PS - I used a balata ball for part of one round, again back in the early-mid 90's. Skulled a wedge out of a green-side bunker and the ball was smiling at me about 40 yards on the other side of the green LOL... That was definitely not my ball of choice - sidespin and spin in general was extremely exaggerated, off every club.
For the longest while, Titleist's DT Wound 2-pc was the most popular model. We're talking late-80's to early-90's. I played that ball quite a bit, back when they were roughly $18/dozen. Hard to believe Titleist's premium balls are nearly 3x that amount today at standard retail price.
I had a powder-blue Kathy Whitworth vinyl golf bag... played cavity-back Square-Two irons (Ping-Eye 2 clones basically) had a Spalding Molitor laminated 5-wood, and some sort of component driver, about 200cc in size, steel shaft, with a grip that was so worn that I needed to use stickum (pine resin) to keep the grip tacky in the summer months LMAO...
Man, what I wouldn't give to go back and relive a couple of those days. Best days of my life, and you don't appreciate them until 25 years later! I sucked at golf, but hit it a lot further back in those days with smaller, lesser forgiving clubs!
Miss my old golf buddy from back then too. :-(