Originally Posted by David in FL
Originally Posted by Hammer 4
Color TV.. (Golf shows )
The only golf show that I can even remember from back then was Shell's Wonderful World of Golf......
The first color TV for me was my freshman year at college. They had a fairly crappy one in the rec room in the dorm. When I got home that summer, Dad had bought one and we watched any show that the TV Guide said was in color. We watched some pretty lousy shows just because they they started with the NBC Peacock opening his colored tail. I did watch Shell's Wonderful World then, even though it was still a few years before I became interested in playing golf.
How about the first time you saw the little red ball at the center of a balata golf ball? I don't even want
to know how many people reading this don't even know what I'm talking about!
Yeah. I can't even say that it was a Titleist, but it was a wound balata ball. My cousin and I were on a voyage of discovery and cut open one of his dad's golf balls. We were astounded to find what seemed like a mile of rubber band, wrapped around a rubber core. It was also a shock to us to find that the rubber core didn't have nearly as much bounce as the whole ball did before we dissected it. We thought it would be like a Superball, but the core was actually rather dead. Many of the premium balls pumped a liquid into the core (the first 4 piece ball - liquid, solid rubber, wound rubber and balata cover), and that was composition of the premium balls for quite a long time.