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June 29

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Golf is supposedly the greatest game ever played...

Golf balls were originally made of wood…

 

Some of the first golf balls were made entirely of hardwood, such as beech and box trees. These balls appeared during the 14th century and remained in use until the 17th century, and yes, they even appeared in the Napoleonic Wars.

 

Of course, a typical wooden golf ball would only last for a few games before it needed to be replaced.

Other golf balls were made of feathers…

 

An alternative type of golf ball, known as a feathery, also appeared around the era of the wooden ball. A feathery was basically a leather pouch filled with chicken or goose feathers (hence the name). 

 

A single feathery ball would often cost the modern-day equivalent of $10-$20 bucks.

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