A very nice large headed brassie fully restored is now ready for play. The length is 43” (109cm) so this club is ideal for the tall player. The swing weight is D3.
William C. Ireland started his professional career at Welshpool G.C. in 1914 to 1917. He then joined Aberystwyth in 1919 to 1920 before moving to St. Deiniol, Bangor in 1922 to 1923 and finally joining Birstall, Leicester in 1924 to 1927. His name is stamped to the crown of the head albeit quite faint.
The sole is fitted with a half brass plate across the centre held in position by six metal screws. There is no lead back weight so the head will be weighted internally. The face lines have been re cut and the socket joint has been re whipped with black waxed linen thread which has been lightly coated with shellac for added protection.
The head measures:
4.25” (108cm) from toe to heel through the centre of the face.
2.50” (6cm) wide across the centre.
1.25” (3cm) including the brass sole plate.
The straight shaft is firm but one can detect a slight flex so similar to a modern day ‘regular’ shaft. A new light tan hide grip has been fitted whipped with black waxed linen thread. The shaft is connected to the head by a through-bore joint which helps to add stability to the club.
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.
All deliveries are insured at no extra cost to the buyer giving you peace of mind that in the event that should an item(s) be lost or damaged during the delivery process you will be refunded in full. When the parcel 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. If this happens then I will not be able to claim from the courier which means that I will be unable to refund yourself.