Lot # 220: Hackbarth Forked Hosel Putter

Starting Bid: $150.00

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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

Hackbarth putters were made  with either a lead or copper insert inlaid in the sole.  This example has the copper insert.  Otto Hackbarth, a club professional from St. Louis who covered his club under a 1901 patent issued to Isaac Palmer, began to advertise his putter in 1910.  Otto Hackbarth stated that the split hosel kept the club head from turning when striking the ball and thus provided more accurate putting. The best endorsement for this club came when 1916 US Open and Amateur champ Chick Evans used it with great success. These clubs originally sold through the mail for three dollars, a far cry from the prices they have fetched in recent years. Hackbarth putters are highly visual and distinctive.  They make a great addition to any club collection.

This example has brass inlaid on the sole, and the shaft and grip are original. Both lengths of the fork are solid—with no cracks as is sometimes found on other examples.  Condition as shown in the images.

For more on this club, see TCA2: V1 p 214-215

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