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Bigger Ball - Better Golf - 2 Big Reasons You Will Watch This!

Bigger Ball – Better Golf – 2 Big Reasons You Will Watch This!

Bigger Ball – Better Golf – 2 Big Reasons You Will Watch This!

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I started playing golf in 1964 at a time when most of the Commonwealth Countries played the “British Ball” which was 1.62 inches in diameter.

I did not know that Americans played a bigger ball than other countries, in professional golf. The “American Ball” was 1.68 inches.  In 1966 I was introduced to the “big ball” and some people said that although it did not go as far, it putted a lot better.  It did no such thing for me, unfortunately.

Thanks to this cool old video from British Pathe, we get to see the late Bob Rosburg as the lone American pro, playing with other winners of the time, Peter Thompson, Dai Rees and Christy O’Connor. This 1960 match in Wentworth, England, was planned so that the Europeans could try out the American ball.  The winner’s check was 1250 British Pounds.  A caddie would get more these days!

This old golf video is worth watching for 2 reasons:

  • seeing how incredibly young Peter Thompson and Christy O’Connor look
  • hearing hilarious words of commentator describe Bob Rosburg’ golf.

Source: British Pathé

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