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The Golf Ball Book Hardcover – 15 Dec 2000

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Machat (graphic designer and photographer) and Dennis (golf and sports journalist) trace the history of the golf ball back to the feather ball and to theories about what came before. They discuss the gutta percha period, the rubber core balls, how and by whom materials were discovered, quirky offeri

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Timeline scores a plus with golf ball history 8 May 2002
By George Patrick - Published on Amazon.com
Being a golf enthusiest in the "Great white north" country of Canada we find ourselves with a lot of downtime away from the sport. Snow slows down the putting. However my wife gave me a copy of the Golf Ball Book for Christmas which seemed to take me away from the harshness of those long winter months (and now my wife has enjoyed the book as well, go figure). As I consider myself a bit of a history buff what I found intriguing about The Golf Ball Book was the ability for the author to parallel the golf balls evolution with other relevant historical occurences. Made it for a great read while putting it into perspective. A definite must to any golf enthusiest's library.
6 of 9 people found the following review helpful
"Standing Too Far from the Ball" 28 Jan. 2001
By Bob Plimpton - Published on Amazon.com
As important as the golf ball is to the evolution of golf, little attention is paid to it in the thousands of books written on the history of the game. Unfortunately, although the author cites interesting facts concerning the ball, "The Golf Ball Book" disappoints by frequently distracting the reader from its central theme with unrelated golf stories and anecdotes. Career facts such as Mike Souchak's tour-record 257, Ben Hogan's tournament record, or Billy Casper's Masters experience read as unrelated filler to a book billed as devoted to the golf ball. Also, one does not expect proof reading errors (like the misspelling of David Duval's name) to appear in a high end golf publication. While "The Golf Ball Book" presents interesting information on the subject supported by colorful photographs, it is a read that (like so many putts) comes up short.
Interesting overview of history. 31 Aug. 2013
By Richard Dewell - Published on Amazon.com
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I found this interesting and fairly detailed about the development of the golfball. I did find that each chapter had significant description of the players and events of each time period before it gave informations the balls of the period. I was hoping for more detail on the producers and models to help me research the assortment of balls I have collected, many of them Spalding but also other bands as well. Perhaps the book I want is more encyclopedic in nature.
Four Stars 7 Dec. 2014
By Johan Arnerfors - Published on Amazon.com
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Book was good but postage charge was very high
for the golf ball collector 20 Jun. 2015
By golferswife - Published on Amazon.com
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Husband loved it. He collects golf balls.
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