A very nice five club left hand composite play set fully restored ready for play to include a deep face Mashie, Mashie Niblick, 50 degree large headed Niblick, a rare 56 degree large headed Niblick, plus a duplex straight blade Putter. A great set for the player who is new to hickory golf. The high lofts will make it easy to get the ball airborne.
All the clubs have good similar swing weights ranging from D1 to D5 and have been fitted with new matching light tan hide grips whipped with black waxed linen thread.
The irons and putter heads have been cleaned, polished and the leading edges (bottom edges) have been re cut to remove old stone dint marks. The shafts are straight and have a good firm feel.
Particulars are as follows:
R.S. Fernie 37° rustless deep face Mashie, swing weight D5, length 37” (94cm). The face is stamped with a dot punch pattern. He was the professional & club maker at Swansea from 1908 to 1909 and then at Sale near Manchester from 1922 to 1932.
F.H. Ayres 44° Mashie Niblick, swing weight D1, length 36.5” (93cm). The face has a dot punch pattern. This club was originally supplied to W.B. Smith who was the professional & club maker at Hadley Wood G.C., London, from 1922 to 1932.
MacGregor, Dayton, Ohio, USA 50° large headed Niblick, swing weight D4, length 36.25” (92cm). The face is stamped with hyphen pattern with dot punched side decoration.
Ted Ray 56° large headed Niblick, swing weight D1, length 36.50” (93cm). The face is stamped with a line-score pattern. He was the Open Champion in 1912 and also won the U.S. Open in 1920.
Unknown Maker. Duplex Putter with a straight blade. Both faces are stamped with a line scored pattern. Length 33.75” (86cm).
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.