The General Opinion

Item Info

Item No: pixc00232
Title: The General Opinion
Additional Title: The General Opinion
Media Type: Cartoons (Commentary)
Source: Print and Picture Collection

"The 1920 Rules were the first to specify ball characteristics of 1.62oz and 1.62".  The USGA favoured a slightly bigger ball; there was an experimental 1.7" ball without weight restriction introduced in 1922. However, in 1930 USGA adopted a 1.68", 1.55oz ball for the year 1931 but the universal condemnation of this balloon made them quickly re-think, and from January 1932 settled on the 1.68", 1.62oz specifications."

  • Hutchinson, John. "Clubs and Balls." Historical Rules of Golf. Web. 9 Oct. 2015.


Created for Evening Public Ledger, date unknown.

Creator Name: Sykes, Charles Henry, 1882-1942 - Artist