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Golf Ball Manufacture (1966) / British Pathé


Golf balls are made and tested to precision. Various shots of the balls being hit with a mechanical club. Various shots of the balls being manufactured in the factory, they start as a blob of plastic which is the core, then elastic rubber is wound round them on a machine. Transpolyisoprene forms the outer casing which is dimpled 332 times. They are carefully examined and weighed. Various shots of a golf ball gun which fires at 120 miles per hour, they are also tested by being fired out of an automatic driver — via Youtube

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