A very nice stripe top brassie beautifully restored for a young junior player (7 to 8 year) to his/her skills, or this club will make a really nice display item without taking up too much room. The length is 32” (81cm).
The light brown stained persimmon head is clearly stamped with the makers signature within the stripe band across the centre of the head.
The sole is fitted with a half brass plate held in position by five metal screws. Both the rams horn sole insert and the lead back weight are securely in place. The face lines of the deep face have been re cut and the socket joint has been re whipped with black waxed linen thread which has then been coated with shellac for further protection.
The straight shaft retains the original black leather grip.
He was born in 1873 in Pefferside, North Berwick and became one of Scotland’s leading professionals during the 1890’s and early 1900’s eventually winning the Open Championship at Sandwich in 1904. His uncle was Ben Sayers, another famous Scottish player and club maker.
By the late 1890’s he had already gained a reputation for his club making which he continued at the Sunningdale Golf Club, London where he was the professional from 1901-1926. During this period he made many fine clubs (especially woods) with his most famous customer being Robert T.Jones Jnr who ordered a driver. He moved back to Scotland in the late 1920’s to set up a new factory in Gullane situated on the outskirts of Edinburgh where he died in 1949.
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.
Please refer to the Postal Prices, Payments & Returns page.
Orders consisting 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.