Mills c. 1910 Hilton X Model Putter made by the Standard Golf
Company. According to the Standard Golf Company's 1909 catalog, the
Mills X model is "an exact copy of the putter used by Mr. H.H. Hilton at
the [British Amateur] Championship, 1901," which he won. Between 1892
and 1913, Hilton won four British Amateurs, two US Amateurs, and two
British Opens (as an Amateur).
This nice original aluminum head long-nose-style putter is in better than average condition. Aluminum putters are often bag worn as
aluminum is easily dented and hosels easily cracked. The hosel on this putter is solid
and the head still attractive as is the leather wrap grip and
golden hickory shaft. A hidden feature on this putter is there are two small circular lead backweights inlaid on the back of the head behind both the heel and toe—which makes this club one of the earliest heel-and-toe weighted putters. These two lead buttons are almost the same color as the aluminum.
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