A superb striped top large headed driver restored ready for play. The swing weight is just over D3 and the length is 42.50” (108cm).
His name (signature) is clearly stamped within the strike band across the centre of the light brown stained head. The initials FH are stamped just above the strike band, presumably these belonged to the original owner of this wood.
The rams horn sole insert is held in place by two large metal screws. The lead back weight is securely in position and the face lines have been re cut. The socket joint has been re whipped using black waxed linen thread which has been lightly coated for further protection.
The head measurements are:
4” (10cm) from toe to heel through the centre of the face.
2.75” (7cm) wide across the centre.
1.50” (4cm) deep face including the sole insert.
The straight shaft has been fitted with a new light tan hide grip whipped with black waxed linen thread. The shaft is connected to the head by a thru-bore joint which helps to add stability and strength to the club.
Bob Munro (Robert Munro) was born in Arbroath in 1871. He began to learn his club making skills as an apprentice to Robert Simpson in Carnoustie before becoming an assistant to David Lowe at Blundellsands. His professional career started in 1897 at the Mid Surrey Golf Club in Richmond. He went on to be the professional at numerous clubs around the London area and south coast including Chiselhurst, Ashford, Royal Wimbleldon, Frinton-on-Sea and lastly at Mersea Island from 1930-32. He was also the professional at Colne Valley G.C. from 1911-14. In 1921 he spent time at George Alexander & Co in London and he was also the golf instructor at the famous London retail store Selfridges in their golf department. He was known for his fine club making workmanship, especially his ‘centre balanced woods’.
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.
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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.
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