Lot # 169: Waverly Horton Wonder Club

Starting Bid: $200.00

Bids: 1 (Bid History)

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Item was in Auction "Spring 2021",
which ran from 3/3/2021 12:00 PM to
3/20/2021 8:00 PM



Produced in the early 1920s, Waverly Horton's wonder club combined a wood block in an aluminum frame with a brass backweight.  Horton received a US patent for his club in 1920.  He believed that his design of backing the wood face with an aluminum frame that extends across the entire sole and middle section of the head, including the neck, would provide the golfer with good shots no matter where on the face the ball was struck. 

The Waverly Horton club offered here has all of its original components, including its 42 1/2" shaft and grip. The wood block's finish has been reworked, but looks attractive and in period style. The whipping on the base of the shaft appears to be added, but fits beautifully well. In testing and torquing the head/shaft, the auctioneer found nothing out of the ordinary. The shaft felt solid. 

For more on Horton's Wonder Club, see TCA2 v1 p 356

 

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