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Evolution of the golf ball

Evolution of the golf ball

Since the game began in the 15th century, there is one thing that has never changed – the ball being the only piece of equipment used on every shot. Despite this, it still gets a raw deal with some golfers viewing it as less important than the clubs used to hit it. So, we decided to take a look back and see how modern golf balls compare to those of yesteryear.

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Wilson Staff's DUO Professional golf ball

In the beginning

Feathery balls reigned supreme for over 200 years in the early days of golf, but even they are relatively new compared to the original hairy balls (guess what they were stuffed with!).

It's hard to imagine what it would be like playing with those balls these days, and even the later-developed Gutty and Haskell balls left golfers with little-to-no room for error.

Where we are today 

There was no such thing as compression 100 years ago, yet today Wilson Staff is producing golf balls that lead the way in this department, providing an incredible feel for the golfer.

One such ball is the DUO Professional, which also boasts impressive distance and is available in more than just the normal white finish that we've come to expect as standard.

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