Lot # 41: Tom Morris Transitional Bulger 44" Driver

Starting Bid: $100.00

Bids: 10 (Bid History)

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Item was in Auction "Fall 2021",
which ran from 11/4/2021 11:00 AM to
11/21/2021 1:35 AM



Dating to the early 1890s, this transitional Tom Morris driver has two leather repairs to its face. The repairs were well done and kept the club in the game for somebody who, no doubt, liked the club a lot. A small lead button on the sole was likely added shortly after the club was made, to provide the head with a little more weight to the satisfaction of the owner.  The "T Morris" stamp is still there, but faint to non-existent in places.

The face on this head is convex from heel to toe, hence the club is termed a “bulger.”  Bulgers were developed and introduced by Henry Lamb beginning in 1888. His design quickly took over the golf world and rendered long nose clubs obsolete.  (TCA2 V1 p108).  As bulgers go, this one is early.

 

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