Signature Golf Balls #GolfCollecting

Why Signature Golf Balls? Golf collecting includes many sub categories, such as, hickory shafted golf clubs, balls, books, tees, pencils, scorecards, ceramics, silver, art, programs, postcards, early golf magazines, and so many other categories. Signature golf ball collecting is one sub category of golf collecting, unlike many categories such as golf art, The Masters memorabilia, or golf antiques, the signature golf […]

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Jack Nicklaus beat’s his age at Augusta National

  The 76-year-old Golden Bear tells The Naples Daily News he carries a U.S.G.A. handicap index of 5. After an even-par, 72 from the member tees at Augusta National Nicklaus added “I keep ruining my handicap,” he said. “I keep shooting good scores. … That’s going to take me down to a 1 or a 2. I was very upset. I’ll […]

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The Golden Bear over the Decades

In celebration of Jack Nicklaus’ 76th birthday, we will follow his lustrous career in golf balls. From the early 1960s Mr. Nicklaus’ name and “Golden Bear”, moniker has graced over 1500 different models of golf balls. Here are samples of those golf balls from each decade. 1960s Jack Nicklaus Champion by MacGregor circa 1963   1970s Jack Nicklaus Golden Bear […]

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Old Golf Ball of the Day December 31, 2015

The Ken Venturi Championship golf balls produced by United States Rubber, circa 1960. Ken Venturi (May 15, 1931 – May 17, 2013) distinguished amateur golfer, professional golfer, and golf broadcaster. He won 14 tournaments on the PGA Tour including a major, the 1964 U.S. Open. Mr. Venturi was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in 2013. While coached […]

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Old Golf Ball of the Day October 26, 2015

The Doug Ford sold by Sears, circa 1963. Doug Ford was born in West Haven, Connecticut on August 6, 1922. Ford turned professional in 1949 and won the first of his 19 PGA Tour victories  in 1952 at the Jacksonville Open. PGA Tour wins (19) 1952 Jacksonville Open 1953 Virginia Beach Open 1953 Labatt Open 1953 Miami Open 1954 Greater Greensboro […]

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Old Golf Ball of the Day October 13, 2015

Tommy Armour Worthington Cured Cover circa 1939 The Worthington Ball Company of Elyria, Ohio started making golf balls in 1904 and produced golf balls with Tommy Armour’s name on them until the late 1960’s. The Silver Scot, as Tommy Armour is known, won 25 PGA Tour events including three majors, despite losing sight in one eye from a WWI mustard […]

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Old Golf Balls of the Day October 6, 2015

The Real “General Ike” Golf Ball It is well known that President Dwight D. Eisenhower was an avid golfer, so much so, that he had a practice green installed at the White House and he was a member of Augusta National. He received golf balls with many different monikers imprinted on them such as “Mr. President,” “D. D. Eisenhower,” and […]

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