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.