A superb large headed driver by this famous club maker has been restored ready for play. The shaft is flexible (not too flexible) so this driver would be ideal for either a lady player or a gents senior who has a nice slow swing. The 14 degree face loft and 42.50” (108cm) length are normally associated with a brassie so one should have more control when swinging and striking the ball. The face is also slightly ‘toed in’ so this will help to prevent a sliced shot. The swing weight is C6.
The makers stamp is now only partially visible on the crown of the head.
The head has been stained dark brown to replicate the original colour. The rams horn sole insert is held in place by 3 wooden dowel plugs. The lead back weight is firmly in position. The face lines have been re cut and the socket joint has been re whipped with black waxed linen thread which has then been lightly coated with shellac for added protection.
The head measurements are:
4” (10 cm) from toe to heel through the centre of the face.
2.75” (7cm) wide across the crown.
1.50” deep face including the sole insert.
The straight shaft has been fitted with a new light beige hide grip whipped with black waxed linen thread.
Born in Earlsferry in 1875, Andrew Herd Scott started playing golf from a young age learning from the good players whom he caddied for around the Elie area. He was also fortunate to be the nephew of George Forrester, the renowned club maker with whom he served his apprenticeship before spending time with Charles Hunter at Prestwick who had succeeded Tom Morris as the professional.
Upon returning to the Elie Club, Andrew started a small club making business and it was not long before he was inventing new models. In 1894 be brought out a Driver with a four splice neck deemed to be unbreakable. Other notable models were his Invincible irons in 1896 and his Straightline Putter which he registered in 1899.
His club making skills gained him such a reputation that he was asked to make a set for the Prince of Wales in 1902 which allowed him to stamp the Plume of Feathers on his clubs and then in 1908 when King George V ascended the throne be was granted the Royal Warrant and replaced the feathers with a Crown. A great honour indeed for someone who started life as a caddy in Elie. He began using his ‘Lion over Crown’ cleekmark in 1908 and sometimes without the crown.
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.
All deliveries are insured at no extra cost to the buyer giving you peace of mind that in the event that should an item(s) be lost or damaged during the delivery process you will be refunded in full. When the parcel arrives please check the condition of the parcel before signing for the delivery. This is most important because the courier will not accept liability for damage if the parcel is signed for in good condition and then a complaint is lodged at a later date. If this happens then I will not be able to claim from the courier which means that I will be unable to refund yourself.