"I've been associated with hickory golf since its earliest days. Back then, the opportunities for historically authentic play were very limited. But from the hard early work and passion of Chris McIntyre, which has now been amplified by the expanded vision of Dave Brown, the modern player can enjoy a wide range of historical balls.
Both as a hickory enthusiast and a golf professional, I highly recommend these balls." ~ Randy Jensen
From Chris Mcintyre, who developed the original replica balls:
I wanted to let you know how much I enjoy playing hickory golf with the JH Taylor mesh style golf balls! It's soft enough and energetic enough, and of course looks era correct to truly enhance the hickory golf experience. Best ball I've used in years.
Also, thank you for being the provider of these wonderful golf balls for all of my Play Hickory events for my customers to enjoy! It's remarkable how few clubs are returned with shaft breaks using these golf balls.
from Rob Birman:
> "I've been playing the McIntyre Ouimet ball for the past year and find it to be the most consistent ball from tee to green for hickory golf. It is safe and appropriate for my 1920 woods and 1915 iron set, and I've found no noticeable loss in distance through my entire set from my former ball, Bridgestone's dual-dimple e6 (80 compression). I find the Ouimet model easy to keep clean with a damp towel and it putts like a dream. I especially value the sound of the ball off the face of my clubs and the responsive feel from the hickory shafts. Many avid vintage players now make this ball their only choice and I'm proud to see that some international events are now including the Ouimet model as one of only a few santioned balls for hickory match play competition. This is a high quality product with a comperable weight and apperance to modern counterparts. Bravo, McIntyre Golf!
> Robert Birman
> co-founder, NW Hickory Players
And from Rick Woeckener:
I have been using the Ouimet ball since it first came out and have found it a very good ball for play with hickory clubs, particularly with authentic clubs. Recently I tried the new JH Taylor mesh ball suring the Gearhart Hickory Classic held in July. The ball performed very well. I found it has excellent distance for all the clubs in my set, and being a softer ball, really has outstanding feel around the greens and for puttting. Being a competitive player, performance in the ball I use in competition is very important, and I can highly recommend the new JH Taylor ball to any hickory player looking for exceptiona feel and obviously the look which matches the clubs we use wonderfullyAny player who has never used these balls , do yourself a favor and give them an honest try and compare them to the modern ball you have been using. I think you will be pleasantly surprised at how the JH Taylor ball matches up.
2 time US Hickory Open champion
2 time Mid-Pines champion