Lot # 123: Mills BSD 1 1/2 Driving Iron, Aluminum Metalwood

Starting Bid: $75.00

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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

Produced by William Mills of Sunderland, England, this early 1900s BSD 1 1/2 Driving Iron Model aluminum metalwood has a long-nose-style clubhead that measures 4 3/8" in length and 1 1/8" in face depth.  In the Mills catalog for 1909, the BSD line of metalwoods had long heads and deep faces while the BS line has long heads and shallow faces.  The catalog compared the clubs in both lines to the old school long, mid, short, and baffy spoons. However, the Mill's clubs were designed to take the place of irons. Hence the "Driving Iron" model offered here, which the catalog describes as a medium long spoon, is only 39 1/2" in length. It has its original leather-wrapped grip.

The aluminum alloy Mills used to make his clubheads was a soft metal, and this aluminum head is in average condition, showing use but no abuse. The hosel is solid with no cracks. Same, too, for the entire clubhead.

For more on Mills clubs see TCA2 v1 p338-341.

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