Hackbarth began advertising his forked hosel putters in 1910, taking
order by mail. Hackbarth wanted a center-shafted
putter, but to help prevent the putter from twisting when putts were
struck off center, he devised a forked hosel that would attach at both
the heel and toe.
Chick Evens, the winner of the US Open and US Amateur in
1916, made it famous. Evans used this club during a good portion of
his career, and with great success before this club was declared non-conforming by the USGA.
The head shows some use, and the two
arms are solid, not cracked like they sometimes are. The sole itself is marked "Otto
Hackbarth / Pat 687539." Lead is inlaid down the center of the sole.
33 3/8" original shaft. Wrapped leather grip. Condition as shown. This putter is the top left club in the group image
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