Lot # 10: Willie Park Jr Gutty Ball 1898

Category: Golf Balls

Starting Bid: $250.00

Bids: 22 (Bid History)

Time Left: Auction closed
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Item was in Auction "Fall 2022",
which ran from 11/3/2022 7:00 PM to
11/20/2022 12:20 AM

This Park molded mesh gutty ball was made by Willie Park Jr in 1898 in Edinburgh, Scotland. Golf magazine described it as "fine and clearly nicked, of a unique mold, and well painted....It is in all respects a splendid ball..." The June 24, 1898 issue of Golf reported that this was the ball used by Willie Park Jr in the 1898 Open as well as in a big money match with fellow Open Champion, Willie Fernie.  The Park gutty ball offered here was clearly not the one in play, as this one is unused and just a few tiny paint chips away from being in perfect mint condition.  The original paint still has its original luster.

This ball is middle row, center in the accompanying group image.

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