A nice late hickory putter ready for play. The rectangular head is made from alloy with circular lead weights placed at both the toe and heel ends. The main features include a square hosel and the front section of the grip is flat to allow the players thumbs to rest comfortably. The head and shaft are in original condition with the grip having probably been replaced at some stage. The length is 35” (89cm).
The sole is clearly stamped ‘The Weetman’, Reg Design, Hand Made, Made in England. This limited edition model was specially made to commemorate Harry Weetman shooting a 58 around Selsdon Park Golf Club. The face is stamped 58.
The large rectangular head has an aiming groove. The blade measures 3.5” (9cm) from toe to heel through the centre of the face. The width across the top of the head is 1” (2.50cm) and the depth of the face is also nearly 1” (2.50cm). The sole is slightly curved. The shaft is straight.
He was born on 25th October 1920 at Oswestry, Shropshire, close to the Welsh border. He was in the Ryder Cup team in 1951, 53, 55, 57, 59, 61, 63 and captained the team in 1965.
He won the Harry Vardon trophy in 1952 and 1956 and finished within the top 10 six times at the Open Championship.
He died in 1972 aged just 51 following a car accident at Redhill, Surrey.
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 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.