Tuesday Trivia

Many of us, including hubbies, are golfers. At the recent Northwest Genealogy Conference in Arlington, two of our meals were at the nearby golf course and I spotted and photo’d this there. It is the history of golf balls!  “For hundreds of years prior to 1850, golf balls were made of a leather covering stuffed with feathers.” In case you cannot read it, at the “11:00 position” it reads “Wooden Ball, ca. 1600.”  Next (12:00) is the “Feathery, 1600-1848.” Kinda interesting even if you’re not a golfer. Who would have ever guessed that early golf balls were stuffed with feathers??