Lot # 120: MacGregor Chieftain Spoon

Starting Bid: $100.00

Bids: 8 (Bid History)

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Item was in Auction "Summer 2021",
which ran from 7/7/2021 12:00 PM to
7/24/2021 8:00 PM



Made by MacGregor between 1927 and 1929, this Chieftain wood has ivory inserts in the face, an ivory insert in the crown, a dramatically large ivory backweight, and a steel soleplate. The green dots on this clubs are threaded Scruloc inserts made from galalith, a casein product made from goats milk. Really.

In 1927, 1928, and 1929, Chieftains were the most expensive MacGregor clubs a golfer could buy.  In 1927 and 1928 they were available with either wood or metal shafts.  In 1929, only metal-shafted Chieftains were offered.  This spoon has a black-coated steel shaft.

The shafts and grips are original to the heads, as are all the ivory and other inlays. All the identifying marks on the top of the heads and the sole are still there. The club has been restored to highlight its extreme beauty—And this is a beautiful club!

Condition is as shown in photographs.  To learn more about the history of MacGregor's Chieftains, see TCA2 v2 p420-411.

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