Since the game of golf caught the interest of (amateur) historians the world over, significant information has been found about the so called ‘feathery’ ball, probably introduced into the game around the beginning of the 17th century.
Although the related games on the European mainland are mentioned – sometimes as a kind of curiosity, sometimes as serious contenders for the origin of the golf – no serious research has been undertaken to get to know more about the balls used in the games of colf, crosse and mail.
We have made an attempt to find out more about the different balls used particularly in the game of crosse as played since time and age in the Franco-Belgian border zone.
Please click here to find the outcome of our research on the peculiar choulette crosse ball.