The head and shaft of this brassie are made
from a single, solid piece of wood. There is no neck joint. The
club is in its original finish. The face
insert, brass sole plate, and lead back weight are
original as is the sheepskin grip. The head was given a light coat of varnish somewhere along the way to help protect it. The face looks bright and clean, like it has never hit a ball.
The head and face on this club are beautifully crafted. The distinct bulger face with its wider-at-the-top angled insert and small heel-and-toe area is a match to the one-piece woods shown in the 1900-1901 Bridgeport Gun Implement Company catalogue. The brass soleplate also matches up to other BGI one-piece brassies. This example, however, is not stamped. It was likely sold wholesale and left for the retailer to stamp.
This club is second from the left in the middle row of the accompanying group picture. For more on BGI and one-piece drivers, see TCA2 V1 p169-172.