The Victor rubber-core mesh ball offers the chance for today’s
hickory golf enthusiast to play the game with an authentically
reproduced ball as used during the 1920’s era without having to
outlay a huge sum to enjoy the experience.
The sensation is great when striking these balls with a hickory
club and the soft feel is particularly beneficial in cold weather.
The eye catcher retro look is unique and the ‘antique white’ finish
represents a ball from the hickory era. For enquiries from USA & Canada please contact us BEFORE
These rubber-core balls are produced by Chris McIntyre who has
spent many years at his workshop in California developing and
testing balls in order to produce a ball that has the same
characteristics as the balls used during the 1920’s era. Chris has
an avid passion for the hickory game having played with hickory
shafted clubs for many years to a high standard and felt that in
order for the 21st century hickory player to fully understand how
the game was played in the 1920’s it was important to produce the
correct ball for the player to test his/hers golfing prowess.
Two of today’s most notable hickory players offer their
Ralph S. Livingston 111 is a renowned hickory player, club restorer and author of ‘Thomas
Stewart Jr. Golf Cleek and Iron Maker’ congratulates Chris by
saying ‘The work he has done to accomplish making them so authentic to the
old real thing I find admirable, both the gutty and rubber ball
Randy Jensen has won more contemporary wood shaft golf tournaments than any
other player including 8 time National Hickory Champion, 7 time GCS
World Hickory Champion, 7 time Heart of America Hickory Champion, 2
time Scottish Hickory Champion, Scratch Division and Canadian
Hickory Champion says ‘Chris McIntyre makes the most authentically accurate,
vintage-style golf balls on the planet. I first played a Chris
McIntyre mesh ball to win the GCS World Hickory Championship in
2006 and Chris has worked hard at producing these great balls ever
since. His current ‘Victor’ mesh ball is his best ever and compares
very favourably with the best modern balls. Chris’s gutty ball is
the standard for those of us who enjoy playing pre-1900 hickory
golf with its authentic ‘click’ sound and great gutty feel. There
is no better way to enjoy playing hickory golf than with one of the
authentic McIntyre Golf Company reproduction golf balls.’
The size of the ball is 1.68” diameter.
Two piece ball core and cover
Mesh Dimple pattern.
Soft Compression on the outside but with a highly energetic core.
Take a smooth swing and let the hickory shaft and ball work
History of the Rubber-Core Ball.
The rubber-core ball was invented and patented in 1898 by Mr
Haskell in America and would revolutionize the game. For more information about this ball please refer to the History of
the Golf Ball page on this site.