This lot consists of two irons: a "D.J.Ross, Special" line-scored mashie made by Tom Stewart of St. Andrews and a "D.J.Ross, Pinehurst, NC" dot-punched, diamond-backed cleek. Both clubs are are stampoed with an "L" to indicate that they were made for a lady golfer. The 35 1/2" shaft in the mashie and 37 1/2" shaft in the cleek are original, as are their leather wrapped grips. Stamps are clear.
Donald Ross was born in Dornoch, Scotland. He worked as an apprentice clubmaker to Tom Morris before coming to America in 1899. Ross was also an exceptionally proficient golfer, as was his brother Alec who won the 1907 US Open. Not long after arriving in America, Ross became the golf professional at Pinehurst where he designed four courses. Ross went on to an illustrious career as a golf course designer, for which he remains well known and hghly regarded throughout the golf world today.
Two very nice irons!