As the first rubber-core golf ball, the Haskell Bramble holds a landmark position in the history of the game. Sold by the B.F. Goodrich Company, the Haskell was the ball that rendered gutta percha golf balls obsolete.
Marked “Haskell Bramble” on one pole and “Haskell Pat Apr 11, 1899, on the other, this ball is in mint condition. It has just a couple of tiny paint chips and that’s it. It still has its nice original shine and luster to its paint. A sterling example of this historic ball.
This Haskell ball is on the left in row three of the golf ball group shot in the accompanying images. This group shot includes many other golf balls lots in this auction and demonstrates the remarkable evolutionary story of the golf ball, from feather ball to hand-hammered gutty, line cut red gutty, molded gutty, the Haskell and early rubber core balls.