Made by Tom Dunn, this is a good, honest, long nose putter roughly 140 years old. The
finish is original and shows moderate use. The horn, lead, whipping are
all original. The 35" shaft is also original to this club. The built up grip is a replacement but matches the period well. The T. Dunn name stamp is deep and clear. The head is attractive in shape and the face is clean.There is a lot to like about this club, especially when one considers the maker.
Born in 1849, Tom Dunn was the
son of Willie Dunn Sr. and brother of Willie Dunn Jr—two of golf's great historic figures. Tom learned
clubmaking from his father and started his own business at North Berwick
in 1870. From there his career as a clubmaker and professional was off
and running. He worked at the London Scottish Golf Club of Wimbledon in
the autumn of 1870, returned to North Berwick as the custodian of the
links in 1881. He held that position until he returned to London in
1889, to work as the professional for the Tooting Bec golf club.
For more on Tom Dunn, see TCA2 v1 p99.