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Lot # 31: Archie Compston, 100% Putter. Patent No. 723,435

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Item was in Auction "Summer Golf Auction 2019",
which ran from 7/3/2019 12:00 PM to
7/20/2019 8:00 PM

During the wood-shaft era, the shafts in many putters were made with a bend that curved back towards the golfer.  Such curved shafts was often referred to as having a "St. Andrews bend." 

It was Archie Compston who took to manufacturing an angled shaft in an effort to recreate the effect provided by a shaft with a St. Andrews bend. Compston's 100% putter, covered under a 1926 British Registered Design, has a built-in "bend" halfway up the shaft. This example is all original, and the stamps on the back of the head are strong.

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