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Acushnet Club Special - how old?

Charlie A

Hello

Today on the course my friend found an Acushnet Club Special ball #4 in good shape.

Any idea how old it might be?

14 Replies

  1. Greg E

    I remember playing the Club Special back in the early- to mid-70's.  Used to cost $.65 when the "real" Titleist cost $1.25!

  2. Brandon C

    If I had to guess, I would have to say late 60's to early 70's

  3. Tom B

    Boy that looks awful good for a ball that I'm pretty sure hasn't been around since the 60's MAYBE very early 70's.  I (vaguely) remember the from my days as a "yute" when I just was learning the game as and 11 or 12 year old.  Maybe the Smithsonian would check it to see if it has "fossil" status.

  4. larry h

    I remember playijng them in 1960-62

  5. Mickey G

    I remember my father played these. We played every weekend together starting when I was about 6 yrs old,  which would be 1971.  I recall these at least up through the mid to late 70's.

    Great find!

  6. Fred C

    The last time I saw the Club Special was in the early 80's. The one pictured is in very good shape and must have kept in the box until recently.

  7. Patrick M

    I was looking through my golf balls and I found a club special 2. It looks so old I looked it up and found your posting. Mine looks much older than yours. I'm thinking early 60s also. I'll try to attach a picture. 

  8. Josh G

    I have never seen a Club Special.  That's awesome!

  9. Dale P

    Very Nice Artifact!

  10. Matthew P

    great find!!!!

  11. Gary C

    I played them when I was on the high school golf team in 1976,77,78

  12. NCBob

    Nice find.  Played them in the 60's and early 70's.  It was a great ball.  Today's clubs probably couldn't keep it airborne.

  13. John H

    I used these balls in the early to mid 60's. I found one today that seems to have a cut proof cover, unlike the ones I used to use.
  14. Michael S

    My estimate is the earliest Club Special's arrived on the scene in the late 50's to at the least early 60's. Note the way the oldest ones have a number above and below the logo signifying the possibility of a pre 60's ball. Hopefully included is a pic of one of my Club Special's along with another collectable... a "British ball" that slips through my orange ball retriever too! Been an avid ball collector my entire life and have a one of a kind collection like I'm sure you do too.
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