Lot # 53: Walter Hagen Sand Wedge w/Concave Face

Starting Bid: $300.00

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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

Covered under Edwin McClain’s December 1928 US patent, this Hagen sand wedge has a dramatically curved face and a large, broad sole.  Bobby Jones even used one of these in the 1930 British Open.  In 1931 the USGA adopted a new regulation that made any club with a concave face non-conforming.  Consequently, Hagen stopped producing its concave sand wedge.

This example, complete with its 34" shaft and original leather-wrapped grip, appears to be nearly unused. All the chrome is still shining like it did 90 some years ago.  A beautiful example of this always popular collectible.

TCA2 Vol. 1 p. 283-284

This club is easily recognized in both of the accompanying group images.

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