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Topic: Looking for sponge golf ball set good one
Message: Posted by: countrymaven (Aug 9, 2019 11:31AM)
I am aware of some of these. But I read some reviews about the shell not matching, etc. Having some heavy rubber sponge golf balls makes doing this a pleasure. I had some before that were good. Any ideas? would prefer a metal shell that matches in color.
Message: Posted by: Bill Hegbli (Aug 9, 2019 06:23PM)
At this point, any old rubber Ireland's Golf Balls you may find on eBay, will be so hard that they just crumble to nothing. Are you doing a Golf themed act?

Just go with the Loftus/Empire yellow set, and be satisfied.
Message: Posted by: countrymaven (Aug 9, 2019 09:08PM)
Thanks so much Bill. I had purchased some over 30 years ago. Because they are heavy rubber sponge, they do not last forever.

I just remember the joy of working with them. I recently tried making a test set with plastic balls. Once you enjoy the wondrous grip you have with heavy sponge rubber, it is hard to think of performing with anything else. If you have a good set of these, it is hard to make a mistake.

Not for an act. But to me, these are just a joy to work with. I found one set by a manufacturer, but someone said the shell was plastic and the color didn't match. Hard to make that look good.
Message: Posted by: Dick Oslund (Aug 10, 2019 06:24AM)
Frances Marshall was running out of the sponge rubber golf balls. She ordered more (I think from China.) The shipment arrived. MANY of them, were not salable. She complained to the factory. They said, 'They're just cat toys. The cats don't care if there are flaws!" That was the end of the old Ireland golf balls!
Message: Posted by: Bill Hegbli (Aug 17, 2019 10:38PM)
Countrymaven, if you still have your gimmick, they have yellow balls made by Empire magic, the gimmick is not as well made as the old Ireland's.

Was just in Wal-Mart, and they have rubber yellow practice golf balls. Take a look, maybe you can paint your old gimmick if they fit.
Message: Posted by: Bill Hegbli (Sep 2, 2019 06:47AM)
If you are not a golfer, yellow balls are for playing golf in the winter. They show up better in the snow. They can be used as practice balls as well. The only thing I can recommend is getting the China/Taiwan plastic white golf balls and paint them yellow if they fit.

I have both the yellow Empire yellow and the imported plastic in white. If I get a chance, I will see if they fit.

These comments really kill me, white plastic don't match, what does that mean. They spend $3 dollars for a plastic golf ball, and think they should be like a $75 professional set. But mine do match very well. Stop listing to illogical comments, they are personal comments, and all what one person thinks is not what everyone thinks.

There is a set now on eBay.