A very nice Jigger restored for play including the fitting of a replacement shaft. The swing weight is D3 and the length is 38.50” (98cm).
Tom Auchterlonie was a highly respected club maker and was renowned for producing high quality clubs, his name is clearly stamped to the head. Other markings show Rustless Jigger, Special and Warranted Hand Forged.
The head has been cleaned, polished, and the leading edge re cut to remove old stone dint marks. Please note that there is a dint mark on the sole. The face is stamped with a line-scored pattern. The width of the sole is ½”.
The replacement shaft is straight and has been fitted with a new light tan hide grip.
Born in 1879, Tom joined his brothers at D & W.Auchterlonie when he was 20 yrs old and managed the business until 1919 when he decided to start his own company manufacturing high quality clubs for which he became renowned.
He lived to 83 yrs old and was highly respected in St. Andrews as a master craftsman of golf clubs. His son Eric continued the business until he retired in 1986. The business, now a retail shop, is still run under the Auchterlonie name from the same premises that Tom bought in 1935 situated very close to the famous 18th green on the Old Course.
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.