Balata Balls and Hickory Sticks


Lots to say in response but I’ll keep it brief.

Well planned and well struck shots with these clubs are better than anything you will feel (physically or emotionally) wih modern equipment. Period.

The connection these clubs also forge with the past is one of many intangibles really savoured by hickory players too.


Thanks for the nudge guys. I just dug out my grandfather/great grandfather’s clubs out of the basement and am going to take them for whirl later this summer. There’s actually a hickory-shafted spoon, a handful of “newer” steel shafted antique woods and a bunch of misc irons and chippers/putters, all hickory shafted. Sounds like a perfect Sunday afternoon in the summer activity. - Jim