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The VICTOR mesh patterned replica ball for hickory golf. Approved for play at all classic hickory golf events.
Special Low Prices
whilst stocks last.
£14.55 per 3 ball sleeve
£28.50 for 6 loose
£54.60 for 12 loose
For further details please refer to item X001 on the New Mesh & Dimple Balls for Hickory Play page.
The RTJ small dimple pattern replica ball for hickory golf.
Approved for play at all classic hickory golf events.
£14.95 per 3 ball sleeve
£28.50 for 6 loose
£54.00 for 12 loose
For further details please refer to item X007 on the New Mesh & Dimple Balls for Hickory Play page.
The Ouimet mesh pattern replica ball approved for play at all classic hickory golf events.
£16.00 per 3 ball sleeve
£31.50 for 6 loose
£61.80 for 12 loose
For further details please refer to item X004 on the New Mesh & Dimple Balls for Hickory Play page.
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An interesting unusual and rare iron made by Kroydon Co, New Jersey, USA having a metal ornamental ferrule fitted to the top of the shaft to help protect the grip from becoming worn at this point. The owner of the company, Mr Arthur A. Kraeuter was granted a patent for this invention on 13th January 1925 and as the images show the ferrule was stamped accordingly. The swing weight is a light B8 so this iron will suit a gentleman player who has a slow swing and prefers light clubs or would be suitable for a lady player.
Kroydon Co were founded c.1918 and started producing their first clubs in 1919 and they continued production until the 1930’s. Their iron heads were heat treated to harden the metal and they advertised that this helped to reduce the heads from becoming scratched/gouged and the treatment also helped create extra ball distance. They specialized in producing uniform matched sets so this 4 iron will have been part of an M08 series set of irons supplied to W. Rapp (William C. Rapp) who was the professional at Colonie, West Albany, New York during 1917-28.
This iron is in very good original condition having a straight shaft, original grip and measuring 36.75” (93cm) in length. The swing weight is light, registering at B8, so this iron will probably be of interest to a collector rather than be used for play but this light swing weight may suit a lady hickory player.
The face is stamped with an attractive dash pattern with side decoration and the top of the hosel also has a nice decorative pattern. The sole is stamped 35 degree Na 4 iron.
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Orders comprising of more than one club will significantly reduce the postal charge for the added club(s) or other items, i.e. the cost to send up to 8 clubs is virtually the same as for one club so should a friend also wish to make a purchase then combine the orders and save money. Please contact me for a postal quote BEFORE placing your order on the website.
Buying Hickory Clubs for Play
This club(s) has been carefully inspected and sympathetically restored to a condition suitable for playing hickory golf. However it is important to remember that the average age of a hickory club is between 80 to 100 years and even older in some cases so you are purchasing an item of golf history, i.e. a golfing antique.
The majority of hickory clubs will be fine for play when handled with care but there are a few that even after being restored can have problems. For example iron heads become loose, shafts can split and socket joints do sometimes break down under the stress of the golf swing, the impact of hitting a golf ball or another hard object such as a stone or practice mat. These are the risks that you must be prepared to accept when playing with hickory clubs and therefore we cannot be held responsible should such damage occur.
GOLF BALLS – Important Advice.
It is always advisable to use a ‘soft feel’ ball when playing hickory golf to help prevent damaging the clubs. Most modern balls have a hard outer coating that can damage the face of a wood and put unnecessary strain on the socket joint. Hard balls can also cause an iron head/hosel to become loose from the wooden shaft. Driving range balls also invariably have a hard outer coating, plus hitting off rubber practice mats can sometimes loosen iron heads. Always practice on a grass surface.
Please refer to New Mesh & Dimple Balls for Hickory Play (see main menu) to view our replica 1920’s style soft feel balls.
Keeping Your Club(s) In Good Condition:
After a round of golf, should your clubs have become wet during play please ensure that you thoroughly clean and dry the heads when arriving home. Applying a thin coat of ‘gun oil’ to the iron heads helps protect against rust forming.
It is advisable to store your hickory clubs in a cool dry place. Too much moisture or heat can affect the hickory shafts, for example the shaft can shrink within the hosel causing the head to become loose. The cooler the environment - the better.
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