170-year-old golf ball expected to fetch 25,000 pounds

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London, June 24 : A 170-year-old golf ball stuffed with goose feathers is expected to fetch 25,000 pounds at an auction in Shropshire.

The feathery "midget" dates from 1835, and is believed to be the only one of its type in existence, reports Times Online.

The distinctive feature of this golf ball is that it is smaller in size than modern golf ball.

The ball was owned by Harry B. Wood, a friend of "Old" Tom Morris, the golfing pioneer from St Andrews in Scotland and Open championship winner.

It predates the introduction of gutta-percha balls by 15 years.

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