This golf ball was made by a prisoner of war in Edinburgh during the Second World War. We dont know where this prisoner was from originally or his occupation. Was he a basketmaker? Because of a shortage of rubber there was a shortage of golfballs in Britain and this may have been the reason he decided to make one. This ball is similar to present day plastic practice balls which are designed with holes in them so that the ball wont go very far.
With thanks to the British Golf Museum, St. Andrews.