Lot # 75: Andrew Forgan Transitional Driver

Starting Bid: $300.00

Bids: 1 (Bid History)

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Item was in Auction "Summer 2022",
which ran from 7/7/2022 12:00 PM to
7/23/2022 8:00 PM

Andrew Forgan, the brother of Robert Forgan, made this early 1880s transitional/semi-long nosed club. Born in 1846, Andrew apprenticed to his brother and was hired by Royal Perth in 1873 to work as both their clubmaker and greenskeeper. He did this for 10 years before moving to Glasgow and working as a clubmaker there. Because Andrew remained a small clubmaker, unlike his brother, his long nose and transitional clubs are scarcely seen.

The face has been fit with a leather insert held in by several wood dowels. This insert was installed when the club was in use, to repair damage to the face and help the club last longer. Crafting and installing such inserts were part of the clubmakers trade during the wood shaft era.

For more on Andrew Forgan, see TCA2 v2 p 582-583.

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