Lot # 91: Ocobo Gutty Ball 1895, Gem of a Ball!

Category: Golf Balls

Starting Bid: $100.00

Bids: 19 (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



Manufactured by James B. Halley & Co out of London in 1894, this Ocobo gutty ball features a molded mesh pattern. Golf Illustrated wrote of it in 1901, "Some of the new balls have puzzling names, and a great diversity of opinion exists as to their proper pronunciation. Thus the "Ocobo" is pronounced sometimes with all the vowels short, and sometimes with the second one long. The name is believed to have some occult reference to Colonel Bogey...."

This beauty is in mint condition, exactly as it was on the day it was sold.

This ball is 2nd row middle in the group shot in the accompanying images.

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