Modeled after the early bulger woods of the 1890s, the face on this putter is convex from heel to toe. While drivers with a face radiused heel to toe actually help golfers, as they counteract hook or fade ball flights when impact occurs on the heel or toe, putters with a similar convex radius simply make it far harder for the golfer to hit their line. This explains why bulger-face putters are extremely rare.
The convex face putter offered here, stamped "AG Spalding & Bros" on the crown, shows very little use and is in great condition overall. The 34" shaft is original as is the leather wrap grip.
This club is from the Fred X. Fry collection and bears Fry's inventory labels on its shaft. Fry, the dean of American
collectors, was busy building his
collection forty years before the Golf Collectors Society (now The Golf
Heritage Society) was formed in 1970. Collecting with
great passion, Fry amassed approximately 450 clubs, mostly putters. He
cataloged, displayed, and cherished his treasures. A number of national
magazines ran articles about his collection of putters between 1936 and
1963. For more on Fry and to view some of the articles, Click Here.