Those of you that know me will know that one of my oldest hobbies is golf. I started playing as a lad when I used to play caddy for my father at the weekends. I was around six years old at the time. I soon wanted some of the action myself and if I do say so myself I became somewhat of a natural. Although I didn’t pursue golf as a career, although I certainly could have, I continued to play for pleasure and I still do, although not as much as I used to due to my ill health. It keeps me moderately fit and active and I don’t plan to give up anytime soon.
Anyway, the last round I played I came across a pretty beat up ball and I brought it home and thought it would be fun to cut it open and see what was inside it. Got me wondering why I have never done it before. So armed with clamp and saw I cut that baby in two, eventually. They are kind of hard right. Unfortunately and I can’t think for the life of me why I didn’t but I did not take a photo of it and then it got thrown away (looked like rubbish according to my wife) so I looked it up on the internet and found a picture of a cut open ball that looked pretty much exactly the same – so here it is, courtesy of instructables.com
Pretty awesome looking right? It’s like some kind of hard plastic – it reminded me of the play dough we played with as kids albeit a much harder variation. I was surprised that it was pink as well, I don’t know what I was expecting but I think it looks like a big jawbreaker kind of candy. During my search for a photo, I realised there are very many variations of what is inside a golf ball, they are not all the same at all. Here is a picture that shows the insides of various balls – they look pretty funky don’t they?! I must have spent ages looking at different photos of the insides of golf balls but they are fascinating. I also watched a few videos on YouTube and there was one where the ball seemed to have a load of ribbon type stuff inside it which unravelled itself. It looked really creepy and very different to what you see in this photo. I am not even sure what it was but it was sure strange.