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The white, dimpled Golf balls of today bear little resemblance to those of yesteryear. Before the arrival of rubber, golfers played with a "feathery ball", a fragile leather pouch filled with boiled goose feathers.

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It really depends on what you consider the first ball, golf began with shepeards hitting stones around sandy grassy dunes with crooks , that's where most of the old courses are located in England golf lynx as they are known, then the featherie ball was invented a small leather pouch stuffed with boiled feathers and dried they used about a hat full of feathers in one ball and they were very expensive around 20 each in todays money also if they got wet they became soft and useless, then the gutta percha ball or guttie was developed from hard tree sap it was cheaper and easier to make into a sphere, that is when people realized divots and scratches made a ball fly straighter and further, then wood and acrylic coated rubber came out evolving into the modern ball

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13y ago

Wooden balls were the first used golf balls until the early 17th century, when the featherie ball added a new and exciting feature to the game of golf. A featherie is a hand sewn leather pouch stuffed with chicken or goose feathers and coated with paint.

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In the early days of golf, wooden balls were used. Starting in the 1800s, golf balls were made of a feather filled leather ball.

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they were made from leather tightly packed with boiled hair

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The first golf balls were made of Wood.

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