Patent Number: 6,332,850

Title: Golf ball cores with improved durability

Abstract: The present invention is directed toward more durable golf ball cores and more durable golf balls. The golf balls of this invention comprise a cover and a core wherein the core may further comprise a center and one or more layers of a mantle disposed between the center and the cover. The core, the mantle or the layers of the mantle, comprise a mixture of one or more thermoset rubber materials and at least one compatible, modified, non-ionic polyolefin. The non-ionic polyolefin that is modified may be a homopolymer, copolymer, terpolymer, block copolymer or a mixture thereof that is present at about 0.5 to about 10 parts per hundred of the thermoset rubber material used in the core or core layer.

Inventors: Dalton; Jeffrey L. (Dartmouth, MA)

Assignee: Acushnet Company

International Classification: A63B 37/06 (20060101); A63B 37/00 (20060101); A63B 37/02 (20060101); C08L 21/00 (20060101); C08L 23/00 (20060101); C08L 23/08 (20060101); C08L 55/02 (20060101); C08L 25/00 (20060101); C08L 25/08 (20060101); C08L 7/00 (20060101); C08L 55/00 (20060101); C08L 9/06 (20060101); C08L 9/00 (20060101); C08L 9/02 (20060101); A63B 037/04 (); A63B 037/06 ()

Expiration Date: 12/25/2018