Lot # 161: Spalding Spring Face Iron, Model C

Starting Bid: $200.00

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Item was in Auction "Desert Mountain Collection",
which ran from 8/30/2022 6:00 AM to
9/17/2022 8:00 PM

Decades and decades before any golfer ever heard the acronym "COR," a few spring faces clubs were produced. This spring face iron uses six rivets to hold a corrugated steel face in place over a hollow head.  Spalding’s 1903 catalog states that spring face on these clubs was capable of delivering incredible distance AND that the ball will land “dead” when “approaching the green from a distance.“  That’s quite a combination, especially if it were true! 

Introduced in 1902, Spalding spring face irons were offered in Spalding's American catalog for a number of years.  This example has its original 39 1/8" shaft, stamped "A.G. Spalding & Bros" up near the grip. The sheepskin grip is original and a beautiful light color. The back of the iron head is stamped "Model C" and "Sherardized."

For more on Spalding's spring face irons, see TCA2 Vol 2 p 415

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