Lot # 99: 1895 A.H. Scott Unbreakable Fork Splice Driver

Starting Bid: $150.00

Bids: 2 (Bid History)

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Item was in Auction "Spring 2022",
which ran from 3/3/2022 12:00 PM to
3/19/2022 8:00 PM

Andrew Herd Scott was both a fine golfer and clubmaker! His Unbreakable Neck brassie like the one offered here was patented in 1895, with Scott describing the unique joint as such: "The shaft, which tapers towards one end, is formed square of rectangular in cross section at that part and enters a correspondingly shaped recess in the neck and head of the club, the said shaft passing right through same to the sole...By this means a joint is made that is practically unbreakable, while it also gives more spring to the head and consequently greater power to the stroke, thereby enabling a ball to be driven further than with an ordinary club..."

The original 42 3/8" shaft is stamped "A.H. Scott Patent No. 21444" and still has original sheepskin grip. As a brief aside, this driver head, while not particularly unusual for its day, is so small by today’s standards that it will now surprise most golfer’s in it size alone.  

Club is in excellent condition as shown in photos.

TCA2 v1 p159 for more on Scotts distinct club.

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