Lovingly called the bramble period, as the balls resembled the fruit found on brambles in the countryside, with a raised dimple pattern on the golf ball. In the beginning bramble balls were entirely made of gutty-percha and then covered with a bramble pattern cover. The bramble soon overtook the gutty as the preferred choice of the then pro golfers. This was the beggining of the dimpled golf balls as we know them today. Brambles are a scarce find and in very good condition they will fetch in excess of £100 at auction.