Story: Possums

Possum-leather golf gloves (2nd of 3)

Possum-leather golf gloves

Greg Howard holds a possum pelt that is ready to be tanned and fashioned into a golf glove similar to the ones he is wearing. Possum leather is waterproof, thin and supple, so it provides golfers with an excellent grip.

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Gerard Hutching, 'Possums - Spread of possums', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/16891/possum-leather-golf-gloves (accessed 28 October 2021)

Story by Gerard Hutching, published 24 Nov 2008, updated 1 Jul 2015