Lot # 218: c. 1885 Peter Paxton Wooden Niblick/Transitional Brassie

Starting Bid: $250.00

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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

Peter Paxton was became the professional/greenskeeper at the Worchestershire Golf Club in 1880.  He remained in the clubmaking business well into the 20th century. He developed a reputation as a good clubmaker and also as a fine player.

This particular club made by Paxton and stamped "P Paxton" on the crown has an elongated head and brass soleplate.  It could be called either a transitional brassie or a wooden niblick. Both were being made during the late 1880s and both look so similar. The 43 1/2" shaft, whipping, and grip are original.  There is a thin hairline crack on the back side of the head that extends onto the crown. Because the club has a dark original finish, the crack is hardly noticeable unless looking specifically for it. Paxton clubs remaining from the 1880s are few and far between.

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