Lot # 85: Walter Hagen Concave Sand Wedge

Starting Bid: $150.00

Bids: 6 (Bid History)

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Item was in Auction "Fall 2022",
which ran from 11/3/2022 7:00 PM to
11/20/2022 12:20 AM

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.

The head on this club has been lightly buffed and looks clean as a whistle—very natural.  Only the sole shows much evidence of use.  The shaft and grip are original.

For more on Edwin McClain's scooped out sand wedge, see TCA2 Vol. 1 p. 283-284

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