The "Vardon" Flyer was introduced in 1899 by Spalding, made of the “finest gutta” and played by Harry Vardon in several major championship wins, including the 1900 US Open. It was claimed to have improved length over the line cut gutta models. Although the gutta ball was soon to be replaced by the rubber wound ball, the bramble cover pattern would continue for ten more years. The Vardon is made from pure synthetic gutta percha. This ball is NOT typically a play ball unless you have leather inserts on your woods.
The Vardon limited flight ball is a gutta replacement ball approved in some gutty era events. Please check with the tournament director or applicaton.