A superb 14 degree brassie restored to a high standard ready for play. The swing weight registers D2.5 and the length is 42.50” (108cm).
Joe Anderson was a well respected club maker and player during the early 1900’s. See below for further information. His name is stamped to the unusual brass sole plate, plus the model name ‘Quiksite’ and the registration number. The club was originally supplied to J.A. Grant who was the professional at Forres G.C. (Scottish Highlands) from 1924 to 1932. His name is stamped within the slim strike band.
The half brass sole plate is held in position by 5 allen screws and both the rams horn sole insert and lead back weight are securely in position. The face lines have been re cut. The socket joint has been re whipped with black waxed linen thread coated with shellac for added protection. Two further bands of original whipping have also been replaced. These bands are purely for decoration.
The head measurements are:
4” (10cm) from toe to heel through the centre of the face.
2.75” (7cm) wide across the centre.
Between 1.25” (3cm) to 1.50” (4cm) deep face.
The straight shaft has a firm flex and has been fitted with a new tan hide grip whipped with black waxed linen thread coated with shellac for added protection.
Born in January 1878 Joe was to become a much loved sporting personality in Perthshire excelling at golf at national level, representing Scotland at cricket, an expert angler and a fine bowler. However it is at golf which he is best remembered as he was not only a fine player but also produced high quality clubs from his workshop based in Perth. He was appointed as club maker at both the local Clubs, King James VI on Moncrieff Island and Craigie Hill Golf Club where he was also the professional. His father (William) was also a prominent golfer and his daughter Jessie became the Perth lady golf champion at the age of 16 and went on to be a great player on the world tour winning many major tournaments including 5 British Open Championships. Her married name was Jessie Valentine.
Joe produced many golf clubs and patented several models and sold them under the ‘OK’ brand name. Joe died in 1961 aged 83.
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.