Hard wooden round balls were the first golf balls used between the 14th through the 17th centuries. They were made from hardwoods such as beech and box trees and normally made by carpenters with tools of the day. Also during this time, the featherie ball was developed and introduced.
- Today, golf balls are manufactured using a variety of different materials, offering a range of playing characteristics to suit the player's abilities and desired flight and landing behaviors.
- There are many types of golf balls on the market, and customers often face a difficult decision.
- Golf balls are divided into two categories: recreational and advanced balls.