Hunting & Fishing
Vintage Golf Balls
Prior to about 1850, golf balls were made out of bullhide and stuffed with goose feathers. After the balls were packed, the leather was sewn together with wax thread. These original feather balls had very limited elasticity and were incredibly expensive to make. In fact, it took ball makers hours to stuff each ball—a talented crafter could make just three or four in a day—and a single feather ball cost about the same as an entire set of...