A nice five iron + putter composite set fully restored for play to include a Mid Iron, Mashie, Mashie Niblick, 49 degree Niblick, 53 degree Niblick and a Putter. Four clubs are stamped with the same name.
The irons have good similar swing weights ranging from C9 to D3. All the clubs have been fitted with new tan hide grips whipped with black waxed linen thread.
The heads have been cleaned, polished and the bottom edges re cut to remove old stone dint marks.
Particulars are as follows:
J. Partridge 26° rustless Mid Iron, swing weight D3, length 38.75” (98cm). He was the professional at the Birmingham Municipal course in 1930 and then at Rose Hill, Birmingham in 1932. The face is stamped with a line-scored pattern. The head shows an cleekmark of an arrow through a circle which is normally attributed to Spalding.
J. Partridge 35° rustless Mashie, swing weight D1, length 37” (94cm). The face is stamped with a small dot punched pattern. The head is stamped with the same cleekmark.
D. Low 42 degree Mashie Niblick, swing weight D1, length 36.25” (92cm). He was a professional in Dundee around 1925. The face is stamped with a line scored pattern and the sole is stamped No.7.
J. Partridge 49 degree rustless large headed Niblick, swing weight C9, length 36” (91cm). The face is stamped with a line-scored pattern.
A.Tooley & Sons 53° rustless large headed Niblick, swing weight D1, length 36” (91cm). The face is stamped with a dot punched pattern. They were club makers based in London from 1920 to 1928.
J. Partridge Wry Neck Putter. Length 34.25” (87cm). The head also shows the Spalding cleekmark.
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 6 or even 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. Should you wish to take advantage of this saving then please contact me for a postal quote before placing your order on the website.
When the courier 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.
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.