Lot # 246: George Forrester 1895 Master Mashie

Starting Bid: $50.00

Bids: 21 (Bid History)

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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

George Forrest of Elie, Scotland, produced this iron with a solid knob on the toe. According to a review published in the 1895 issue of Golf, the solid knob "counter-balances the weight of the socket, and enables the player to get away a straight ball."  Call this the first hosel-and-toe weighted iron!

This particular example is not marked on the head but the shaft is stamped "G Forrester, Elie & Earlsferry."  The head has its original dark patina. Because this club is so rare, it s easier to accept the lightly pitted condition of this club.

TCA2 V2 p569

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