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Lot # 83: TCA2 The Unionist Wooden Niblick 1895

Starting Bid: $750.00

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Item was in Auction "Summer Golf Auction 2019",
which ran from 7/3/2019 12:00 PM to
7/20/2019 8:00 PM

Made by Anderson of Princess St, Edinburgh, and based on the suggestions of the Earl of Wemyss, the Unionist is THE wooden niblick of wooden niblicks!  The head is small and compact, and a large cambered piece of solid brass makes up the bottom half of the head.  The club with its meaty, muscular brass sole was designed to dig out a ball in thick, heavy grass.  It was reportedly also a great club for approach shots as the rounded sole eliminated digging into the ground for all intents and purposes.

The shaft and grip are original.  The bottom half of the sheepskin grip is gone, but nearly all of the underlisting remains and provides a good example of what a grip underlisting consisted of in 1895.  The head is in outstanding condition and shows minimal use. An exceptionally rare club.

This is the very club pictured and described in TCA2: V1, p 312.  A signed copy of the page from the book is included with this club.

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