Vintage Golf Ball Cuff Links
- These cuff links are crafted from authentic vintage golf balls.
- Set in sterling silver with swivel findings, these cuff links feature various patterns, textures, and meshes seen on golf balls before the standardization of the round dimple. Measures 7/8" in diameter.
- Each pair of cuff links comes gift-boxed with a Certificate of Authenticity.
- Note: As balls from various makers are used, patterns & wear may vary from image.
Warning: This product may contain one or more chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer or to cause birth defects or other reproductive harm.
Additional Product Information
The first golf balls in the 14th century were made of solid hardwood. From the end of the middle ages until the 19th century, featheries, painted leather balls stuffed with feathers, were considered superior but were more expensive. In 1848, the gutta-percha ball, shaped from dried sap, was invented and players found that balls with nicks and indents flew more consistently and farther than those with smooth surfaces. Thus, began an era until 1930 when golf ball makers experimented with symmetrical patterns and textures. In 1898, Coburn Haskell created balls with rubber cores wrapped in rubber thread and housed in sap-based shells. The Haskell balls', like there predecessors, also had experimental surfaces. The first dimple, or concave pattern, was a square mesh, which was manufactured from the 1900s-1930s. Eventually, this evolved into the round dimples used today.