This is a website for gathering informatin on Vintage Golf Balls and Clubs. With the emergence of a market for golf balls and clubs, we thought a little extra information would help the new collectors in fnding the right product at he right prices, now is the time to start collecting as the market is getting stonger and prices increasing. Read more...


The evolution of the golf ball spreads over more than 500 years with the first known balls being made of wood, probably Beech or Boxroot in the mid 1400's to the high tech rubber balls that are used by players today. There must have been many hand jarring moments when the old style wooden club came into contact with the wooden ball so no doubt it was a very welcome and exciting time when the 'Featherie' ball was introduced to the game during the early part of the 17th century.



In 1457 James II of Scotland issued the following decree that "fute-ball and golfe be utterly cryed down and not to be used" in an attempt to encourage archery practice which was being neglected. Finally in 1502 his grandfather James IV of Scotland who was a keen golfer (gowfer) himself lifted the ban against golf being played which meant that there was a necessity for clubs to be made so that Royalty, Courtiers and the more privileged amongst society could once again take up the sport. James IV ordered a set of clubs to be made in 1502 by a local bowmaker. Read more...


A golf-like game is, apocryphally, recorded as taking place on 26 February 1297, in the Netherlands, in a city called Loenen aan de Vecht, where the Dutch played a game with a stick and leather ball. The winner was whoever hit the ball with the least number of strokes into a target several hundred yards away. Some scholars argue that this game of putting a small ball in a hole in the ground using golf clubs was also played in 17th-century Netherlands and that this predates the game in Scotland. There are also other reports of earlier accounts of a golf-like game from continental Europe.. Read more...

Vintage Golf Balls and Clubs for Sale

We have joined forces with a new Auction site www.uni-bid.co.uk you can buy and sell your vintage equipment here for Free.

www.uni-bid.co.uk was set up to keep the cost of selling items by Auction as low as possible, this is a new site so please tell all your friends

Pictures and values

We are putting together a comprehensive catalogue of old golf balls and there values.

If you have any pictures of old, rare golf equipment and balls please send them to us @ info@vintagegolfballs.co.uk and we will try to include them in our catalogue. Pictures and values...

Free Valuations

As an added service we aim to give free advice and valuations on all your items.

Whether it it a antique golf club or old golf ball we will try and give you a honest appraisal to the best of our ability.