDS of golf balls we’ve found over the last couple of weeks here on the course. I’m living on the #17th fairway for about 2-4 more weeks ­čÖü

These two particular balls seemed interesting. The Nike ball is obviously some kind of prototype. Perhaps they try some stuff with different prototypes and give them numbers. Then they wait for feedback from the testers and cross reference the numbers with the tester’s opinions… Sounds logical.

The Spalding ball I can’t believe we found. This course we’re on is only about 4-5 years old. But this ball is considerably older than that. And was someone playing this thing? No wonder they lost it. It’s so oblong it wouldn’t fly straight with a 120mph tail wind.

One response to “Found some interesting golf balls”

  1. soros says:

    Ya, I’ve got a bunch of those spalding type balls.. oblong shaped as well.. (although, I’ve found some buried deep in muddy bottoms of small cricks that have retained their shape quite well.)

    Usually they’re liquid cores full of the rubber-bandish material inside (at least from the dozen or so that I cut open.) Maybe they’re from holdovers, older guys that are resistant to change, using the old cliche to justify their use, “they don’t make em like they used to.” That is undoubtably true but…. ­čÖé

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