Lot # 174: Legh Patent, Hee & Toe Weighted Leader Putter

Starting Bid: $75.00

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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

The back of this blade is thicker behind the toe and heel, which makes this club one of the first heel-and-toe weighted putters ever produced. When this club was patented under a 1912 British patent (#10502), it quickly became nothing more than an extremely rare oddity.

Early 20th century clubmakers did not understand the principle of MOI that heel/toe weighting provided, a principle that, many decades later, would become a core element of clubmaking.  Indeed, Gilbert Legh's The Leader putter was almost a half-century ahead of Karsten Solheim and his revolutionary PING Model 1A on the list of heel-and toe-weighted putters.

The hickory shaft and leather wrap grip in this historic club are original. The back of the blade still retains its original stamps.

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