Robert Adams Paterson

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Robert Adams Paterson (c. 1829 – 1904) was the inventor of the gutta-percha golf ball (or guttie) in 1848.[1][2]

Paterson was born in Scotland and died in Bloomfield, New York. He was a president of the New York State Ladies' College of Binghamton.[1]


  1. ^ a b "Golf Ball Inventor Dead". The New York Times. April 26, 1904.
  2. ^ Flemma, Jay. "Old Tom: Still Watching Over the Old Course". July 16, 2005. Retrieved June 1, 2012.