This circa 1940 Wilson Hol-Hi mallet putter features a 34 1/2" brown pyratone-coated steel shaft and an aluminum head. The futuristic convex face has dramatic cross-cut scoring. This club is from the Fred X Fry collection and bears Fry's inventory labels on the
shaft. According to Fry's inventory page, he took this club from his own stock of clubs for sale in his golf shop in 1939, when the club was new. A copy of Fry's inventory page will accompany this putter.
Fry, the dean of American golf club
collectors, was busy building his
collection forty years before the Golf Collectors Society (now The Golf
Heritage Society) was formed in 1970. Collecting with
great passion, Fry amassed around 450 clubs, mostly putters. He
cataloged, displayed, and cherished his treasures. A number of national
magazines ran articles about his collection of putters between 1936 and
1963. For more on Fry, and to view some of the articles, Click Here.