Lot # 9: Faroid Rubber-Core Golf Ball w/Raised Concentric Rings

Category: Golf Balls

Starting Bid: $500.00

Bids: 24 (Bid History)

Time Left: Auction closed
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Item was in Auction "Desert Mountain Collection",
which ran from 8/30/2022 6:00 AM to
9/17/2022 8:00 PM



Produced briefly in 1933, Faroids have long ranked as one of the most desirable golf balls in existence. Their concentric ring cover is recognizable from over 10 feet away. They were designed to be struck a certain way in order to maximize the flight characteristics provided by their raised concentric ridges, hopefully to reduce hooks and slices. The pole of each ball is even marked "This End Up" to remind the golfer. 

Of course the obvious problem with the ball, even if it performed as hoped, was the golfer was not allowed to touch their ball through the green. Consequently he or she was guaranteed only 18 (tee) shots with the end of the ball positioned properly at impact....

The Faroid offered here in mint condition is, in a word, SPECTACULAR!

This ball is at the back left corner ball of the group shot in the accompanying images.

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